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Nature could be just the tonic

By on Tuesday, 30 August, 2016

If only you could get nature on prescription... Well that's exactly what used to happen in the mid-19th century, as smokey, dirty Britain had well and truly entered the Industrial Revolution and urban areas became unbearable. Physicians would often prescribe a visit to a sanitorium and for the wealthy a trip to the Swiss Alps was seen as the cure for many ills.

The festival experience is open to all…

By on Monday, 22 August, 2016

Festivals are no longer the preserve of the young and the hip.

How to prevent that first fall

By on Thursday, 18 August, 2016

Patricia is 86 and has lived a full and healthy life. She is married to Ted and has three children with families of their own. Her perfect day is one spent playing with her two grandchildren.

Breathe new life into a tired garden

By on Wednesday, 17 August, 2016

In August, a garden can begin to look tired and spent. But there are some simple steps you can take to inject new life into your plot.

Taking steps to improve your foot health

By on Tuesday, 16 August, 2016

LATER in life you become more prone to foot problems like corns, blisters and foot infections. The reason – the skin becomes thinner and less elastic. But painful or uncomfortable feet aren’t a natural part of ageing, and can be alleviated.

Super six to eat

By on Wednesday, 04 May, 2016

Researchers in the United States are promoting six ‘superfoods’ for the over-60s.

Looking after number one on holiday

By on Wednesday, 27 April, 2016

Over 60s who like to holiday solo are beginning to feel the benefits of a shift towards catering for the individual traveller.

The secret to a good night’s sleep

By on Wednesday, 20 April, 2016

The more candles you have on your birthday cake, the harder it seems to be to go out like a light!

Pension confusion

By on Wednesday, 13 April, 2016

Many people are still confused about changes to the rate of state pension which came into force on 6 April, according to a Which survey.

Vitamin D boost

By on Thursday, 04 February, 2016

Over 60s should take vitamin D supplements to ward off cognitive decline and dementia, scientists have advised.

Pension pots targeted

By on Thursday, 04 February, 2016

Savers are spending their pensions earlier than ever as people in their fifties and early sixties take advantage of the Government’s pension reforms.

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