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SOUND ADVICE: MUSIC IS GOOD FOR THE MIND, BODY & SOUL

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We’re beginning to understand why music affects us so profoundly. It activates more areas of the brain than any other stimulus and provides profound benefits to both mind and body. Music has the power to move us – both physically and emotionally. Transporting our minds back to a first kiss ...

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SHARE NECESSITIES

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We all sleep, eat and travel, but we don’t necessarily think about sharing our home, kitchen and car with strangers. Think again. The sharing economy has arrived and apparently it’s big business.   In our throw-away modern world, it can sometimes feel like people have forgotten how to share. Not ...

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OPENING DOORS LONDON: TACKLING LONELINESS

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Camden’s older LGBT* team offers brilliant chat and befriending. When was the last time you had a really good conversation? One that includes Dad’s Army episodes, opera jokes, bursts of French, debate about normative heterosexual behavior in relation to the zodiac sign, Aries, and the difficulties of getting a hippy (or ...

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THE 46 BUS

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Where to hop on and off our borough’s best bus. The 46 bus is a proper star, crossing our bit of London from Lancaster Gate to St Bartholomew’s Hospital (Barts to its friends) every 9-12 minutes. For seven days a week the 46 heads through Camden from 5.22am (there’s a ...

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SONGS IN THE KEY OF LIFE

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If music be the food of love, playlist on. A journey into sound by Dickie Minton. Playlists tell stories. And stories are the foundation of our identity. Be it a wedding reception, barbecue or birthday celebration, there is invariably an accompanying soundtrack that its creator hopes will have a profound ...

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SUGAR UNCOATED: FIND YOUR SWEET SPOT

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Don’t let added sugar in your diet sour your health and wellbeing. Simply follow these practical steps for a healthier lifestyle where you can still have your cake and eat it. 1. FIND YOUR VOICE One of the first things you need to overcome is the fear of being seen ...

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SASSAKA AMENA: LIFTING LATER LIFE

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What does Age UK Camden do? Find out from Services Manager Sassaka Amena. “We’re not an emergency service, we’re here to support you – led by what users need and non-judgmental,” says Sassaka Amena firmly, rebutting the idea that Age UK Camden only exists for people having a major health ...

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FRESH THINKING: SPRING INTO ACTION

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Put a spring in your step with these simple seasonal ideas to help spruce up your home, as well as great things to do when you’re out and about. 1. IMPROMPTU PICNIC Given the fact that British weather is unreliable at the best of times, take advantage of a particularly nice ...

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ONLINE SHOPPING: YOU SHOP, THEY DROP

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For a shopping experience that’s far from the madding crowd, try buying online. It’s now even easier to get your groceries picked and delivered directly to your doorstep.   Screaming toddlers, long queues and heavy shopping bags – just a few of the reasons to avoid setting foot in a ...

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COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTORS: RAISE YOUR VOICE

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By encouraging each other to contribute to society in a meaningful way, we can create a richer and more vibrant Camden community with older people playing a vital role. It’s the difference between being listened to and being heard. You may be familiar with the terms age quake or the ...

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