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BREAKING THE ICE: GETTING TO GRIPS WITH JOINING GROUPS

If the very idea of breaking into a new social circle at an event has you heading for the door, follow our simple guide to joining groups. There are many well documented things you can do to help yourself age well – exercise and be physically active, make healthy food ...

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TRAVEL IN STYLE: LAND, AIR OR WATER

View the capital from a variety of vantage points with these nifty transport ideas. Now there’s no excuse for not getting on your bike, boat, or cable car for that matter. 1. FREEDOM PASS BUS TRAVEL Granted, the current mix of buses aren’t as beautiful as the Route Masters of ...

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RAINBOW MEMORY CAFE

Like-minded support. The Rainbow Memory Café for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans* (LGBT+) people who have concerns about their memory, have a diagnosis of dementia or are caring for someone with memory loss or dementia. The café, set up by Opening Doors London (ODL), offers a safe and informal place to ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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