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SOCIAL DINING

Cook up a little company If you feel like a bit of company, and all this talk of food has whetted your appetite, then why not combine the two and share a meal with others. Whether you pop over to the weekly Seven Dials Club ‘Social Lunch’ or simply invite ...

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APP: KITCHEN STORIES

Curate your cooking Recipes were once passed through the generations. Not anymore. The explosion of the internet means they are passed around the world every second. Whilst this has caused a culinary revolution, navigating the world of online ideas for inspiration can be a tad overwhelming. If you’re bored of ...

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RAHIMA RAHMAN: A TRUSTED VOICE

Rahima Rahman from Age UK Camden’s information and advice team has the sort of calm authority that makes you instantly feel you can trust her. “I love meeting people, and that’s what makes my job very special,” says Rahima Rahman who takes pride in never being late for an appointment. ...

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INFO AND ADVICE: WORRYING WINDFALL

When Thomas O’Neill was left money by his family in Ireland he was unsure what paperwork needed doing, so he did nothing. Thomas, now 69 (and a half) found dealing with the unexpected gift hugely stressful.  “I’ve had nothing all my life and now I had, it was a big ...

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Kilburn

Car boot sales, bargain shopping, delicious Persian food and the iconic Abbey Road. TOURIST’S VIEW Turn right out of Abbey Road Medical Centre and walk towards the zebra crossing outside Abbey Road Studios. Here enjoy the antics of London visitors recreating that 1969 Beatles’ famous album cover. Nearby, tucked down ...

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INFO AND ADVICE: ADAPTING TO CHANGE

When Peter Matthews was made redundant, he turned to Age UK Camden. Tackling health, wealth and home decluttering issues, we were only too happy to advise. There are some dates that are hard to forget. For Peter Matthews, the year when everything turned upside down was 2016 when he was ...

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SOOTHING SOUNDS: HEARING SHEEP

Follow these five tips to help you get a sound night’s sleep, using sound. But, there are no quick fixes when it comes to insomnia – so give these ideas a try over a few weeks. 1. MUSIC Lullabies aren’t just for babies – they’re great for all ages. When choosing ...

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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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THE GOOD LIFE: WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY?

The one thing all humans have in common is that each of us wants to be happy. Much more than a simple feel good factor, happiness has a huge effect on us mentally and physically. What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it’s ...

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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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