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WHERE THERE’S A WILL…

Nobody plans to fail, but when it comes to addressing our later life affairs, many of us do fail to plan. While this is a topic we may not wish to face, the peace of mind that comes from having a plan in place is worth its weight in gold. ...

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GREAT CROFT DAY CENTRE: BLOOMIN’ MARVELLOUS

Great Croft day centre has a dramatically lovely garden again – this time fully accessible from patio to top lawn – thanks to the green fingers of Ann Treneman and a team of dedicated volunteers. Whatever the season American-born Ann Treneman’s planting at Great Croft day centre aims to offer ...

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SPICE UP YOUR LIFE

How do you elevate your everyday dishes into exotic creations? Just add spice. A little pinch here and there and you’ll soon have those tastebuds singing. There are many headlines that claim various health and wellbeing benefits from the use of herbs and spices in our diets – aiding everything ...

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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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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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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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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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