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Exercise for Older People – What Type Is Best?

We all know that exercise is good for us – it is good for our mental health as well as benefiting our physical fitness and wellbeing. Regular exercise reduces our risk of developing illnesses and afflictions such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis and high blood pressure. Exercise also improves our memory skills, […]

Blackberry Picking

Memories of Blackberry Picking

Some parts of the country will have ripe blackberries by now, others will have red and green berries in the ditches and will take another fortnight to ripen. My memories of blackberry picking include getting scratched by brambles and eating blackberry and apple pie that evening. I also remember looking at the bottom of my […]

Retirement Planning

There’s More To Retirement Planning Than A Pension

As we get older and move from retirement and being empty nesters to needing help maintaining our independent living (when we can do everything for ourselves), our needs and wants change dramatically. There’s a lot more to retirement planning than putting away money every month for a personal pension. Here’s some of the issues that […]