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  1. Fancy A Career Change Now’s A Great Time In Your Life For One!

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    We can have all kinds of careers in our lives, and there’s always going to be moments when we think to ourselves, ‘Am I on the right path here?’ And sometimes, the answer is going to turn up a little short! You know there’s something else you’d rather be doing, and you know your skills could be put to better use elsewhere – but what can you do? Changing your career takes a lot of time and effort, and you never know if the decision is going to pay off or not, especially if you’ve had a career change or two already in all your years so far! But all in all, there’s a lot of jobs out there, and any one of them could be a perfect...
  2. How to define your style over 50.

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon When it comes to what to wear over 50 as far as I am concerned there are no rules. There used to be so many inferences in the media and society with rules quoted such as ‘women over 50 shouldn’t have long hair’, women over 50 shouldn’t wear jeans, women over 50 shouldn’t wear sleeveless dresses, women over 50 shouldn’t wear bikinis, wear black, wear short skirts…it seemed that the list was endless in terms of what we were expected to not wear. Define your style over 50 by wearing what makes you feel confident For me the secret of defining your style over 50 is wearing what makes  you feel confident and comfortable in your own skin. I had a...
  3. Preventing falls at home

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    Articles by Ceri Wheeldon I was recently commissioned by Bathing Solutions to give my thoughts on this very topic Many of us are finding ourselves part of the sandwich generation –  with both children and parents needing help. One aspect of looking after parents as they age is ensuring they can live independently in a safe environment for as long as possible. Falls are one aspect of the elderly living alone where we can take steps to minimise the risk. There are typically more than 250,000 emergency hospital admissions in the UK for patients over the age of 65. So what can be done to reduce the risk of falls? Secure the edges of any loose rugs to the floor with double sided tape. Minimise clutter – keep any electrical...
  4. Inspirational Women Over 50

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon How we live in our 50s and beyond has changed dramatically for our generation. There are so many inspirational women who lead by example. I was recently commissioned by Sun Life to give my thoughts on this very topic. I have chosen 7 women who inspire me. Some are public figures, others are women I have been privileged to connect with through my Fab after Fifty activities. All inspire in very different ways. Who would you add to the list? The Queen At a time when we are all expected to work for longer, what better example could we have than the Queen.  I appreciate that she may be living a life of luxury, but nobody can question her commitment and...
  5. Redefining your space: Updating your home needn’t cost a fortune

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    Transforming your home needn’t cost a fortune. While everyone else tuned in to watch Marie Kondo declutter on Netflix, I came across the Great British Design Challenge – which originally aired on BBC2. It is a competition where each episode two amateur interior designers are given a budget, and a room (or two) to transform over two days. They achieve great results while spending relatively little Little projects can transform an entire room. I have several little projects I have thought about doing in the house, and re-watching this programme made me realise that if these designers could transform an entire room in two days, I should take the plunge and start on my own far less ambitious projects. I love being creative – and am quite happy...
  6. Health over 50: Top tips for better energy

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    Tips from Susan Scott We recharge our phones, put petrol in our car, but forget about boosting our own energy. Why do you think this is? Susan Scott, author of Life Force offers her top tips for creating more energy. By building healthy habits into your life you lay the foundations to optimise your energy. Add vegetables to your dinner plate, take the stairs rather than the lift, manage the triggers that cause you distress; simple changes can soon become embedded and become the norm.   Tip 1:    Make time to eat.  Having three meals a day with a healthy snack in the morning and afternoon will balance your blood sugar levels. Tip 2:    Eat good complex carbohydrates such as oats, wholegrains and brown rice.  Carbs are the fuel required...
  7. Essential Guide To Buying A Retirement Property

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    When it comes to buying your dream retirement home, the last thing you want to do is get it wrong.  So, it can feel like an overwhelming decision. Whether you’re looking to downsize (now the kids have flown the nest) or you want to fulfil a lifelong wish and live abroad—there are plenty of options available—you just need to decide what’s best for you. It’s vital you plan beforehand. After all, the last thing you want is to later down the road be unhappy with your new home. Here’s a quick guide to help you buy your perfect retirement home. Decide if it’s right for you If you’re planning to sell your family home or invest your life savings, you need to be sure moving is the right thing for you...
  8. Increase in State Pension Age: Does it affect your Critical Illness Cover?

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon The unexpected issues as a result of the increase in state pension age: Critical illness cover Many women affected by the increase in state pension age are already looking at the issues of having to work for longer , and waiting longer for other related services such as a free bus pass etc . The increase is already controversial with many women feeling they had insufficient notice to prepare for the change,  but there are now other issues that are coming to light. Payments stopping at 60 Those who took out critical illness cover and claimed  are now apparently finding themselves in difficulty, according to an article in the Mail .  Most policies had payments linked to the state...
  9. Are you ready to join the Age Proud Revolution?

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Is 2019 the year women will stop lying about their age? This  is the headline I woke up to this morning.   According to one of the world’s top trend predictors, this is the year when we will become ‘age proud’. Marian Salzman predicts that  age will now become a badge of honour But what about those of us who have been age proud for some  time? When I set up Fab after Fifty, an unbelievable 9 years ago, it was because I was so frustrated at the apparent ageism in the recruitment process when it came to women ( was a headhunter) and the out of date perceptions of how a 50 something woman viewed herself, her life and the world. I...
  10. The benefits older workers bring to the workplace

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon With more than 7 million employees over the age of 50 in the UK, and with the country as a whole having to come to terms with an ageing population and extended retirement ages, employers have to recognise the value employees over 50 can bring to the workplace. I have run my own business for nearly 30 years so can essentially decide how long I continue to work,but have many friends in corporate life who feel they are being ‘aged out’- despite the default retirement age having been scrapped a decade ago. I know that many of the readers of Fab after Fifty have raised concerns about perceived ageism in the recruitment process when they have been seeking new roles. I feel this is so short sighted....
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