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  1. A new report on the need for Midlife MOT out today

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon A new report out today builds on the recommendations of the John Cridland report to provide more support to workers in midlife . The report details pilots by Aviva, L&G, Mercer and The Pensions Advisory Service to help workers in mid-life make realistic choices about their career development, health and finances. The need for the Midlife MOT initiative is based on the following: As the State Pension age increases and people work for longer, John Cridland’s independent review of the State Pension age called for employers to provide extra support as people enter mid-life to help them take stock and think about the future. Many misjudge the income they will need in future or underestimate the chances of having to manage a health condition or care...
  2. Review of Littlecote House Hotel with Warner Holidays

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon All I can say is what a fabulous weekend I spent at Littlecote House. I love history – especially the Tudor period, so discovering that Littlecote was the venue Henry VIII used to woo Jane Seymour was an added bonus. Littlecote is set in 113 acres, and so much history surrounds the site – going back to Roman times. There is a fabulous Roman mosaic in the grounds.     I went with a friend to have a ‘girlie’ break. We have known each other for decades and tend to have the same likes and dislikes – although she is a little more sporty than me. I arrived on Friday afternoon – ahead of my friend who was joining...
  3. Generation Why Not – plenty of socialising, a tipple every day and minimal exercise – why the over 60s are living life faster than 30-year olds

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      Nearly 40% of people over the age of 60 admit to socialising regularly to help keep healthy and active Over 76% feel younger than they actually are A shocking 62% admit to not exercising regularly Forget OAPs, today’s over 60s are truly a ‘Why Not’ generation as they party the night away, enjoy a few cheeky tipples and spend plenty of downtime relaxing. And while this might sound like the average weekend for a 30-year-old, new research* by Camping in the Forest has revealed this is actually the average lifestyle for over 60’s as they enjoy letting loose in later life. The results of the survey by Camping in the Forest revealed 76% of over 60’s in the UK have a much younger outlook on life than...
  4. Tips for Travelling Solo over 50 for the first time.

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon I have a lot of single women over 50  say that they would like to travel,  but are nervous of doing so alone. Having just returned from a short break (travelling on my own) I thought I would share with you my tips and some of the tips from my fellow travellers. If you haven’t travelled solo before, look for a weekend or short  break in this country where the focus is on an activity /interest you enjoy. You’ll connect with like minded people and have plenty to talk about over dinner. There are holidays  for a whole variety on interests, from walking, to writers workshops, yoga, bridge, art. There really are opportunities to travel and participate in an activity you enjoy- and the activity takes the pressure off travelling...
  5. How long will you live for? A fun quiz to try

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon We are told that we are living for longer –  but how much longer. How much can we influence how long we live for ? And  how long do we actually want to live for? If I look at the life expectancy tables on the Office of National Statistics website,  based on where I live (the South East). I should expect to live to the age of 85. But this of does not take into account any lifestyle choices . Where we live, how much we exercise, how much alcohol we consume can all have an impact. I came across a fun tool (strangely named a ‘death clock’)  that lets you put in your age, and then...
  6. Why my pink leather jacket became a symbol of my new found freedom.

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon I have had this pink biker jacket for at least 16 years – it was a purchase prior to my getting together with my now ex husband. It was my favourite item in my wardrobe. I loved the colour – a significant departure from my usual black – and the feel of the leather. It seemed surprisingly to go with so many things in my wardrobe. My now ‘ex’ hated me wearing it. His rationale was that he had never seen a pink cow. The same rationale did not apply to his navy leather jacket however, or his blue shoes – it seems that pink cows were the problem. I put the pink jacket at the back of the wardrobe. Gradually other items suffered the same...
  7. Suzy Quatro talks to Fab after Fifty about her career , motivation and authenticity

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    Interview by Ceri Wheeldon Suzi Quatro has been at the top of the tree in so many areas of entertainment and the arts – and she has stayed there for more than five decades. Suzi talks to Fab after Fifty about her stunning career – so far ! What a dynamic and inspirational lady!!! I think I shall have go and see her perform on stage in the upcoming Legends Tour. How have you managed to sustain a career in entertainment for so long – I understand you have celebrated more than 50 years as a pro.  I have been in the business for 53 years….and still counting. I believe I have continued to be a success because whatever and whoever I am is real. I am not manufactured whatsoever. This...
  8. Style over 50: Dress for a wedding or a day at the races

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    Style Pick by Ceri Wheeldon Continuing with our dressing for summer occasions series , here I have chosen a dress with sleeves in my favourite colour – cobalt blue. It is very similar to one I bought three years ago – I have had lots of wear out of mine – teaming it with diamante drop earrings for evenings   I think it suits most skin tones and hair colours so for me is always a winner. This style of dress is ageless, so fabulous for women over 50. Great dress for wedding guests This dress is simple, elegant,  great for weddings  – and the neckline meets the dress code for race meetings such as Ascot- although if you are in the Royal Enclosure at...
  9. A holiday with Silver Spain : lifestyle, healthy and active ageing for over 55s with cultural visits in Malaga

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon. Whenever we talk about holidays and travel on Fab after Fifty, the feedback always seems to focus on wanting to see new places and do things that are a little different – it seems that we  over 50somethings have far too much energy to go on holiday just to lie in the sun and sip cocktails! When I was approached by a new company  Silver Spain offering a different sort of holiday to join them on a taster for their new Silver Week initiative,  I checked out their website and said yes. The holidays are all aiming to  explore the more cultural aspects of the Costa del Sol, while promoting healthy and active ageing. Sounded good to me, and a great opportunity to explore...
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