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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. The Launch of the Midlife MOT online programme

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Wouldn’t it be great to wake up each morning confident that you are going to live a happy, healthy and productive long life? As the founder of Fab after Fifty I am passionate about women over 50 making the second half of life the best half of life.  I have come to understand that to do that – we must ‘age proof’ our lives to ensure that we age healthily and positively. We all take our cars in for their MOT once they reach midlife – but do we do the same for ourselves? Why the Midlife MOT? This is why I have teamed up with Garth Delikan a.k.a. ‘The Lifestyle Guy’ to put together an online programme to do just that. The Midlife...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
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