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Senior Times also publishes Senior Times magazine and are producers of the SeniorTimes Podcasts. They are also organisers of the 50 Plus Expo’s run throughout the country

Lorna Hogg recommends ‘castle hotels’ where you can be haunted in luxury Irish castles are internationally famed for their history and atmosphere, but of course, there is one other requirement. Every self- respecting castle needs a ghost which can provide memorable hauntings, and for many people, the more blood curdling, the better! If you have stayed at home for the summer, and are now looking for a luxury break – why not check the superb autumn deals from Ireland’s many romantic castles? We’ve graded them in terms of the `spook factor’ – which ranges from civilised and friendly spirits, up…

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Join us on 22nd September and experience the Academy for yourself… Come and experience the Renaissance Academy for yourselves at our next Open Day. You will have the opportunity to meet the lecturers and the fantastic staff at our campus. ​There are limited spaces available so book now to avoid disappointment. Renaissance Academy to provide opportunities to develop new skills through socially inclusive, engaging education courses for the over 50’s Renaissance Academy is Ireland’s first-ever university for mature minds. At Renaissance Academy, we strive to provide a comfortable, social environment for members aged 50 and over to pursue high quality continued learning…

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Five tips from Neuromod Medical’s expert audiology team to help you manage your tinnitus One common misconception that exists when it comes to tinnitus is that it’s a condition only suffered by older people. In fact, tinnitus can present in people in any age group – even young children. The reason this misconception exists is mainly because tinnitus is more common in older people as it is strongly linked with hearing loss, something that becomes more prevalent in people as they age[i]. Tinnitus can manifest when there is loss of input to the auditory system, which can happen when hearing…

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Osteoporosis is often referred to as the silent disease as it affects the inside of the bone, while on the outside a person can look and feel perfectly fine. It causes bones to become fragile and break more easily. Women are most at risk from osteoporosis, especially those aged over 65. The effects of undiagnosed or untreated osteoporosis can be devastating, therefore the prevention and early detection of this disease is extremely important With World Osteoporosis Day taking place on 20th October, we got some advice from Dr Máire Finn who is encouraging women over 65 to prioritise their bone…

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Phytaphix (pronounced fight a fix) is brand new, 100% Irish and multi-award nutrition company based on the research and expertise of their founder Dr. Conor Kerley. Dr. Kerley is an Irish doctor of nutrition, award winning nutrition researcher, leading clinician and previously a lecturer in food innovation. Phyt means plant in scientific language and all Phytaphix products are based on natural, plant based ingredients. The first product from Phytaphix is Immune Phix), and was formulated by Dr. Kerley to maintain immune health and reduce tiredness   Pure and premium ingredients based on science Immune Phix is a delicious, high strength,…

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The National Inpatient Experience Survey — the largest survey of its kind in Ireland — is taking place during the month of September The survey will ask patients about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the care they received and will give them the opportunity to share their experiences, as well as to say what improvements they believe are necessary in Irish hospitals. This year patients will be asked about admission to hospital, the ward environment, care and treatment, discharge from hospital, as well as additional questions about their experiences in hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic, such as staff…

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In the next of Gary Cooke’s Senior Times Podcast series on Rugby Legends, Gary chats with Brendan Fanning and former Irish International Willie Anderson on the release of his new book, Crossing the Line. Here is your chance to win a signed copy in advance of the podcast which will be released next week Irish rugby has produced many charismatic figures over its history. None more than Willie Anderson. As a second-row playing during an infamously brutal era, Anderson could never show a moment’s weakness or any self-doubt. He played the kind of hard and uncompromising brand of rugby…

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This weekend will see one of the first live literary festivals to be able to take place  – The Borris House Festival of Writing & Ideas is on this Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the spectacular County Carlow venue Among the guest speakers attending are President Michael D. Higgins, writers Zadie Smith, David Mitchell, Sebastian Barry, Sarah Moss, filmmaker Jim Sheridan and David Puttnam, poet Paul Muldoon and musician Junior Brother… For a very lucky few hundred people, here is who you can come and see on stage: Friday 20th August President Michael D Higgins – Sarah Moss -…

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Key report documents experience of living through COVID, challenges, opportunities and lessons to be learned as Ireland emerges from crisis Researchers at the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) at Trinity College Dublin have released a new report which offers fresh insight into how older adults grappled with the COVID crisis during the first wave of the public health emergency (July – October 2020). The report, In Their Own Words: The Voices of Older Irish People in the COVID-19 Pandemic, surveys 4,000 participants from TILDA’s nationally representative group of people aged 60 and over in Ireland, recording first-hand accounts…

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