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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 explores one of the most attractive counties in England and finds time to visit Cheddar Gorge in neighbouring Somerset Think of the English countryside, and rolling acres, medieval cathedrals, pretty stone villages and ancient sites spring to mind. Look no further than Wiltshire, home to Stonehenge and Salisbury Cathedral. Its big skies, ancient inns and pubs, rolling chalk hills, bustling market towns, and world famous gardens and houses offer multiple choices. It also has a few surprises – where else can you shop in the middle of a prehistoric stone circle , watch cheese mature in a cave,…

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Our heart screening service provides fast, accurate, safe and painless vital heart health information for your customers at your premises in about 20 minutes. The actual pressure in the heart is measured along with the current state of health of the arteries, ie premature ageing, stiffness etc. These are vital indicators that can determine the risk factor for a future serious heart event. Our nutritionist carries out the screenings and can also discuss nutritional and lifestyle changes to the customer if the results so indicates It is a fantastic service to offer your customers as the information is retrieved accurately…

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 Lake Garda SuperSaver Holiday – 7 Nights 3* from €449 If you are considering a holiday that combines rich culture and stunning scenery, then look no further than this Lake Garda SuperSaver Holiday with Travel Department. Situated beneath the striking backdrop of the Dolomite Mountains in Northern Italy, Lake Garda is famous for its Mediterranean climate, blue waters, abundant vegetation and attractive villas and gardens. Upon arrival in Italy, you will be met at the airport by our local representative who will accompany you to your hotel, share some information about the area and suggest activities for you to enjoy…

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SeniorTimes managed to grab a few moments with the popular broadcaster.. As someone who cheerfully admits to have grown up on television, Kathryn Thomas knows her medium of choice can be a demanding one. How demanding? Well, on Valentine Day she ended up working unexpectedly. You sense it might not be the first time. When SeniorTimes catches up with the popular broadcaster, Kathryn is expecting another film crew in the door any minute – par for the course when she and the other members of the Operation Transformation team are the middle of the season. Indeed, it says much for…

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Michael Judd Actor Michael Judd, a professional actor in his mid-50s, has been working in Irish theatre film and TV since the 1980s. Like many others in that decade, he emigrated to the US and the New York stage in particular, where he worked for a period of 14 years. While in New York, he co-founded the theatre company Banba’s Crown with his wife Sinead Colreavy and four other actors. In 2002, he returned to Ireland and has taken on many roles including that of Oscar Wilde in his and Sinead’s own adaptation of Micheál macLiammóir The Importance of Being…

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Lorna Hogg caught up with the Grande Dame when she opened a recent exhibition of her gowns at  the Newbridge Silverware’s Museum of Style As the song goes, `there is nothing like a dame,’ and there is certainly nobody like this  one. Dame Joan Henrietta Collins is possibly best known for her 1980s role of Alexis Colby, in Dynasty. In which she proved with with style and glamour, that older women could be smart, sexy and sassy. Now, at the age of 82, she is pushing the accepted expectations and boundaries of age even further, exemplifying her philosophy that age…

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Good news – ‘grey power’ is ending those lurking suspicions, the feeling that it’s  ‘too late,’ that you’re `past it’ or ‘too old’ to try out a new experience, travel off the beaten track, learn new skills, or take on challenges. So, it’s not only never too late, but an ideal time to fulfil that long held ambition, or develop a new on. Lorna Hogg offers a few challenges Learn to read Many older people have developed complex avoidance techniques to hide the fact that they can’t read or write very well. This is becoming increasingly difficult, as so much…

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In her latest quest to trace the roots of  celebrated Irish and British literary figures , Lorna Hogg goes on the trail of one of the true giants, Charles Dickens.. When you wish a friend ‘Merry Christmas’,  cheerfully hand over that  seasonal donation, or just look forward to all the traditional celebration, it’s not all due to clever modern advertising. Charles Dickens encompassed both the greeting and goodwill into his  popular novella  A Christmas Carol, which has become part of our modern Christmas celebration. We all know of Dickens’s unforgettable range of characters – Scrooge, Tiny Tim, Bill Sykes, the…

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According to The Alzeimers Society there are 50,000 dementia caregivers in Ireland  Pat is about to finish his shift at work. He wants to get home in good time before the home help finishes. Pat will prepare dinner for himself and his wife Eileen, and help her to eat. They will try to watch television for a while, but she finds it difficult to concentrate on anything for long. Eileen has been diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia-she has worsening memory, making it difficult to do many of the things she previously took for granted. Even allowing for her memory problems, her…

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They say opposites attract, and that was certainly the case for Mairead Robinson’s parents as she tells their story These days many couples meet each other on-line, while for the previous generation it was usually at a dance or disco. But what about the generation before that, how did they find their partners?  My parents met and married in the late 1940s, a period just after the war when times were really tough.  And yet, against all odds, the English Rose and the Irish Charmer  met and fell in love and got married and settled into their new home in…

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