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Senior Times publishes Senior Times magazine and are producers of the SeniorTimes Podcasts. They are also organisers of SeniorTimes LIVE! run throughout the country

To coincide with Mary Kennedy’s latest Senior Times Podcast where she talks to award winning novelist, short story writer and playwright Christine Dwyer Hickey, Senior Times are giving away signed copies of both ‘Tatty’ and ‘The Narrow Land’ Christine has published 8 novels, one short story collection and a full-length play. Her latest novel The Narrow Land is the 2020 winner of the Walter Scott Prize and the inaugural winner of The Dalkey Literary Prize 2020. Her novel Tatty is the Unesco Dublin One City One Book for 2020. Christine also supports a project called “Silent Voices,” which helps…

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Mary Kennedy first podcast interview features the renowned, funny and enduring character that is best-selling novelist, Patricia Scanlan. In this series Mary interviews a range of Irish women writers as diverse as , Christine Dwyer Hickey, Sheila O’Flanagan, Liz Nugent and Cathy Kelly. Other interesting and innovative writers include Mary McAleese, Roisin Meaney and Rachael English, who all have had hugely accomplished careers in other fields. To celebrate the new series we are giving someone the chance to win a signed copy of her latest novel All you have to do is answer the following question. Name Patricia’s first published…

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In the next issue of SeniorTimes (on newsstands the 12th of November) Lorna Hogg talks to former State Pathologist Dr Marie Cassidy. We profile Author John Banville and Mary O’Rourke shares her thoughts on life during lockdown. Plus Bridge tuition with Michael O’Loughlin, Creative writing with Eileen Casey, golfing nostalgia with Dermot Gileece and much more. You can subscribe you SeniorTimes HERE

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The STOP67 campaign played a major role in the decision of the Government to defer the proposed increase in the pension age to 67 years. The campaign includes SIPTU, the National Women’s Council of Ireland (NCWI), Age Action and Active Retirement Ireland. The Programme for Government included a commitment to defer the increase to 67, due to come into force on 1st January 2021, “pending the report of the Commission on Pensions and any subsequent Government decisions on its recommendations.” The Commission was proposed in response to the demand by the STOP67 campaign and others for the establishment of a Stakeholder…

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Fighting Blindness Opens the Virtual Doors of its  21st Annual Retina Conference to People with Vision Impairment Offering A Rare Opportunity to Quiz the Experts… Why is my vision loss causing me to hallucinate? When is the new Luxturna gene therapy that could save my sight going to be approved? How should I look after my eye health during this pandemic? These are just some of the burning questions likely to be put to eye experts at the forthcoming Retina 2020 conference Public Engagement Day taking place virtually on Saturday November 7 from 10.30am to 2pm. The conference, organised by Fighting…

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At every stage of our lives, using the correct skin care products is key to looking your best – Mairead Robinson offers some suggestions You may have found that all this hand washing and sanitizing is taking its toll on the condition of your hands. Also the wearing of face coverings and masks can leave your skin feeling particularly dehydrated. With these new behaviours it is now more important than ever to treat our skin with all the loving kindness you can muster. Everyday in Ireland our skin battles against a host of internal and external factors and now due…

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 Daireann Gibson advises  Thinking about what will happen when a loved one dies is a topic that older people often prefer to avoid. This is natural and understandable to a large degree, but it is also an instinct that can lead to many people being unprepared for what to do when the worst happens, creating additional confusion and complications at what is already a stressful time. With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to pose a real danger to public health, the Law Society of Ireland has noted a significant surge in the number of individuals seeking to make wills, suggesting that…

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The National Orthopaedic Hospital Cappagh, Ireland’s largest dedicated orthopaedic hospital, is on track to deliver on its 2018-2020 Strategic Plan as anticipated by the end of the current year, according to the 2019 Annual Report. Last year marked the second year of the three-year strategy, which saw the hospital make significant progress in the delivery of stated priorities and by the end of 2019 and the hospital remained ahead of schedule in terms of goal implementation. Some of the achievements outlined in the 2019 report include: waiting lists for total hip and knee replacements were reduced from 12 months to…

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