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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

This year we are celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Silver Surfer Awards. Age Action in association with DCU Age Friendly University are searching for Ireland’s top Silver Surfers. The Awards celebrate and showcase older peoples’ use of the internet and technology. The winners of the Age Action Silver Surfer Awards will be announced at an awards ceremony on Tuesday 28 May 2019 at The Helix Theatre, DCU, Dublin 9 There are 7 awards in total as follows: The National Silver Surfer Award (this is the adjudicators’ choice and will be selected from the winners of the categories below) “Getting…

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Welcome to the 4* Abbey Hotel Roscommon An 18th Century Castle Style Setting in the Heart of the Irish Midlands Experience True Irish Hospitality at it’s best Situated in Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands, in the beautiful countryside town of Roscommon, is where you will find the 4* Abbey Hotel, a multi-award winning and charming family-run, 18th-century Castle Manor setting owned and run by the Grealy family since 1963. Conveniently and centrally located just over an hour from Galway, Westport, Sligo and Kildare, a 90 minute drive from Dublin and only 55 minutes from Knock Airport, the Abbey Hotel is easily accessible with excellent bus and…

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Q&A with Tanya Zubrzycki co-writer with Prof. Maria Slowey of a new report, Living Longer, Learning Longer – Working Longer? Implications for New Workforce Dynamics from the Higher Education Research Centre (HERC) at Dublin City University. ‘measuring the age profile in an organisation seems to be very important because “what gets measured gets managed”.’ You include a question mark in the name of the report. One of the research topics that the HERC focuses on is lifelong learning. We look at the question of working longer from a variety of different perspectives. There’s a lot of conversation now about a…

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If it’s May, it’s Bealtaine, the festival that celebrates the arts and creativity as we age. There’s plenty to choose from but here is a miniature selection: Blow the Dust Orchestra is the National Concert Hall’s resident community orchestra for older people; Growing Old Disgracefully (satirical songs/poems Cabaret Style) is based on the trials, tribulations and joys of growing older; and Beginner Creative Writing Workshop for Adults, Tullamore Central Library. See bealtaine.ie for all the details. Music Network continue their exciting and innovative tours with the arrival of incredible French-Canadian folk super group De Temps Antan whose live shows are…

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Stellify Media and RTÉ One are looking for participants for a new property television series called Goodbye House Goodbye House is looking for people who are thinking about downsizing their family home and who are looking for that perfect new home that will adapt to their needs. We are highlighting that downsizing can be a very positive and freeing step into the future for many and our aim is to show how easy it can be. Are you thinking about downsizing, but just don’t know what the next step is? Are you looking for that dream duplex or a beautiful new…

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Mairead Robinson looks at how to keep and care for your teeth as the years roll by. For most of us, one of the most distressing signs of ageing can be dental changes and the loss of our teeth as gums recede, sensitivity increases and colour darkens.  As we live longer and fuller lives, dental health becomes all the more important. By and large, dental care doesn’t turn inside out when you reach a certain age, but we have to do more to keep our smile strong and to continue to enjoy eating our favourite foods.  There is no doubt that…

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Cancer will affect a majority of people during their lifetime. This is one of the most frightening conditions to have diagnosed. Thankfully now we are much better equipped as a society to deal with the problem. Diagnostic techniques have improved so that we can make earlier intervention to attempt cure. Treatment may involve surgery, radiation or chemotherapy. Radiation therapy will be experienced by up to 60% of all patients. This may be curative in its own right or may be part of a wider overall package. It may also be used as part of a palliative care regimen where it…

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Over 1,600 people attended City Hall on the 9th and 10th of March making it one of the most successful in the 12 years its been running in Cork and we received numerous positive comments from exhibitors and attendees alike. Conor Pope’s and Brendan Grace’s talks were standing room only and the cooking demonstrations were a hugely popular new feature. Cork follows a successful first Belfast 50 Plus and we now move onto the South Court Hotel in Limerick on the 7th and 8th of May. To register to attend go to the 50 Plus Expo page on this site…

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Is thinking about retirement just too daunting? Are you so busy working that planning your retirement feels like one task too many? Not something you need to be worrying about right now? Well, stop! We in the Retirement Planning Council of Ireland (RPCI) have just launched our new website – rpc.ie. We invite you to take a browse. It’s packed with detail, advice and up to date information about what retirement might look like for you. RPCI is in business for over forty years so we do have some experience under our belts. We’re all about helping people to prepare…

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