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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

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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What’s on in the Arts   March April  2019 Some interesting stuff coming up in the world of theatre in the next few months. Sonya Kelly, creator of The Wheelchair on my Face, brings a light-hearted gaze at perceptions and possessions in Furniture. Told through the lives of six individuals, this fresh comedy looks at how the things we own shape our worldview and even ourselves. As she wryly notes, ‘Furniture is not sentimental. You can love it, but it won’t remember who you are’. See druid.ie Writer Eugene O’Brien – he of Eden and Pure Mule fame – has a…

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Theatre is everywhere this season with a variety of shows and performances to suit all tastes. Louise White is a theatre and performance maker who excels in designing exciting and alternative experiences for audiences. A title like, This is the Funeral of Your Life, is certainly guaranteed to get your attention. Three performers – a dancer, an actor and a mezzo soprano – create a playful environment that invites audiences to examine the possibilities around their own personal legacy including the fragility of life, families, humour and love; to play a game of imagination in a warm and supportive encounter…

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Too busy working to plan your retirement? Here’s an option that might suit. Head away for a weekend to Hotel Westport in Co. Mayo.  Treat yourself to a two-night stay and the chance to learn about and plan for your retirement. Hotel Westport is a family owned 4 Star Hotel perfectly positioned within the extensive grounds of Westport House in the heart of Westport Town. Retirement Planning weekends are open to couples and individuals looking to consider the changes that retirement can bring along with a clear plan for the next stage of living. Derek Bell, COO with the Retirement…

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