Author: Senior Times

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

Dermot Farrelly advises anyone with sight difficulties to “Contact NCBI, they will show you the way” Dermot Farrelly recounts his first encounter with the NCBI during his early days of sight loss. “In 1982 I had detached retinas and I lost my sight in the left eye, four years later the right one went. I am not totally blind but I have very little left”. Dermot describes how much the help of the NCBI helped him through this time, “The NCBI were invaluable to me, on so many levels. Naturally my sight loss caused huge upheaval, physically, emotionally and practically.…

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Maretta Dillon chats with Derek Bell, Chief Operations Officer with The Retirement Planning Council of Ireland (RPCI). It may be a bit of an irony but while Derek Bell – COO of RPCI since October last- is counselling those ready to retire, he himself is relishing his new role with the organisation. In the first of a two part series, he highlights the challenges and opportunities for those ready to give up the day job. While financial and money concerns are often the first thing prospective retirees think of, it is the other more emotional adjustments that can be just…

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THE VISION WALK MARBELLA 10-16 October 2017  Fighting Blindness invites you to join walkers from all over the world to discover the unknown side of Marbella, Spain during the Vision walk this October. The walk takes place from October 12-15, 2017 through the countryside, nature trails and along the beach. It promises to be great fun, challenging and an opportunity to raise much needed funds for research into the causes of visual impairment. Fighting Blindness is an Irish patient-led charity with a vision to cure, support and empower, we fund world-leading researching into treatments and cures for blindness, while caring for…

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Peri Implantitis Ninian Peckitt  FRCS FFD RCS  FDS RCS  FA Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon / Facial Plastic Surgeon Around 500,000 Dental Implants are placed in the U.S. per annum. Complications are not uncommon and at British Dental Place we have a strategy to address this problem.  Peri-implantitis is the destructive inflammatory process affecting the soft and hard tissues surrounding dental implants. It may range from mild inflammation of the gum to severe bone loss – with the loss of the implant. It is thought that one third of those patients have a milder untreated gum…

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Have you ever placed an alarm clock on the far side of the room to prevent yourself from hitting the snooze button in the morning? Or moved a bowl of nuts out of arms reach at a dinner party to stop you from nibbling your appetite away? We are all guilty of employing these tactics to ‘protect’ ourselves from ourselves! As students we are taught that it does not make sense to place nuts out of arms reach; if I did not want to eat them I would simply choose to stop eating, so why go to the trouble of…

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With the start of summer, now is a perfect time to start planning future 2017 and 2018 cultural adventures. Choose from a spectacular selection of opera and music holidays designed to provide unique and memorable occasions for people who share a genuine interest in, enjoy and appreciate Opera, Ballet, Music, Art and History. From historical Berlin to Mozart’s Salzburg, to the famous Arena di Verona Opera Festival, the variety is richer than ever. IFC holidays include flights, transfers, local guides, accommodation and guided excursions. See the best of Berlin on the IFC Berlin Opera & Historical Delights tour. Departing 07…

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Interview with Donal O’Siocháin, Programme Leader with Retirement Planning Council Ex pilot Donal O’Siocháin had one view of retirement after a long career with Aer Lingus but surprised himself by retraining. He now works with the Retirement Planning Council of Ireland clg (RPC) advising others what to expect at this new stage of their lives. It was only after three months into his own retirement at 58 and on the advice of a friend who had done a retirement course that he realised that ‘there were all these things that I was missing out on’, including social welfare benefits. This…

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When someone close to us passes away, many of us who are left behind not only have to deal with the grief, heartache and often shock, but we are also faced with the task of organising the funeral. This can be a daunting task for many, particularly if you have no previous experience of it. In the past, families often avoided having open conversations about their funeral wishes. Many would have considered it a taboo or morbid topic to be discussed and very difficult for all concerned. Fanagans Funeral Directors, the largest Funeral Directors in Dublin, believe that this is…

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Our health as we age has a lot to do with how we live, from what we eat to what we drink and also our thoughts which dictate how we feel. Our mind and body are linked, our psychological state is reflected in our physical body and vice versa. If negative emotions are not dealt with they get stored in the body and can lead to a host of health problems from chronic pain to stomach problems, fatigue and bladder issues to high blood pressure and some forms of cancer. Letting go is something that means different things to different…

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The Freebird Club is the Dublin based start-up which aims to disrupt the traditional notion of ageing by mobilizing and fostering connections between older people, and championing a new ‘caring approach’ to the sharing economy. Its official launch took place on Wednesday 5th April at Airfield Estate in Dundrum, Dublin. Numerous guests, including Freebird Club members, representatives of age organizations such as Age Action and Third Age, public institutions and journalists were welcomed by the start-up team in the charming and evocative setting of Airfield food gardens. In congratulating the initiative, Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor stated: “I’m not the only one that…

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