Planning for happiness. How to set goals for later life

Moving home often inspires changes in lifestyle. A new home in a different community leads people to make significant changes to their daily routines. You may find yourself spending time with different people and living life differently. When people retire (or stop full-time work) they gain more time. They have fewer commitments. And more freedom.…

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How to create a great social life when you’re over 55

What do people do when they retire? How does life change for them as they approach their 60s? An Age UK survey asks: “What can we do in later life to look after our well-being?” Their research says hobbies are the best things people can do. They asked people about their favourite hobbies and which…

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What do you wish for in retirement?

Do you find it easy to wind down and switch off? Are you planning to wipe the slate clean, do things differently and start a new life now you’ve reached your fifties? What would be your ideal retirement age? 55? 65? 70? Perhaps you never want to retire – in the traditional sense. Many of…

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How to make the most of every minute

“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions,” quoted Albert Einstein. Retirement means different things to different people. “To leave one’s job and stop working,” (Oxford Dictionary) is just one aspect of retirement. People retire and continue their vocation or start a new profession while receiving pension income. If you like what…

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How to get the best advice about pensions

Finances will be uppermost in your mind as you start planning long term goals. Financial security is everything. Our needs change as we get older and we want to look forward to a greater sense of freedom with a lifestyle free from pressures. In a survey about pension freedoms, 94% of people acknowledged the importance…

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How to move home with ease

Moving home is the perfect opportunity to clear life’s clutter. And, like any major task, it is best broken down into a series of easily manageable steps. When we start to clear out our home, we can’t believe how much we’ve accumulated over the years. Although rooms remain unused and empty, there still seems an…

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What is there to love about Lincoln this season?

Location is everything when it comes choosing a new home. The fine architecture, fascinating history and cultural heritage of the compact city of Lincoln are a perfect contrast to the peace and tranquillity of Lakeshore. Two miles by road, an hour’s stroll on foot or half an hour by water (by boat along the Fossdyke)…

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Important things to know about health and well-being

Does being on the go all the time make you feel happy, healthy and half your age? Or is life so hectic you wish you had more time for yourself? In full-time work, we continually strive for the perfect work life balance. Filling each day with the right amount of variety and interest gives us…

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9 planning tips for a successful retirement

It’s the time of year when daffodils spring into bloom and we feel optimistic for the lazy, hazy days of summer. For those of us no longer in full-time employment, we can take advantage of a new age – a time when we can devote every day to doing things we love. The activities you…

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How to find a park home you can’t help but love

What is your earliest memory? Your mum or dad tending to a well-planted garden while you played hide and seek with friends? Bonfires, school sports days, your first bike, the sixpence (or 5p) in Christmas puddings, secure and happy, running along a warm sandy beach to queue for a 99 ice cream? Days when it…

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