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Benefits of language learning for older people

5 Great Benefits of Learning a Second Language at an Older Age

Learning is a natural part of life, no matter how old we are. According to recent statistics, 17% of UK’s 55-64-year-olds and 5% of 65+-year-olds have taken up online courses and learning during 2020. With the global pandemic still looming in our collective consciousness, learning a second language has become a worthwhile goal for many. […]

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The best brain games for seniors

Keeping those little grey cells active is more important than ever as people age. Intellectual engagement, such as playing brain games, has been shown to improve cognitive function (mental ability) in seniors. Not only can this prevent the onset of or the worsening of dementia, but it can benefit seniors’ health by helping individuals function […]

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Keeping the family connected with computer games

With seasonal festivities on the horizon, it’s time to plan for family get togethers – whether they’re real or virtual. If being in the same home isn’t going to be possible, then how can we connect our older family members with our own household, and particularly the grandchildren? Here are a few free, easy and […]

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Virtual tours and experiences for seniors

The world is a strange place right now and 2020 has shown us the important role that technology plays in being able to stay connected during these difficult times. In particular, using virtual experiences to stay close to loved ones and being able to continue enjoying the world even when you can’t go much further […]

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Best Places for a Staycation this Year

Collaborative Post The coronavirus pandemic has taken international travel off the table for many of us. The risks are just too great, and the likelihood of being quarantined after you’re returned from overseas is enough to give you a second thought or two. Fortunately, the UK is brimming with destinations that we might visit instead. […]

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The Perfect UK Bucket List

Collaborative Post The current lockdown measures mean that our opportunities for travel are close to nil. No lockdown lasts forever, however, and there will come a point where we’re once allowed to get out and about for recreation. This relaxation is sure to come about gradually, with domestic travel being allowed before international travel. With […]

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Travel in later life: why it is still a good idea

Collaborative Post We all need (and deserve) a holiday every now and then. And that doesn’t change when you’re older. Just because you may be retired and live a life of leisure, there are still plenty of reasons to go on holiday. Travelling in later life is really no different to any other point in […]

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Perfect locations to enjoy a relaxing break in the UK

Collaborative Post Enjoying a relaxing break doesn’t have to mean travelling to far-flung exotic locations. It doesn’t even have to mean getting on a plane. The joy of a ‘staycation’ (a holiday in the UK) is that you can hop into the car and arrive at your holiday destination in a matter of hours. There’s […]

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