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SOUND ADVICE: MUSIC IS GOOD FOR THE MIND, BODY & SOUL

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We’re beginning to understand why music affects us so profoundly. It activates more areas of the brain than any other stimulus and provides profound benefits to both mind and body. Music has the power to move us – both physically and emotionally. Transporting our minds back to a first kiss ...

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GROUP THERAPY: GETTING TO GRIPS WITH JOINING GROUPS

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How do you deal with being the new kid on the block? If the very idea of breaking into a new social circle at an event has you heading for the door, follow our simple guide to joining groups. We’ve been privileged to meet lots of fantastic characters over the ...

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INTERDEPENDENCE: LIFT YOUR COMMUNITY SPIRITS

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We need to take control of how we take part in society. Finding ways to interact within our Islington community not only gives us the opportunity to ‘love thy neighbour’, it combats loneliness and delivers a deep sense of purpose and worth. As we age, we all strive to be, ...

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INTERDEPENDENCE: NURTURING RELATIONSHIPS

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Sharon Barrett, 57 Watering plants “I live near the Drovers. I’ve got a balcony, no garden. I go to the garden group on a Friday, but at other times if their garden looks as if it needs watering I just do it. I’ve got a disability so can’t bend. But ...

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INTERDEPENDENCE: BLIND AMBITION

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Elizabeth Jones, 88 Set up Talking News Islington “I lost my sight though an accident, which turned life upside down. I missed getting out and about, and I used to like reading but I couldn’t read,” says Elizabeth Jones who went on to set up a talking newspaper, Talking News ...

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TALKING TABLETS: HEALTHY APP-ETITE

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Are tablets a panacea to the problems faced by over 55s? Unfortunately not, but their apps can help us become more connected, entertained and informed, which can only improve the quality of later life. When the first generation iPad was launched in the UK by Apple back in 2010, it ...

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HOME IS…

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Home means so many different things to us all. It can be a place of safety or even a fuzzy childhood memory. The strangest triggers can bring memories of our first homes flooding back. Here Islington residents talk about settling down.   ALL ROADS LEAD TO ISLINGTON Scottish independence. The ...

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FIGHTING FRAUD

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It can be difficult spotting a scam, and fraudsters are often very cunning. Arm yourself with the best of all weapons – good information and timely advice. It could save you a great deal of money you can’t afford to lose. Conmen, fraudsters, scammers or just plain criminals. Whatever we ...

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UNRETIREMENT

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IS 75 THE NEW 65? Post-retirement age working is on the rise. Unretirement can provide you with the opportunity to do the work you’ve always wanted to do, keep you ‘in the game’ or provide a source of supplementary income. 2011 saw the removal of the compulsory retirement age. This, ...

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