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Retirement Matters is pleased to provide profiles of famous actors and actresses from the past, exclusively written for this website by Siobhan Staples; not just a talented writer, Siobhan originally trained as an actress at The Welsh College of Music & Drama, she then spent five years touring the UK... Read more

Volunteer is an example to us all

Anyone of retirement age will know that you have plenty of time and a lot of good intentions, but often nowhere to focus your energies.  If this sounds like you, why not take some time to read the inspirational tale of John Shannon and his exploits as a volunteer, which... Read more

Cycling - the forgotten joys!


Competitions - handy tips!

Comping is one of the cheapest and most rewarding hobbies there is, and if you have Internet access you'll have no trouble finding thousands of wonderful prizes online. In sixteen years I've won more than £200,000 of prizes, including a VW Beetle and around 30 foreign holidays. Read more

Pets: Your cats and dogs and more ...

At present we have looked at cats, dogs, fish and budgies - if you have a more exotic pet, do let us know and we will feature the more exotic in the future. Read more

Heating Bills - Chop Cloc helps!

It’s that time of year again, winter is in the air and we’re all reaching for the heating. But for many households heating bills are a serious concern. A recent survey for the BBC confirmed that one in three of us are seriously worried about paying our heating bills. Read more

Darcey Bussell - older people get fit via dance


Terry Wogan host Ed Sullivan Show

Wogan fronts special episode of legendary variety show which catapulted the careers of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones Read more

Cowboys & Indians - still popular!

‘Make believe’ continues to be the defining childhood activity of the last five decades Read more

Retirement Property - when to take the plunge?

Retirement properties allow for individuals to live in their own private properties while having access to a number of services which can help make day to day life considerably easier. But when does it make sense to consider making the move into a retirement property. Read more

Ultimate Bucket list for age 65!

Intro: If you’ve just retired and are wondering what to do with all your newfound spare time, read on for some great ideas… Read more

Volunteer in Retirement

 An inspirational booklet that highlights the achievements of older people volunteering in retirement has been published by UK volunteering charity CSV to encourage more newly and upcoming retirees to think about volunteering. Read more

Give grandchildren a gift to remember!

Stink bombs, ‘owl hoot’ whistles for sending secret signals, and catapults with marshmallows for bombarding enemies are among the contents of  ‘Adventures in a Box’ from the BattleBox Company – the ideal way to inspire grandchildren to enjoy the great outdoors. Read more

AnenA Canvas Art and Design

The first service is a unique canvas design service which is aimed at those of you who are looking for affordable, hand painted canvases to suit your particular interior. Read more

Downsizing made easy ...

For many older people moving house and downsizing can be stressful, overwhelming and emotional, but with Senior Moves it’s a breeze. Read more