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Top Five Apps for Over 65s

Top Five Apps for Over 65s

There's more to apps than Angry Birds and SnapChat...

Smartphone apps aren't all aimed at the young, there really is an app for everyone - from puzzles to recipes and much more. We round up the top five with Puzzler.

The app market is thought to be worth a staggering $ 25 billion, and everyone is keen to have a share of the pie.

    So you want to write?

    ... and get paid

    Author Elizabeth Wright says that writing is a great hobby for men and women over 50. It can pay and there's an enormous market out there.

      Meet Me at the Albany

      An innovative day club for over 60s in SE London

      Led by artists based at the Albany Arts Centre, this creative day club for over 60s is breaking boundaries in London.


        A Dog's Tale

        by Hazel Dinnen

        A short tale of a dog's adventure, written by professional dog walker and member of our over 50s Facebook group, GiddyCafe.

          Over 50s Hobbies: Running with Your Dog

          Is your dog getting obese?

          With growing concern about an obesity epidemic amongst pets, the finger is sometimes pointed at overweight owners. Running with your dog is a great way for you to both stay fit.


            Adventure caving for the over 50s

            by Jamie Gibbs - resident blogger for Confused.com

            Taking part in an adventure sport is a great way to spend a holiday, no matter who you are.

              The Big Lunch 2014

              The annual event for neighbours returns 1 June

              Street parties and communal lunches are somewhat of a British institution on Royal occasions. But why restrict them to once in a blue moon?


                Hobbies for Women over 50 and over 60

                From Hand Embroidery to Hatha Yoga

                Ideas to express, skills to learn, things to do, places to see, people to meet, beauty to behold.

                  Over 50s Hobbies: Beekeeping

                  Help sustain our honeybee population & reap the rewards!

                  Part of the new 'Ideal Life Collection' of DVDs, The Essential Guide to Keeping Bees gives a fascinating insight into this rewarding hobby.


                    Hints and Tips for Taking up Art as a Hobby

                    Do you fancy a go at painting?

                    Paul Robinson, from Reeves explains how easy it is to get started with some of the key mediums: acrylic, water colour and oil. Celebrate your creativity!

                      Hobbies for Men Over 50 and Over 60

                      From Wine Tasting to Helping Honey Bees

                      Ideas, inspiration and challenges for men looking for a great new hobby or interest.


                        Oh My Giddy Aunt book

                        Great Hobbies for Men Over 50 and Over 60

                        Great Hobbies for Women Over 50 and Over 60

                        PHOTO SAFARI

                        Photo safari specialists Africa in Focus have a range of mobile camping safaris that take in Africa's most iconic destinations and wildlife such as the Gorillas of Kigali, the Rift Valley and the spectacular Victoria Falls. Find out more about a photo safari to these destinations and others ...

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