Category: Editor’s Choice

These are the signs you are getting old – according to over 50s

2018-04-17 15:24:49

By Astrid Hall Forgetting people’s names, groaning when you bend down and falling asleep in front of the TV are among the signs you’re getting old, according to research. A poll of 2,000 adults also found needing an afternoon nap, finding it tricky to sit cross-legged and choosing comfort over style are indicators you’re getting on a bit. Complaining more often, declaring you’re ‘gasping’ for a cup of tea and feeling flattered when you get asked for ID when visiting...Read more

Over 50s Brits reveal exactly how they like their tea

2018-03-03 14:50:38

From deepest darkest brown to the milkiest beige, over 50s Brits have revealed exactly how they like their tea. Researchers who carried out a comp-tea-hensive study found 33 per cent have gone to the dark side of the brew, while one in four prefer a lighter shade. Overall the majority generally favour a darker tone than a milky one, while as many as four out of 10 opt for a classic Builder’s tea. Northern Irish tea drinkers like their brew...Read more

Poorest pensioners dependent on state pension with millions more reliant on it

2018-01-28 16:31:35

For the poorest pensioners, three in every four pounds (78%) of their income comes from the State Pension, rising to approaching nine in every ten pounds (86%) when State benefits are included, according to a new report by the Pensions Policy Institute (PPI), sponsored by Age UK. The report finds that while levels and sources of income vary across the older population, the State Pension is an important part of retirement income for all pensioners except the lucky few with...Read more

Over 50s reveals money is the biggest concern for 28% of retirees

Over 50s reveals money is the biggest concern for 28% of retirees More than a third (35%) of retirees are worried their cash will dry up before they die and a quarter say they don’t think they have enough money in their pensions to cover their retirement, according to SunLife’s Big 50 research. Big 50, which interviewed 50,000 people age 50 and over, found that, when asked to think about their biggest concern for the future, 28% of retired people...Read more

33 things the over 60s DO NOT miss about being younger

2017-09-07 11:03:22

Ferrying the kids around, having a boss who breathes down your neck – and the daily stress of running a family home, have emerged among a list of things the older generation DO NOT miss about being younger, according to a new study. Worrying about your weight, being woken up by the sound of an alarm clock, and the constant juggle of work and childcare also emerged as aspects of life the nation’s retirees are MORE than happy to have...Read more

This Is What The Average British Fifty-Something Looks Like

2017-07-23 13:47:21

The average fifty-something prefers Queen over The Rolling Stones, Grease over Ghostbusters and loves a repeat of Only Fools and Horses, according to new research. The Nationwide Financial Planning study of 2,000 adults aged 50 to 59 shows the average has been in a relationship for over 23 years, and earns just over £19,000 a year for working 21 hours a week.And despite being halfway to a hundred, the average person still has a number of things to tick off...Read more

Are over 50s Turning to Plastic Surgery to Extend Youth?

2017-06-30 11:30:20

Nearly a quarter of a million over 50s have undergone cosmetic surgery – it has emerged. "Some people still believe that turning 50 is something to worry about, that life slows down after that – but after conducting the UK’s biggest-ever study with 50,000 people over 50 we know that’s not the case at all: for many, life after 50 is the best time of their lives." Researchers who carried out a detailed study into how attitudes towards life and...Read more

Over 50s- How to make choosing genealogy sites less laborious

2017-01-23 12:12:35

With the advent of the internet and the abundance of opportunities it offers, it’s no wonder genealogy research is on the rise. TV programmes such as the BBCs Who Do You Think You Are? (Where celebrities trace their ancestry, discovering secrets and surprises from their past) have helped in spiking our interest in our own families and where we descend from. So where do you begin? If you type a search for genealogy into Google, it’ll generate millions of results!...Read more

Over 50s shun pubs and partners who aren’t dog lovers!

2016-09-01 09:59:24

Over 50s shun pubs and partners who aren't dog lovers! - 98% of Brits say partner must get along with their dog - Just under ¾ of UK dog lovers search for dog friendly pubs - A third of dog loving Brits struggle to find a dog friendly pub at all - Paul O’Grady, pips Kate Middleton to top spot as nations favourite dog-owning celebrity As a nation of dog lovers, our four-legged friends matter so much to us that...Read more