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My Retreat in Sri Lanka

Reading Time: 3 minutes Towards the end of my twenty years living in Dubai, discussions with friends turned to future retirement and the question of whether we’d settle easily back into Britain. One friend Bobby shared his vision of buying some land in Sri Lanka and developing a community for other like-minded souls to retire to.

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Living in London during Lockdown – Hanja Kochansky

Reading Time: 5 minutes Eighty-three-year-old Hanja Kochansky is living alone and on lockdown in London. Everyone over the age of 70 has been asked to self-isolate for twelve weeks. But what does that mean exactly? Advantages of Age asked Hanja to tell us what her days are like. And what resources she has. The word isolated comes from the Latin insula, which […]

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The Culture Interview – Jan Day, author Living Tantra

Reading Time: 7 minutes Jan Day is one of the UK’s leading Tantra teachers. She trained for 15 years with Art of Being founder and, like her, former Osho follower Alan Lowen in Europe and Hawaii, as well as being a CTA certified coach. Jan encourages men and women to learn to trust their own unique journeys, to embrace […]

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AofA People: Antony Fitzgerald – Model, Stylist, Art Director

Reading Time: 4 minutes What is your name: Antony Fitzgerald What is your age? 57 years old Where do you live? London, UK What do you do? I am a full-time model but more recently I have been also doing styling and art direction at photoshoots. Tell us what it’s like to be your age? Being 57 – means […]

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The Culture Interview – Daphne Lander and Anne Jones who have written a musical.

Reading Time: 9 minutes Daphne Lander and Anne Jones are both in their mid-70s and they’ve just written a musical Artaban which is about to be shown in the West End. How old are you both? Daphne: Anne and I are both 75 – Anne is just older than me by a few days – she is 24th December […]

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What the hell is Tre?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Have you heard people talking about Tre? I have. So I invited Tre teacher, Sylvia Tillmann to explain. How are you post-pandemic? Well, not so post. I spoke with friends the other day about how we were – and still are – coping with a global pandemic, a couple of lockdowns and the ups and […]

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Who are Older Women Rock?

Reading Time: 6 minutes Leah Thorn explains who OWR are. She started this inspiring group when she was 65. blood memory I am an old age, all age woman, no way past my use-by date. Walking in ancestral sisters’ footsteps, I am an archive on legs, a time traveller, alive to life, I embody time, provide testimony, a radical, […]

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AofA People: Gilly Hanna – Dancer, Advertising Copywriter

Reading Time: 4 minutes Gilly Hanna is a founder member of Grand Gesture, a performance company of older dance artists in London. She’s also an advertising copywriter; and in past decades has worked as an aerobics teacher and library assistant. What is your age?   63 Where do you live? Central London, in Wapping. I’ve lived here for over twenty […]

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How Lockdown Led Me To Photography

Reading Time: 4 minutes Until the lockdown and the worldwide pandemic struck back in March 2020, I spent my life racing here, there and everywhere, barely stopping to study my surroundings. I have had a busy life with various jobs and two children, and I didn’t realise it, but a hole needed filling. Photography did that. I found it […]

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Lapping it up in Las Palmas

Reading Time: 4 minutes I’m a Piscean, for as long as I can remember I’ve been happiest when I’m close to the water, although I’m a terrible swimmer. I also love travelling although in recent years, mainly due to the pandemic, I haven’t strayed very far from home. For the past twenty years, I would say when asked how […]