Why You Deserve a Pay Rise

peanut pay This article is contributed by Chase Brandon. If you’ve been thinking about asking for a pay rise for a while, but don’t seem to be able to find the courage to actually do it, it could be because you doubt whether you actually deserve one. Here are a few great reasons to boost your confidence and remind you why you deserve a pay rise: Continue reading “Why You Deserve a Pay Rise”

5 Ways to Keep Feeling Young and Active After Retirement

relaxing in a hammock This article is contributed by Simon Fletcher. It is a day that will come for us all; your working days are over and tomorrow is just an unfilled day. It is on the one hand a moment to relish, but on the other it is a time that can come to signify inaction and emptiness.  The best way to keep feeling young and positive about the possibilities life now offers you is to stay active, to take on new hobbies, and to do the things that you had wanted to all of your life but never had the time. Continue reading “5 Ways to Keep Feeling Young and Active After Retirement”

How to Become a Professional Dog Groomer

cute dog This article is contributed by Matthew Hosford. There are so many dog lovers who enjoy pampering their pooch, but for some their passion turns into a profession. If you are considering setting up a dog grooming business, this article takes a look at the requirements and aspects that you should consider in order to set yourself on the path to a successful and enjoyable occupation. Continue reading “How to Become a Professional Dog Groomer”

Volunteering – Make A Difference Day Is Saturday October 27

volunteersUSA Weekend Magazine and Points of Light for more than 20 years have joined together to sponsor Make A Difference Day, the largest national day of community service.  This year it will take place on Saturday October 27.  Everyone is encouraged to get involved with some volunteering project on that day. It’s a timely reminder of the importance of volunteers in society and seniors can be a big part of this volunteerism movement as you will see in what follows.  Continue reading “Volunteering – Make A Difference Day Is Saturday October 27”

Community Gardening for Healthy Eating, Healthy Lifestyles and Healthy Communities

This article is contributed by Karl Stockton.

Gardening as a holistic solution for many of society’s ills was first recognized in the late 19th century school gardening movement. Leaders in the Progressive Movement, many of them directly engaged in public schools, saw gardens as an opportunity to instill the civic virtues of thrift and community while also allowing urban children the opportunity for healthy meals.

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Five Ways to Manage Your Wallet

This article is contributed by Fiona Manderson. Everywhere you look today, the costs of living are rising faster than ever and although rates of inflation are nowhere near the levels that those with longer memories may recall from the 70s, prices do seem to be going forever upward. Continue reading “Five Ways to Manage Your Wallet”

Elderly People And Car Accidents – Older But Not Always Wiser?

This article is contributed by Sarah Henderson from Scotland.

Britain’s roads are busier than ever. And that’s not just because there are more and more cars on the road. People are living longer and many older people are choosing to drive well into their seventies – with some still behind the wheel in their eighties.

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Seniors in the Workplace

This article is contributed by Joffrey Drummond.

Many seniors these days are working well into what would normally be considered their retirement years. Sometimes this is just because they don’t want to settle down and simply spend their time getting “old”. They want to keep active and staying in the work force gives them the stimulation and the social interaction that they crave and need.

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Job Search Tips For Seniors

This article is contributed by Damian Wolf. Before we shun the older generation, we should understand that they have more experience and leadership skills after being around for longer. Today, most are not willing to retire early because either they have to pay the bills or they want to stay productive for longer. Continue reading “Job Search Tips For Seniors”

Get Around To Those Gardening Jobs

This article is contributed by Frank Barnes. Some jobs are a delight. Gardening is undoubtedly one of life’s greatest pleasures and it doesn’t matter whether you have an acre or a window box, there is something very satisfying about growing plants. Naturally, as we age, some gardening tasks can become trickier. That is no reason to give up the garden though as these five tips will help anyone with limited mobility to keep gardening. Continue reading “Get Around To Those Gardening Jobs”