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Find peace of mind at our free wellness event at Vista

It’s January and we’re offering residents and the public, a fantastic opportunity to learn about nutrition, reflexology and fitness at Vista in Poole. The wellness day takes place on Thursday, January 23 from 10am-2pm.  This free event is open to all and is a mixture of presentations, exercises, tours and all a healthy lunch. Award-winning…

Pam Ayres: ‘Writing is a great way of offloading troublesome feelings’

With a new poetry collection out, Pam Ayres talks to Gabrielle Fagan about ageing, family life and the joy of gardening. Affectionately known as ‘the people’s poet’, Pam Ayres is famous for her comic verse delivered in her distinctive rural accent. Her acute observations, expressed in rhyme, highlight life’s mundane irritations and common experiences –…

Five ways to avoid getting struck by norovirus this winter

Nothing can completely keep the bug at bay but every little helps. A nutrition expert tells us how to build your defences from the inside out. If there’s one thing you really don’t want at the beginning of the year, it’s a bout of norovirus. Commonly known as the ‘winter vomiting bug’, this dreaded virus…

Things to consider when downsizing in retirement

Downsizing is certainly a goal for many older adults who are looking to de-clutter to enjoy a more active and maintenance-free lifestyle. Of course, you’ll find both advantages and disadvantages of downsizing home. When it comes to the size of your home, sometimes less is more. We advise carefully considering all points relevant to you…

Veganuary quiz: Is this food vegan or not?

Working out what’s plant-based and what’s not can be trickier than you might have anticipated. This January, many of us are tackling the challenge of Veganuary – going vegan for the month. This is no mean feat, particularly off the back of an indulgent Christmas full of pigs in blankets and dousing your desserts in…