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Preventing or reducing prediabetes

Worried about prediabetes? We've put together some doctor's tips and gransnetters' experiences to help you reduce your risk.  


Calling all gransnetters! Fill in our census - and win some really fab prizes...

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From news to books to designer's great to talk! 

Discussions of the day


The age of no retirement?

We're supporting Trading Times' bid for a national debate and exhibition about ageism in society.


What to do in a heatwave

Top tips from gransnetters on what to do when your legs start to swell and lethargy sets in.

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Long-distance grandparenting

In lieu of a working teleporter, we've rounded up the top 10 tips for long-distance grandparenting.

arrow Chat about grandparenting on our forum.



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Penelope Lively webchat

Discussing her career and her latest book - a view from old age. Add your questions now.

arrow Chat about books on the forums.


Of course, I would remember that!

Mark Haysom on the type of memory that sticks with you, even years later in life.

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Fitness for over 50s

Expert advice on exercising around aches and pains from Move It or Lose It!'s Julie Robinson.

arrow Find a fitness class near you.


Summer sandals

What's out there to tickle our toes and flaunt on the beaches this year? Here's our pick of the best.


Getting a steak-free tan. 


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Summer style for grownups

Summer fashion investments from The Women's Room Blog, and not a crop top in sight.

arrow Find out what not to wear after 50.

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Coming up...

Our August book club will feature Spare Brides by best-selling novelist Adele Parks. Find out more.

arrow Our kids' and picture books of the month.

Understanding autism

One girl's frank account of what daily life is like for those with autism - and why she sees it as a gift.

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