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Retirement Today

Retirement Today, a glossy lifestyle magazine for the active retired or those contemplating retirement.

Inside this issue:

Tracing your ancestry; Complaints and 'how to complain'; Easy Recipes, fast food, all healthy; Update; Book Reviews; Four city-breaks in one Province; Out and About; Animal Adoption; Shades of Grey; Back to School in Retirement; Festive Flavours; Charity begins at Christmas; Charity news.

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Tracing your Ancestry – geographical mobility and population growth
An extract from Grow Your Own Family Tree second edition - a comprehensive guide to tracing your ancestry by Pauline Golds, published by Emerald Publishing

The further you go back with your research, the more likely it is that you will find that your ancestors stayed in the same place for generations. Most people were poor, and the Poor Laws would not allow the movement of people between towns and villages without documentation, so it was easier for most people to stay in the town or village where they were born.

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Four City-breaks in one Province
Considering a city-break escape? Ontario has it all with bustling cities, world wonders, world-class food and winter wonder!

Ontario is beautiful and vibrant, and a trip to the province can tick of a number of Canada’s signature experiences, with the world-renowned, Niagara Falls, Canada’s capital city, Ottawa and bright and bustling Toronto, all in its realm.

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Complaints and 'How to Complain'
Extract from The Good Retirement Guide edited by Allan Esler Smith is ©2019 and reproduced with permission from Kogan Page Ltd

Things in life inevitably go wrong and sometimes you lose out when it was not your fault. It is always satisfying when you explain your complaint and an organisation says: We are really sorry for the inconvenience we have caused you. Thank you for taking the time to set out your concerns.

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Grey in the Future
An extract from Shades of Grey: Decorating with the Most Elegant of Neutrals by Kate Watson-Smyth, published by Ryland Peters & Small.

Let's return to the 21st century. Marianne Shillingford, the creative director of Dulux, says grey is now the colour of progress. It is, as she points out, the colour of building materials - stone, concrete and pavements/sidewalks.

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Animal Adoption
By Alastair Wallbanks

Struggling to come up with yet more interesting ideas as gifts for friends and family?

Whether at Christmas, as a birthday present or for a special occasion, animal adoption or sponsorship is a fantastic way of giving someone a truly memorable gift and at the same time making a great contribution to animal welfare.


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Back to School in 'Retirement'

Whether you are just about to retire or have already retired, you are never too old to learn a new skill. Retirement is a good time to start something you have always wanted to do but never had the time whilst working.

Broadly, eating plenty of fruit and vegetables seems to protect against mouth, throat, oesophageal, stomach, lung and, probably, nasopharynx, colorectal, ovarian, womb, pancreatic and liver malignancies.


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Charity begins at Christmas
By Rosita Wilkins

Christmas is the season of goodwill and a time not just of giving but coming towards the end of a decade, a time to reflect on our place and meaning in the world we live in. At the essence of our role in society is what steps we take to support those in need and the causes that matter.


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