Win Christmas Games from Drumond Park
This month, Sixtyplusurfers has teamed up with Drumond Park to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a Bundle of Three Great Games for Christmas consisting of Articulate!, Wally The Washer and Super Ski Jump.
Drumond Park’s all-time classic Articulate! team board game (rrp £29.99, age 12 to adult) has spawned a loyal legion of fans over almost three decades! If you’re one of the very few people out there who haven’t played the game already, you really, really should! It’s an absolute riot and hilariously raucous fun.
How quickly can you define a word – without actually saying it? Speed is of the essence here, and the more words your team can guess from your descriptions before the timer runs out, the quicker you’ll cross the finishing line! And, of course, that’s without saying “rhymes with” or “sounds like”.
Besides talking, you can gesticulate or mime if you think it’ll help! Things get crazy… but suddenly, your time’s up and another describer takes centre stage.
New Wally The Washer (rrp £24.99, age 4+) is a fun table-top game which the grandchildren will love! He spins just like the real thing, spilling out coloured clothes when little ones take their turn to stop the spinning drum.
Players compete to be the first to fill their washing lines, but the smelly sock means everything has to go back in!
The lovable Wally doubles up as a standalone toy – perfect for independent play!
The unique new Super Ski Jump table-top game rrp £19.99, age 8 to adult) will appeal to everyone in the family, including the tweens and teens! It is played by between 2 and 4 players over 3 rounds. Once you’ve assembled and set up the ski jump ramp, you’re set to go.
As you progress your way through the various characters, playing pieces (skiis, sledge, snowboard etc.), flips and ramp heights, the ultimate aim of the game is to send your character flying down the ramp and score the most points by doing tricks and nailing the perfect landing!
Perfecting your technique and gaining points depending on where and how your figure lands is truly addictive fun – and guaranteed to keep everyone entertained for hours!
For more information and stockists visit www.drumondpark.com
For Your Chance to Win
Tell us which item of clothing in the Wally The Washer game means a player needs to put everything back in the washing machine?
a) Torn t-shirt
b) Smelly sock
c) Pleated skirt
d) Ripped jeans
To Enter the Competition
Tell us which item of clothing in the Wally The Washer game means a player needs to put everything back in the washing machine? Then send in your answer with your name, address and telephone number to the Sixtyplusurfers email below:
* Please label your entry
Wally The Washer Competition
* This Competition is open to
our UK readers only
* Names and addresses of entrants
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has been made
Sixtyplusurfers Reader Offer
Get £10 Off a Fuss Free Phone
PLUS One Month’s Free Service!
Sixtyplusurfers has teamed up with Fuss Free Phones to offer all our readers the chance to buy a Geemarc CL64 Fuss Free Phone with a special £10 off the standard price. PLUS a Month’s Free Service.
Simple and Friendly Service
At a time when technology is getting more and more baffling it’s heartening to hear of something new which takes something simple and make it even easier to use.
The Fuss Free Phones Landline service does just that. All you have to do is lift the receiver, wait a couple of seconds and you’ll be connected to a friendly telephonist who will put your call through to anyone you want.
Speak to a friendly telephonist
You don’t need to press any buttons or dial. Fuss Free Phones hold a list of your regular contacts so you can just ask for the person you want to speak to by name, ask them to look up anything on the internet or a phone number and put you through.
The new service uses technology developed for the Fuss Free Phones mobile service, but while Fuss Free Phones works as the mobile network, customers on the landline service retain their existing contract and Fuss Free Phones runs over the top.
Customers who trialled the landline service have found it invaluable, with many of their relatives and carers praising it as being life-changing for elderly and infirm people, making living in their own homes easier for customers who might otherwise move out to a care home.
There was universal praise for the telephonists. Here, Holly, one of the telephonists explains why she likes the job so much.
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Simon Rockman, Founder of Fuss Free Phones says, “While mobile phones have gone from being phones tom computers, we want to turn the clock back to a time when phones were about talking to people”.
The Fuss Free Phones service uses the Geemarc CL64 phone, this looks like a traditional landline phone with a proper handset. The phone has an exceptionally loud speaker and ringer. It also amplifies the sound from the microphone as many older people can be hard to hear. There is a light to show when it’s ringing and if the handset is left off the hook it will automatically hang up.
The combination of the easy to use handset and Fuss Free Phones service is ideal for vulnerable people living alone.
When a customer signs up for the service they are sent a CL64 phone programmed to call the Fuss Free Phones telephonists, and a form to fill in to give Fuss Free Phones a list of the people the customer wants to speak to, and a stamped address envelope to return the list.
The new service is based on Fuss Free Phones’ mobile service, you can learn more about the mobile service from this video.
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The Fuss Free Phones landline service costs £15 a month, and the Geemarc CL64 £59, but as an exclusive Sixtyplusurfers special launch offer Fuss Free Phones is offering £10 off the handset and the first month free.
Try our Special Offer Now!
To take up this special offer click here https://fussfreephones.com/60plus/
Or Call FREE Tel: 0800 845 6600 and quote Sixtyplusurfers to get your SPECIAL DISCOUNT or ask for more information about the service.
Gift idea for Rainy Days
Get Crafty with The Whimsical Fashion Colouring Book
Get colouring and cheer up those rainy day blues with The Whimsical Fashion Colouring Book by Natasha Itzcovitz.
Perfect for all the family, this stylish colouring book includes 100 beautifully drawn fashion illustrations to spark the imagination of everyone who enjoys fashion, history, style and fun to colour in pictures.
Illustrations in the book include historical characters, cute animals, fairytale princesses, pirates, people with interesting pastimes and professions, and fashionable street style characters.
There’s something in this unique colouring book for everyone of all ages to enjoy and colour in.
“Adult colouring books are so much fun and this is a great way for people to see my designs and ideas, some of which I’ve never had a chance to design but have always wanted to share,” explains author, Natasha Itzcovitz.
The Whimsical Fashion Colouring Book is published by Troubador.
A great gift for children and adult relaxation.
It’s also the perfect gift for Christmas. So don’t forget to put it on your wish list. Price is £8.99.
For more information about the book and to buy your own copy click on Amazon
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Links to all of our Favourite Websites
On this helpful page we’re providing you with links to all of our favourite websites.
And to encourage you to use this page, we’re also running two fabulous free to enter competitions.
Win Scrabble Glass Edition in the Sixtyplusurfers ‘Best Photograph of the Month’ Chat & Socialise Competition.
We’re also giving away a Christmas Games Bundle from Drumond Park for one lucky reader!
So don’t forget to enter.
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Age UK Mobility
Handicare and Age UK have partnered to offer excellent mobility products at great prices. Mobility products sold via Age UK Mobility include stairlifts, walk-in baths and showers and rise and recliner chairs.
Each mobility product offers safety and reliability, value for money and is easy to use and Age UK Mobility even go as far to offer a low price match guarantee. So if you find the same product and service levels that offer a lower price than Age UK Mobility then they will match the price.
Age UK Mobility provide a personal service and the wide range of products that are available can be purchased with added features. They also offer outstanding customer service and customers will be in charge throughout the whole buying process; from the very first visit to the installation of the product.
This high customer approval has seen Age UK Mobility receive high praise from Yours Magazine’s prestigious “Yours Recommends” awards, which saw customers give the company 10/10 and rate their experience with Age UK as excellent.
The products available through Age UK Mobility are wide-ranging with the stairlift range including straight, curved, outdoor and reconditioned stairlifts to name a few.”
To find out more about the different products that are available then visit the Age UK Mobility website
Or call 0800 9100 247
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Oeco Garden Offices
Oeco have been supplying garden buildings for over a decade now, and one of their unique selling points is the price you see is the price you pay. This includes the cost of delivery & installation, which few other garden offices companies offer.
Oeco Garden Offices are available in 10 styles: 5 classics & 5 contemporary. The contemporary styled garden offices have Anthracite trimmings along the rooflines and certain outer edges.
When Oeco first started installing and supplying in 2006, only a select range of structures was available including garden rooms, offices and lodges with an apex roof. Over the years they have expanded to Garden Pods, which start at a smaller size of 2.5m x 2.5m.
There is a large gap in the market for strong and heavy duty garden sheds. Recently Oeco have applied their expertise & knowledge to create a range of designed style garden sheds.
While these sheds aren’t in your typical price range for a garden shed, they most certainly aren’t going to blow over in a gust of wind or start to rot after a few years.
For more information visit the website at www.oecogardenrooms.co.uk
Save Money by House Sharing
Fed-up living alone and want to save some money? House sharing is a great option. Home sharing, or co-living as it’s called these days, is more and more popular in later-life as it offers not only financial benefits, saving on household expenses, rents and mortgages etc, but also because it offers the possibility of having help around the house and companionship.
House sharing is not a new idea, but it is more unusual for older people to house share. However, with an increasing number of people either living in houses that are too big for them and not being able to look after a big house, or living in small one-person dwellings and feeling a bit isolated from other people, more and more people are considering this option.
Sharing with other like-minded people can be fun and provides companionship
When Nick and business partner Eva recognised that their parents were feeling lonely and that they themselves, now in their 50s, had also found it hard to rent a room they struck upon the idea of creating a service for older people.
Cohabitas is a house sharing website specifically for people in later life. It offers advice and inspiration for those new to house sharing or who haven’t shared for a while, and also connects people looking for a like-minded house or flat mate with those who have rooms.
Who is Cohabitas and house sharing for?
For people who have spare rooms:
• Reluctant down-sizers: As a recent Gransnet research report discovered, around 1/3 of people planning to downsize do so reluctantly. Having a lodger allows these home-owners to stay in their beloved home for longer, earning valuable rent and getting some help with chores around the house and the garden.
• Live-in landlords: Many people need to have a lodger for some years to help pay their mortgage or rent. Because larger shared flats and houses are cheaper per person to live in this benefits both the landlord and the tenant; it’s just a case of finding the right person.
• Those who are widowed or separated: after a few years of living alone and the initial shock of finding yourself alone, many people seek companionship and support from having someone else around
For people who want to find a room or house to share:
• People who want to save money: there are an increasing number of people in mid to later life who do not own a house or flat and who need to find cost-effective ways of affording a comfortable and secure home. House sharing provides financial savings because it is cheaper to run a shared flat than a single-dwelling.
• People who want to have some fun and meet people: even if financial reasons are not top of your needs, then having company and enjoying life is important. People increasingly choose to live in larger flats and houses with others to allow them contact with others. Especially after retirement, divorce or separation, building new social connections is key.
• People who want to relocate to a new area: moving into a shared house or flat is a great way to get to know a new area. Your house mates can give you advice on where to go and even introduce you to local clubs and services, making the whole thing seem less stressful and challenging.
For more information about Cohabitas visit www.cohabitas.com
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This month, we’re offering four lucky readers who enter the Sixtyplusurfers Newsletter Competition the chance to win a Case of Traditional Ales from Grainstore Brewery, the perfect way to celebrate Christmas.
So don’t forget to enter!
To sign up for the Sixtyplusurfers Newsletter or recommend a friend, send in your name, address and phone number to:
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Treat Fungal Nail Infections with Abicin Resin Lacquer
Have you had a good look at your toenails recently? It’s not a very glamorous subject, but you may have noticed a bit of discolouring of the nails or that they have become cloudy. As we get older, we also become more susceptible to nail problems. Other health conditions can also give rise to changes in the nail appearance.
New Abicin lacquer is a natural based product which utilises the antifungal properties of Norwegian Spruce Resin. It has been developed by Finnish Scientists who recognised the traditional use of Spruce Resin in Finnish folk remedies. Having analysed the composition of the resin, they identified the reasons why it acts on both bacteria and fungi – including the ones responsible for nail infections.
These occur as a result of infection of the keratin layer under the nail by a fungus called a dermatophyte. These infections can be difficult to treat and may affect up to 10% of the population in the UK at any one time. Their incidence increases with age. If you are aged over 60, there is a one in five chance you will have a nail infection and if you have diabetes, this increases to a one in three chance. Half of those aged over 70 will have a nail infection.
For the first time, a naturally sourced antifungal lacquer has been shown to be effective in clearing fungal nail infections, cleanly and simply with a twice a week usage. Treat your toes to a naturally based remedy. Time to give Abicin a try before it needs tablets.
Special 10% Discount for Abicin
For further information and to purchase Abicin, please visit www.abicin.co.uk
Please use the promotion code SURFER10 at the checkout to get an exclusive 10% discount on the website purchase price.
Questions & Enquiries about Sixtyplusurfers
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Chat & Socialise Best Photo Competition
Win Scrabble Glass Edition from Asmodee
Send in the ‘Best Photograph’ of the month to the Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise page and you could win this beautiful Scrabble Glass Edition worth £99.99 from Asmodee.
Sixtyplusurfers has teamed up with Asmodee to offer one lucky reader the chance to win Scrabble Glass Edition, an elegant centrepiece to display in your home, and a magnificent game to play with all the family.
This superb new edition of Scrabble features a stunning design and innovative modern features so you can enjoy playing this classic word game with your family and friends, and make it a talking point in your home after you have finished the game.
Scrabble Glass Edition includes a heavyweight rotating board which is manufactured in tempered glass for added safety. The specially moulded tiles have a silicon coating on the rear to ensure that they will not slip during the game.
This high quality set also includes a cloth bag for the letter tiles and handy notepads to help you keep score during the game.
This stylish game will make a perfect gift for Christmas to treasure and enjoy!
Scrabble Glass Edition is available from Amazon. RRP is £110.
How to Enter the Competition!
It’s always a pleasure to see all of your lovely photographs in the Photograph Gallery on the Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise page. So this month we want you to get your cameras out again and post some more fabulous photos.
We’re looking for a photograph that will dazzle and brighten up our Chat & Socialise page. And also one that has a story to tell. Make it eyecatching, interesting and stunning. Something really special.
It could be a picture showing some autumn leaves, beautiful flowers, a wintery scene, the birds in your garden or in the park. It might be a close-up of some animals or wildlife, or the colourful plants growing in your garden.
Perhaps you have a picture of your grandchildren or a recent family celebration. Maybe you have had a party or gathering with family and friends.
Or maybe you have recently been on holiday and have some photos of somewhere that you have travelled. Have you been on a cruise, had a sightseeing holiday, climbed a mountain, had a UK break or visited a place of unspoilt beauty? We’d love to see some pictures.
Your entry might show a local beauty spot with ducks, lake, trees, flowers and wildlife. Or maybe a harbour or seaside which you have visited with your partner or dogs.
We would also like to see pictures of your pets. So if your cat is snoozing on the kitchen table, your dog is splashing in the garden pond, your rabbit is looking cute and cuddly, then please send it in.
And if there is a story behind your photograph, then we’d love to hear about it. You can include a description with your photograph. Tell us where it was taken, who are the people or animals in your picture, and why you like it.
We would also encourage other readers to make friendly comments about the photographs in our competition.
The photograph must be all your own work, or one that a family member or friend has taken.
All Photographs MUST be posted in the Photograph Gallery on the Chat & Socialise page to be in with a chance of winning the prize.
There is no limit to the amount of photographs you can send in. The more the merrier! But we do stress that all entries must be your own work!
We will choose the best photograph at the beginning of January – so get out your cameras or mobile phones and start snapping. Enjoy some fresh air and take some great photographs! We’re looking forward to seeing some interesting pictures.
And please read our terms & conditions thoroughly before you enter the competition!
How to Join the Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise Page
You must be a member of the Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise page in order to enter the competition. If you have not already done so, you will need to join first. This is Free of Charge and simple to do.
First click on the Chat & Socialise page link here and this will take you to the log in page.
Next fill in your email address, and create a password. You will need to type this in twice. Then fill in your birthdate, and answer the simple question. Then click on the words ‘Sign Up’.
This will take you to a new page. Then enter your ‘Chat Name’ – this can be your real name or a nickname which you are happy to use.
Then tell us your gender, select a country, and fill in the box which says ‘Tell us about Yourself’ with your hobbies and interests. This will become your profile.
Then attach a profile photo if you have one. This can be a picture of yourself, a flower, musical instrument, your pet, or something which tells us a bit about you. You can use Google Images for inspiration. When you have finished click on the words ‘Join’ and you are ready to start.
Once you are a member of the Chat & Socialise page, you are ready to send in your entry
Now Send in Your Details
Once you have posted your entry
in the Photo Gallery on the Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise page, then please send in your full name, address and telephone number to the Sixtyplusurfers inbox with the title Scrabble Glass Edition Competition to: email@example.com
* Don’t forget, all entries must be posted in the Photo Gallery on the Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise page to be in with a chance of winning this fabulous prize.
Terms & Conditions
1. All entries must posted in the Photo Gallery on the Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise page for your chance to win Scrabble Glass Edition.
2. The prize is Scrabble Glass Edition from Asmodee.
3. One winner will be chosen by the Editor of Sixtyplusurfers, together with an independent team of judges at the beginning of January 2019. The Editor’s decision is final.
4. If you have any problems sending in your entry to the Chat & Socialise page or signing in as a member, just email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will help you with any difficulties.
5. This competition is open to our UK readers only.
6. Any data collected from this competition will be deleted after the competition prizes have been dispatched. It will not be shared with any other parties.
Pet Care Books
An Armful of Animals by Malcolm Welshman
If you love animals look out for Malcolm Welshman’s brand new book, An Armful of Animals. Available now on Amazon
And don’t forget Pets Aplenty by Malcolm Welshman at www.amazon.co.uk
Visit Malcolm Welshman’s website at www.malcolmwelshman.co.uk
And catch up with the fabulous Dora’s Diary on the Pet Care page.
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Personalised Gifts from GiftPup.com
Personalised gift supplier GiftPup.com offers a free online Personal Shopping service which suggests beautifully crafted and personalised gifts based on the relationship with your recipient.
The website is loaded with 1,000s of gifts, so there is plenty to choose from. Each week more and more gifts are added – most recently a selection of beautifully crafted engraved glassware.
Order your gifts from www.GiftPup.com
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Find out how to save money and get help with all your money matters with Martin Lewis at www.moneysavingexpert.com
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