Win a Games Bundle 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 Family Games including Foxy Pants, Word Bandit and Absolute Balderdash.
There’s no better gift than an ingeniously entertaining table-top game – and as always, Drumond Park is bringing yet another great new selection of games to the UK marketplace for Christmas. You can read about them all below.
The first game we are giving away is for the little ones – it’s new FOXY PANTS (rrp £22.99, age 4+). Watch out for the dastardly Fox in this hilarious game, as he sneaks around the chicken coops, looking to fill his pockets with sleeping chickens!
The real fun begins when Foxy’s pants get so full, they magically disappear (literally!), sending the chickens scattering across the table!
The second title in our prize pack is the new WORD BANDIT (rrp £24.99, age 8+) board game. At its centre is a wheel-spinning letter machine, just like a small ‘one-arm bandit’.
There are four easy word games to be played in two teams of any number, or two individuals, so it’s a great way to get the whole family involved and having fun!
Players choose to select from one to four rows of random letters to: find famous people, think up words in well-known categories, find things that ‘begin with’ (such as boys’ names) or spot short words spelled out by the letters on show.
This brilliant game is full of suspense and energy… and guaranteed to bring family members of all ages together, for some quality sharing times!
However, experience says that the ‘oldies’ are often the best… and over the decades ABSOLUTE BALDERDASH (rrp £29.99, ages 12+) has encouraged hundreds of thousands of people to tell porky pies to their friends and family when they all get together!
This perennial best-selling board game contains absolutely no electronic gimmickry. Just loads of hilarious topics in categories such as Words, People, Initials, Events and Law. Now it’s up to you to come up with ever more bizarre and witty lies… and hopefully fool them all!
For more information and stockists visit www.drumondpark.com
For Your Chance to Win
Tell us what is the dastardly fox filling his pockets with in the
FOXY PANTS game?
To Enter the Competition
Tell us what is the dastardly fox filling his pockets with in the FOXY PANTS game? Then send in your answer with your name, address and telephone number by clicking on the Sixtyplusurfers link below:
* Please label your entry
Foxy Pants Competition
* This Competition is open to our
UK readers only
* Names and addresses of entrants
will not be shared by third parties and will be deleted after the prize draw
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.
Watch Holly’s Video
Click on arrow to watch
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.
Watch the Helpful Video
Click on arrow to watch
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
Sixtyplusurfers Links Page
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 a Gregorian Wind Chime in the Sixtyplusurfers ‘Handy Tips’ Chat & Socialise page Competition.
We’re also giving away a Family Games Bundle from Drumond Park for one lucky reader!
So don’t forget to enter.
Sixtyplusurfers Useful Link
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
Sixtyplusurfers Useful Link
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
Sign up to Receive the Sixtyplusurfers Newsletter
If you enjoy reading Sixtyplusurfers, why not sign up to receive our monthly Newsletter or recommend a friend.
This month, we’re offering two lucky readers who enter our Newsletter Competition the chance to win a Bonne Maman Gift Bag, 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:
Sixtyplusurfers Useful Link
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
For all of your questions and about Sixtyplusurfers please contact:
Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor
Direct Tel: 0208 357 2540
Tel: 0208 866 3686
Mobile: 07889 980 457
‘Handy Tips’ Chat & Socialise Competition
Win a Gregorian Wind Chime
For your chance to win we’re looking for the best handy tip of the month in the brand new ‘Handy Tips’ Group on the Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise page.
Sixtyplusurfers has teamed up with Suttons to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a delightful Little Gregorian Wind Chime, the perfect gift to sprinkle a little magic into your home and garden, and create a mood of calmness and wellbeing.
These striking wind chimes were first developed during the 1970’s in the US, built on inspiration from ancient melodies that could only be heard on hand-built instruments tuned to ancient systems.
The very first wind chimes were made using a simple instrument played by the wind, and based on a musical scale used by the 7th century BC musician Olympos.
Over the decades, ancient and modern scales have been explored from around the world to create a wonderful selection of chimes for the home and garden. Originally made from metal tubing recycled from abandoned garden chairs, they are now made from coloured metal source from around the globe.
Beautiful, elegant and spiritually uplifting, these chimes make stunning gifts. All chimes harmonise with each other and act in concert with the wind to create random patterns of wonderful music.
Hand-tuned to a meditative, medieval scale. Made with cherry wood, the wind chimes include eight silver tubes. Length is 33cm.Price is £18.99.
For more information about the Gregorian Wind Chime and to hear it playing click on www.suttons.co.uk
How to Enter the Competition!
This month we want you to share your Handy Tips in the ‘Handy Tips’ Group on the Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise page. The best entry will win the Gregorian Wind Chime from Suttons.
Your handy tip might be some gardening advice or a simple DIY idea.
It could be a money saving suggestion, shopping tips or ways of reducing money on your household bills.
It could be a health, beauty or safety tip. Or perhaps a fashion idea?
It could be a cookery tip, your favourite recipe, or a healthy eating idea.
Maybe you have some craft and hobby ideas. Or things to make and do with your grandchildren.
It could be a household cleaning tip. Or some pet care advice that you might be able to pass on.
Perhaps you have a photography hint to help other readers to take better pictures.
Maybe you have some words of wisdom that have been passed on from a wise member of your family.
Or you might have some thoughts on ways to amuse your grandchildren on a rainy day. Perhaps to get them away from their computers and the TV!
Simply share your handy tips and ideas in the new Handy Tips Group on the Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise page for your chance to win the Gregorian Wind Chime.
This can be found in the Groups section on the Chat & Socialise page by Clicking Here!
We will choose the best entry to the Gregorian Wind Chime Competition at the end of October. So get your thinking caps on and start typing. We’re looking forward to seeing some interesting entries.
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 ‘Handy Tips Group’ on the Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise page, then please send in your full name, address and telephone number to the Sixtyplusurfers inbox with the title Gregorian Wind Chime Competition to: firstname.lastname@example.org
* Don’t forget, all entries must be posted in the ‘Handy Tips’ Group 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 ‘Handy Tips’ Group in the Groups section on the Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise page for your chance to win the Gregorian Wind Chime.
2. The prize is a Gregorian Wind Chime from Suttons.
3. One winner will be chosen by the Editor of Sixtyplusurfers, together with an independent team of judges at the end of October 2018. 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 email@example.com 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.
Sixtyplusurfers Useful Link
Personalised Gifts from GiftPup.com
Personalised gift supplier GiftPup.com offers a genius and completely free online Personal Shopping service which suggests beautifully crafted and personalised premium gifts based on the relationship with your recipient.
The clever bit is when you see your friends and loved ones names already printed and engraved on the gift so that you can see what the finished item will look like before you buy it! Just add the name of your loved one to the homepage and the Personalised Shopper will do the rest.
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, including bride and groom designs.
Order your gifts from www.GiftPup.com
Sixtyplusurfers Useful Link
Find out how to save money and get help with all your money matters with Martin Lewis at www.moneysavingexpert.com
Sixtyplusurfers Useful Link
Sixtyplusurfers has its own Facebook page where you can catch up with our news.
Visit the Sixtyplusurfers at Facebook at www.facebook.com/Sixtyplusurfers
Sixtyplusurfers Useful Link
Follow Sixtyplusurfers News on Twitter
Sixtyplusurfers has its own page on Twitter where you can catch up on our news.
Follow Sixtyplusurfers by clicking on the link https://twitter.com/Sixtyplusurfers
Make a Splash
And advertise with Sixtyplusurfers
Have your advertisement on the Sixtyplusurfers website – and let our readers know all about you and the services you offer. We can include classified advertisements, reader offers, advertorials, a reader survey, logos, banners, videos, events and competitions.
Please don’t hesitate to ask if you would like to receive a Sixtyplusurfers Media Pack. We are now compiling the November/December Christmas 2018 issue of Sixtyplusurfers.
Call us for more information
Telephone: 0208 866 3686
Or: 0208 357 2540
Mobile: 07889 980 457