50plus online cafe

Promoting training and employment for the 50 plus generation

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Welcome to our interactive  community forum. The online cafe society, created by people who are 50 plus, for our generation



Members contributions

Writer - Stephen Kearney, recalls a weekend to remember - "weird weekend".....

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Follow the new trend in the property market
Click here: Paul Styles FRICS Building surveyor, predicts…… 

Trish talks about her disability

Click here to read Trish’s moving story in the Disability Matters page, about how she is coping with her own disability during this COVID19 pandemic

Sarah Smith talks about a transgender issue

Click here to read Sarah’s article on her fears for the Transgender community during this time

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Readers page - Let's talk

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Book reviews

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It takes a very special person to become a volunteer, but volunteers need to look after themselves as well

Click here to see a video with helpful tips on how to keep safe whilst helping others at this time


Jobs and Employment

Find Job vacancies, employment advice, Education courses

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Use this time to train for new skills

Click here to choose a training program to gain new skills for your next employment opportunity

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Special feature – Ruby Wax talks about good mental health 

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Isolation can be painful – Let’s talk about mental health

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Click here to see our list of Therapists if you feel that you would like to talk to a Counsellor during this time
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Coffee club

If you love coffee, join the the club

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Gardeners' Club

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Disability matters

Click here to get information on disability matters

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Arts and Crafts

Click here to join in with arts and crafts.

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Neat ideas for the home

Learn how to use really good ideas at home to save money
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Technology services

Click here for help with any tech problems and the latest news on technology

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Inspiration hub

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be inspired by poetry and messages
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Pets hub

Click here for news and updates on caring for our pets

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News Hub

Keep up with the worldwide news from the hub Read More

Card Games

Play online Card Games Read More

Legal Hub

Legal information
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Photo Hub

Join our photography club today!

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Music – online music, videos and other entertainment

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Grandparent hub

Join our grandparents hub. have discussions share your experience of grandparenting

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Art Hub

Explore the world of art in this hub Read More

local authorities, charities and services

Charities & Voluntary sectors

Everything to do with Charitable organisations and charitable activities
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Up to date information

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Local Authority

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Local Authority

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Over 50s workout

This is a good time, whilst we’re all at home to keep fit and energised. We hope this exercise video will help

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Exercise for the over 50s

Music to enjoy the heat wave

Enjoying the 50 plus moment

Latest updates

I’m liking this new album from David Gray – Skellig https://open.spotify.com/album/27hnagIqdt0QyIgrRkZTeY?si=uizwzHQfR5OFbDUCdK7PVA

What’s this month’s book of the month?

We are forgetting that there are still so many other issues that we have to look at, in addition to the COVID crises

People are still deciding about whether to take the vaccine. It is such a difficult decision for some people

@Dawn and I are looking at the new system

April 2021
*Poetry for the week*

3 days ago

to our 50plusses lolll #jokes ...
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2 days ago

If the Oxford vaccine presents an ounce of a threat to some people's health, why don't they just use the other vaccines instead ? ...
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1 day ago

Prince Philip has died - feels like a paradigm shift. He has been part of our establishment for so many years R.I.P ...
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Basics of wine tasting

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Gardening tips

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7 recipes you can have ready in 5 minutes

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The End of Privacy as We Know It?

The Beat Radio Show

Barrie interviews Ann Mitchell well known for her roles in Eastenders, Call The Midwife, Widows and many TV shows.

Albums of the week - double click on the video to open u tube, so you can continue scrolling through the site, whilst listening to your favourite music



Rainer Hersch – The funniest classical orchestra ever

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Memory lane with Robert Palmer

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Week of jazz

Al Jarreau – Take five

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Crusaders and Randy Crawford – Street life

Natalie Imbruglia – Torn

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Carole King – You’ve got a friend

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A tribute – Burt Bacharach

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