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The Age Well Project, Adam Watson and Jane Willow

Susan Saunders shares advice to help make your old age happy and disease-free. Farmer Adam Watson on measures against suffering with mental health issues in silence.

What does it take to have a healthy and joyful old age? Susan Saunders tells John about the Age Well Project; a book which she co-wrote with Annabel Streets – where they share the 50 key lessons, the meals they cooked and the experts' tips they uncovered to make the second half of your life - happy, healthy and disease-free.

Adam Watson is a thirty-eight-year old dairy farmer in Coleraine, who is happily married with a baby son. However, three years ago with the mounting strain of falling milk prices and financial pressures, his mental health became so badly affected, that he considered taking his own life. Today he has opened up about his mental health struggle in his blog: – in a bid to encourage others suffering in silence to ask for help.

Inspired by a picnic in spring, Paula cooks up Quiche with asparagus and Parma Ham.

There’s music from Dutch folk singer based in Dublin, Jane Willow – who is supporting The Unthanks this weekend in Belfast.

And in September 2018, Benjamin Davis was victim of a road traffic accident in California and tragically passed away. Over 5000 miles away, bringing Benjamin home to Lisburn seemed an overwhelming challenge to the Davis family. However, the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust were able to provide financial assistance and coordinated the various steps in repatriating Benjamin back home. In an effort to help support families who find themselves in similar tragic circumstances, the Davis family are running a Summer Garden KBRT fundraiser this Saturday in Bladon Park, Belfast.

If you need support with mental health, help is available via

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Sat 1 Jun 2019 11:03


  • Sat 1 Jun 2019 11:03