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Mature Zone

V... for Life begins at 50! The Mature Zone is the go-to place for all aspects of veganism in later life.

With pay-as-you-feel vegan refreshments and drinks on top of seating. Proudly curated and hosted by Vegetarian for Life

Feeling the effects of overcrowding? Why not sit back and enjoy a cuppa in our Mature Zone? Nab a free copy of VfL's new magazine, enjoy an attractive array of vegan cakes, and listen in to presentations on topics such as creative simple meals, ethical investments, optimal ageing, and other matters.

Refreshments here are offered on a 'pay as you feel' basis, and any profits will be used to support the charity's work. 

There'll also be plenty of free information to hand about:

  • Veg-friendly travel
  • VfL's vegan and vegetarian grants
  • Vegan dinners to your door
  • Care homes that care
  • Volunteering opportunities: How to be a friend to your elders.

 

Talks and workshops will run from 12pm on Saturday and 11am on Sunday.


SATURDAY

12.00 - 12.45 - Maggie Lister, Vegetarian for Life - Waste not want not

1.00 - 1.45 - Linda Anderson, Age Scotland - Optimal ageing

2.00 - 2.15 - Shona Barr, Affinity IFA - Raising awareness of ethical investment - value as well as values

2.20 - 2.45 - Alec Cameron, Planning Matters (UK) Limited -Estate planning - if you leave nothing to chance, you chance nothing

3.00 - 3.45 - Barbara Chalmers, Final Fling - Funerals & stuff

4.00 - 4.45 - Amanda Woodvine, Vegetarian for Life - What real vegans eat... and effortless ways to make your diet even healthier

5.00 - 5.45 - Erin Kenny - Open yoga (all levels)

 

SUNDAY

11.00 - 11.45 - Rose Goodenough, InnerSpace Meditation Centre - Conscious eating and meditation

12.00 - 12.45 - Kim Stringer, Vegetarian for Life - Positively vegan for life

1.00 - 1.45 - Anne McWhinnie, Dementia Friends - If I get dementia, will they serve me meat?

2.00 - 2.45 - Amanda Woodvine, Vegetarian for Life - Cheat your way to 5 (or more) a day

3.00 - 3.45 - Maggie Lister, Vegetarian for Life - Creative simple meals

4.00 - 4.45 - Rachel Smith - Yoga (all levels)

 

SATURDAY

12.00 - 12.45 - Maggie Lister, Vegetarian for Life - Waste not want not

Focusing on reducing food waste, this talk will examine what people can do to eliminate food going to landfill while saving pennies AND the planet! Get to grips with food labels and date systems, what can and can't be thrown straight in the bin, and using every bit of food left over in the fridge.

This demo will promote good vegan living while ensuring as little food as possible is wasted. By portion and meal planning, sticking to lists, storing food correctly and not throwing leftovers away, the average Brit could save hundreds of pounds each year. So let' s take a look how easily this can be done at home.

www.vegetarianforlife.org.uk

Twitter @VfL_UK

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1.00 - 1.45 - Linda Anderson, Age Scotland - Optimal ageing

Ready or not, we all go through life transitions and are forced to rethink, regroup and reaffirm our place in life. However, as we get older we are often faced with more transitions, more quickly - and regrouping and bouncing back can seem more difficult than ever. Hear more about ‘optimal ageing' and how it may be the key to negotiating your journey through those transitional stages.

www.ageuk.org.uk/scotland/
Twitter @agescotland

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2.00 - 2.15 - Shona Barr, Affinity IFA - Raising awareness of ethical investment - value as well as values

Ethically influenced purchasing decisions are now firmly established as part of everyday life. Ethical investment accounts for over £13.5bn of UK savings and investment, which equates to a mere 1% of the market.

38% of the British public are interested in green or ethical financial products and services, with 90% willing to switch to a different provider if it offered a green or ethical investment product.

We will consider the main areas of ethical investment and discuss some real-life scenarios to illustrate how ethical strategies can be applied in practice. We will look at the financial planning landscape further to pension legislative changes in April 2015 with focus on the issues relevant to those approaching retirement and beyond.

www.affinityifa.co.uk
Twitter @AffinityIFA

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2.20 - 2.45 - Alec Cameron, Planning Matters (UK) Limited -Estate planning - if you leave nothing to chance, you chance nothing

Estate planning is all about making sure your assets are protected throughout your lifetime and that your wishes are followed regarding the distribution of your estate after you die.

According to new research the nation's estate planning is in a shocking state with almost two thirds (61%) of people not having addressed this issue.

The session will consider asset protection and everyday threats to your assets, the consequences of doing nothing, inheritance tax planning and estate planning. We will discuss examples of how estate planning works in real life and how simple and effective it can be to implement a strategy that takes account of your wishes and values ensuring that your chosen charities and beneficiaries can receive the correct inheritance at the correct time for them.

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3.00 - 3.45 - Barbara Chalmers,, Final Fling - Funerals & stuff

If you have clear values that underpin the choices you make in life, we think you might want to exercise choice right till the end of life - and maybe beyond.

If you care about your body, what you put in it, your carbon footprint, the planet, the environment, your legacy - you might want to do death differently. You might prefer natural burial to cremation. You might rather have a DIY funeral. You might prefer a bamboo shroud than a brass handled, polyester lined, mahogany coffin.

Final Fling is the home of life and death decisions. Come along to this talk and find out more.

www.finalfling.com
Twitter @FinalFlingUK

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4.00 - 4.45 - Amanda Woodvine, Vegetarian for Life - What real vegans eat... and effortless ways to make your diet even healthier

What we rustle up for dinner at home doesn't (always) tally with glossy images in books and magazines. Amanda discusses some real-life vegan meals from a nutritionist's perspective. What do esteemed veg*n chefs eat when they're home alone and in a hurry? Can ready-meals and takeaways be enjoyed as part of a healthy balanced diet? Find out the answers to these questions and more.

www.vegetarianforlife.org.uk

Twitter @VfL_UK

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5.00 - 5.45 - Erin Kenny - Open yoga (all levels)

This class is designed to strengthen, stretch and unwind different areas in the body that become tight due to the increasing demands of modern life. The main areas of focus will be the core, shoulders, hips, and lower back.

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SUNDAY

11.00 - 11.45 - Rose Goodenough, InnerSpace Meditation Centre - Conscious eating and meditation

The happy yogi believes that good health is more than just good ingredients.

Preparing and eating food while in a state of peace and relaxation soothes the body and allows the digestive organs to function efficiently as they assimilate and distribute nutrients to the cells.

Meditation is the journey inwards, a journey of self-discovery or, in fact, re-discovery. Meditation is time taken for quiet reflection and silence, away from the hustle and bustle of daily living.

Raja Yoga meditation is a form of meditation that is accessible to people of all backgrounds. It can be practised anywhere at any time. Raja Yoga meditation is practised with ‘open eyes', which makes this method of meditation versatile, simple and easy to practice.

www.innerspace.org/glasgow
www.brahmakumaris.org
www.facebook.com/innerspace.glasgow
www.meetup.com/Meditation-Positive-Thinking
Twitter @InnerSpaceG

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12.00 - 12.45 - Kim Stringer, Vegetarian for Life - Positively vegan for life

Veganism is part of a considered and compassionate lifestyle. This talk will empower you to speak about veganism positively to friends and family, answering even the most awkward of questions with ease. Find out what you can do to support the entire vegan community, especially those in vulnerable positions such as supported living and hospitals. Delivered by charity VfL's Director (Scotland).

www.vegetarianforlife.org.uk
Twitter @VfL_UK

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1.00 - 1.45 - Anne McWhinnie, Dementia Friends - If I get dementia, will they serve me meat?"

If I get dementia, will they serve me meat?" Dementia is on the rise, because people are living longer. It is estimated that by 2021, the number of people with dementia in the UK will have increased to 1 million.

Our Dementia Friends information session is a free 1-hour session to give people from all walks of life an understanding about dementia - and how you can protect your future veganism, today. The session is interactive, exploring facts and perceptions around dementia. Our aim is to raise awareness and reduce the stigma that is still evident today.

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2.00 - 2.45 - Amanda Woodvine, Vegetarian for Life - Cheat your way to 5 (or more) a day

Are you an older veggie who has lost interest in cooking? Love to be vegan, but dislike vegetables? Does the clock regularly strike 9pm with no fruit and veg having passed your lips? Then join this talk for plenty of ideas and inspiration!

www.vegetarianforlife.org.uk 
Twitter @VfL_UK

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3.00 - 3.45 - Maggie Lister, Vegetarian for Life - Creative simple meals

Are you stuck for ideas for tasty wholesome meals, but don't feel like you have the time or energy to create something wholesome and nutritious? Are you leaning towards 'ping' meals instead of something home-cooked? Maggie will introduce you to an array of ideas to get your palate tingling. Creative meals doesn't mean using every pot in the kitchen, or using a spice rack worth of ingredients. Instead, why not come along for some fresh ideas that are proven to be packed with goodness and easy on the purse strings? Even those who hate cooking but love eating will find inspiration here!

www.vegetarianforlife.org.uk 
Twitter @VfL_UK

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4.00 - 4.45 - Rachel Smith - Yoga (all levels)

Rachel brings her unique blend of enthusiasm, compassion and body positivity into her teaching, focusing on creating classes where you can feel great while learning how to bring space into those areas that feel stuck and need attention. Helping you to accept yourself exactly where you are with confidence.

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