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Updates to Retired 4 Hire

 

Hi #NAME#,

we are working hard to make this website work for you… 

Recently we have changed email alerts to include the message and also a “report as spam” button to help stop unwanted email activity… If you believe someone is using the system inappropriately please report them and they will be dealt with… In addition a new limit of 10 initial contact emails has been imposed… We hope this improves your experience…

We have also added social media sharing buttons to the jobs section to help spread the news…

The website will be completely revised next year… so please make any suggestions of things you would like to see improved…

 

Other News

 

we are very please to have BP on board… BP are looking for diverse groups to join their workforce… so please keep any eye out for their ads!

 

 

Chris, Hagen and Louise

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We’re in the Telegraph!

 

Hi #NAME#,

We’re really excited this week because we’ve had a fantastic article in the Telegraph feature us. Big deal huh?

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You may have already seen it if you follow us on Facebook (if not then click HERE to do so), but here it is again for this who haven’t. There’s lots of interesting thoughts in there about how retirement can be a really exciting time for trying new ventures and rediscovering what you love.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sponsored/finance/new-pension-rules/12179559/learn-new-skills-after-retirement.html

We’ve got quite a few exciting press opportunities coming up so keep an eye out in your daily paper for more updates from us. We’re so thrilled to be getting national exposure and growing the site – the more people that are on there the better it is for everyone – so please do refer your friends and make sure your profile is up to date.

Happy reading!

Chris, Hagen and Louise

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We need your help to get in the Guardian

Hi #NAME#,

We’ve been approached by the Guardian newspaper with the opportunity to be featured in a piece they’re writing about retirement age and working in retirement. The journalist specifically needs someone aged 75 to talk about when they decided to retire and why, as well as a bit about working in retirement. If this is you we need your help! It would be a huge boost for us to get a mention in such a reputable paper so if you’re interested please reply to this email asap. The piece will most likely be filled in the next 48 hours so if you do want to help us please get in touch.

In the mean time – keep an eye out in the next few newsletters for exciting updates on all our new features and plans for 2016.

Thanks for all your support,

Chris, Hagen and Louise

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An online social network for retired people

 

Dear #NAME#,

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Who Or What Is OAPSchat?
OAPSchat stands for Optimistic and ProActive Seniors Chat. Loneliness is a big scourge on our society worldwide and the website helps combat this awful isolation by coming together and sharing our thoughts and ideas. www.oapschat.co.uk/lifestyle/topical-issues/14-lifestyle/topical-issues/341-loneliness-the-scourge-of-society

Let Me Introduce Myself!
Hi, my name is Janice and I am the founder of www.OAPSchat.co.uk. OAPSchat was born in April 2013 as a Facebook page. One lunchtime, my family and I were talking about the lack of websites for over fifty fives. So I decided to look into this more thoroughly. There are a few, but they are celebrity based or specific to grandparents etc.

I Developed A Facebook Page
I decided to launch an OAPSchat FB page and post and comment about the silver and golden years. A blog was set up and I started to write weekly columns on health, finance, lifestyle issues, relationships, memories and much more. The FB page grew slowly at first, but gradually I was having more and more likes. The Daily Mail mentioned me twice in 2013 and more likes followed.To date there are over 1230.

Then I Launched My First Ever Website At Age 58!
It was in November 2013 that I decided I had enough material and confidence to launch the website. Since then, I have been writing articles on all kinds of topics. I now have over ninety wonderful contributors to date and articles on all different subjects are posted on an almost daily basis.

How Do People Join In?
Registration is FREE and it only takes a couple of minutes to join. Simply follow this link. www.oapschat.co.uk/news/49-news/342-login-to-oapschat

Members can comment via disqus, FB and Twitter. To date there are 760 articles and this figure is growing daily. If you do not belong to Facebook or Twitter, you can still view all the articles for FREE.

Raffles are held most weeks. Firms, shops, businesses, authors and many others donate prizes. A newsletter goes out once a month with my plans for the coming weeks. To be eligible for the raffles, registration is necessary for automatic entry to ALL draws.

I am an Independent Happy List Winner 2014 for founding the website. www.oapschat.co.uk/49-news/149-independent-on-sunday-s-happy-list-2014

OAPSchat is well and truly born now and I hope it will continue to thrive. With your support, I’m confident it will!

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Have a fantastic week! Chris, Hagen and Louise

 

January 2016 Newsletter – Time for some film night inspiration?

 

Dear #NAME#, Happy New Year!

This week we saw The Intern, and were so excited to share it with all of you. If you haven’t seen it already we’d highly recommend it – it’s the story of a fast growing tech firm who decide to hire ‘senior interns’ over 60 years old. We won’t give it all away, but it’s safe to say it’s a bumpy road and in the end everyone learns something from each other. A great watch!

 

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Have a fantastic week! Chris, Hagen and Louise

 

Why do you love us?

 

Dear #NAME#,

Just before our main news item we should you may want to know – one of the country’s most admired home care agencies, Home Instead Senior Care are recruiting part time, care staff in Kingston, to help older people live independently… Care levels vary from more challenging, to light duties EG making tea and having a chat… Pay £9 per hour + benefits, 10-20 hours per week.
If your manner is warm and you are adaptable, please contact Mike on 0208 942 4137

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Reading this article in The Guardian got us thinking that we’d love to hear from you about what made you sign up for Retired4Hire? We have all kinds of members and we’d love to know your story – are you looking for extra income for day to day, or a holiday fund, or are you searching for new experiences or connections? It’s amazing what extending your employment into retirement can do. It’s not only great for your health, both physically and mentally, but extra income and community involvement can open up a whole new world of experiences and opportunities so we’re really excited to hear about all your great experiences.

“A long-term study of 1,000 men and women born in 1920 found that working after retirement was associated with living longer. The participants joined the study at 70 and were tracked for 14 years. Of the 1,000 people studied, those who continued to work at 70 and beyond were 2.5 times as likely to be alive at 82.” If you’re looking for some extra cash for a holiday of a lifetime, or even just to replace your favourite pair of shoes, we’re here to help. We’ve been working hard at getting lots of new roles listed on the site, and are now partnering with a employment agencies to list their jobs with us. So, keep checking back regularly to see if anything strikes your fancy… you never know what you might find.

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Have a fantastic week! Chris, Hagen and Louise