2 Contents 2 Inside this issue Welcome 3 Freebird Club founder, Peter Mangan, kicks off the first issue. 5 How to read the FreebirdTimes. Travel 6 Dave Ryan takes us on a tour of Southern England. 9 Intrepid 50-something Dermot Higgins tells us why he?s cycling around the world on a push bike. 10 Gaetano Forte relaxes in the beautiful surroundings of Lake Zurich, Switzerland. Let's Cook 12 Making scones and clotted cream while listening to singer Doris Day! Tech Savy 16 Learn how to screen share. Living & Lifestyle 19 Go green when brushing your teeth. 21 Start a new career instead of retiring. 23 Soothing remedies for sore skin. 9 19 Cover photo: Founding team Peter Mangan and Nga-Hong Lau by Sean Lawlor Editor : Olive Keogh Design & Layout : Deeksha Gautam (C) 2017 Published by TheFreebird Club. All rights reserved 23
3 Welcome Peter Mangan, founder and CEO of TheFreebird Club Welcome to the first edition of TheFreebirdTimes. This digital magazine is our way of engaging more fully with both our members and those interested in learning more about TheFreebird Club. For the uninitiated, TheFreebird Club is a new travel-based social network for those over 50. It is a membership-based club, whereby members can travel and stay with each other in the context of a trusted social community of peers. It offers a whole new way of travelling for mature adults, a potential new source of income for hosts and a fun and accessible way to meet new people and enjoy social and cultural interaction in later life. Our mission is to connect and enrich the lives of older people through meaningful travel and to foster an age-friendly and inclusive world in the process. This Club is designed to be a fun place to hangout with like-minded people who share the view that life and the world around us are to be enjoyed regardless of age. As you will see in our member profiles, people share their interests and passions on the website so they can get to know a little bit about each other in advance of potential stays. We want people to connect through commonalities and shared interests. This Club is about people, not just places to go. We already have Freebird members in 36 countries worldwide and membership is growing daily. Here in our digital magazine, you will find all kinds of interesting articles chosen to appeal to the more mature reader .