Rest Less means lots of different things to lots of different people. From information and guidance on a range of different subjects to interesting clubs and events that you can get involved with, there are plenty of things to try on our website.
So whether you’re new to Rest Less or you’ve been part of our family for a while, you might not be aware of everything we have to offer.
With that said, we’ve put together a list of 33 things you can do on our website.
Jobs and volunteering
1. Find a new job or volunteering role
Whether you’re looking for a full or part-time job, a career change after 50, or to find your purpose post-retirement, we have lots of job roles and volunteering opportunities available on our website.
You can use the buttons below to browse roles with age-diverse employers and organisations.
2. Get career advice
Are you looking to get back into the world of work after a break? Perhaps you’re interested in making a career change or developing your office skills. Whatever your professional goals, you can find plenty of useful information in the jobs and careers section of our website that’s tailored to over 50s.
3. Get your CV re-written by an expert
When applying for jobs, your CV is incredibly important. It’s the first impression you give to an employer and a great way to showcase your skills and experience. But competition for roles can be fierce, and employers can often get dozens (or even more) CVs. So making yours stand out can be what gets you to the next round.
To help you make the best first impression, we offer a CV re-writing service. The basic package involves getting your CV re-written and formatted by a professional. You’ll get to chat with your CV writer to make sure it best reflects your skills and experience – and they’ll provide you with as many drafts as you need until you’re satisfied.
If you’d like even more help, you can also choose to have your cover letter and LinkedIn profile reviewed too.
4. Speak with a life and/or career coach
We all want different things in life. Is there a job you really want to land? Have you always wanted to lose weight? Or do you just want to become a happier and healthier person? Whatever your goals are, a qualified and certified coach can help you achieve them.
We currently have a range of experienced life and career coaches available on Rest Less. To find a coach and get in touch, why not visit our coaching directory?
Or, if you’d like to find out more about how a coach could help you, it’s worth reading our articles; 7 ways that coaching could help you get more from life and 8 ways a career coach can help your professional life.
Connecting with others
5. Find love and/or companionship through Rest Less Dating
If you’re looking for love and/or companionship, why not try the dating feature of our website? Rest Less Dating is a safe and secure way for over 50s to find like-minded singles with similar interests.
It’s free to sign up, create your profile, and view your matches. And then, if you like what you see, you can progress to a premium subscription and start contacting others.
The dating section of our website also has plenty of advice tailored to people over 50. So whether you’re currently dating or haven’t dated in a while, there’s sure to be something you’ll find helpful.
If you’re unsure about Rest Less Dating or you’d like some inspiration, why not take a look at Dawn and Dave’s story? They met on the Rest Less Dating service, and are now happily engaged and planning their wedding.
6. Read real-life stories from Rest Less members and other inspirational people
Whether we’re thinking about making a change in life and don’t know where to turn, or we just want a little pick-me-up, everyone needs a little inspiration sometimes. On our website, you can find a range of stories from Rest Less members and other inspirational people who took a chance and did something brave.
We have stories from later life career changers, successful business people over 50, and other influential figures. So why not visit the real-life stories section of our website to find out more?
7. Access helpful information about money and finances
We all want to get the most out of our money and make smart financial choices – and on the money section of our website, there’s a wide range of helpful tips and guidance to help you do just that.
On Rest Less, you can access information on everyday finance, pensions and retirement planning, wills and inheritance tax, care funding, and much more. So why not head over to the money section of our website to get started?
8. Get handy daily money tips
For those looking for bite-sized money-saving tips, why not follow our Rest Less Money Instagram page (@rest_less_uk_money)?
Here, we share the very latest money news and daily tips and tricks that you can easily apply to your everyday life. From ways to cut down on fuel costs to tricks for adding value to your home, hopefully we can help you make some savings and boost your bank balance.
9. Get advice on your mortgage
Your mortgage is likely to be the biggest financial commitment you’ll ever make, so it’s vital to get the best possible deal. However, this can be easier said than done, especially with lots of jargon to get to grips with and various costs and fees to factor in.
10. Get a free pension check
Our pensions are often the most important savings that we’ll make in our lifetime. Given that we rely on them to support us throughout retirement, it’s a good idea to check on them every few years.
If you’re considering getting professional financial advice, Aviva is offering Rest Less members a free initial consultation with an expert to chat about your financial situation and goals. There’s no obligation, but if they feel you’d benefit from paid financial advice, they’ll go over how that works and the charges involved.
11. Compare bill providers with money-saving comparison tools
To make the most of your money, it’s important to get the best possible deals on household bills like mortgages and broadband; as well as car, home, and life insurance. But sometimes it can be difficult to find these deals.
With the Rest Less money-saving comparison tools, you can quickly and easily see how you can save on all these expenses and more.
12. Find discounts on some of your favourite brands
When you’re a Rest Less member, you’ll have access to a wide variety of discounts on all kinds of brands. So whether you’re buying something practical or treating yourself to something special, you’ll be happy in the knowledge that you’re saving yourself some cash.
13. Compare private health insurance
If you’re interested in taking out a policy for private medical insurance, look no further than our own comparison services.
Simply enter a few details to book a free call with an adviser, who’ll give you quotes from leading UK insurers and help you apply when you’re ready.
14. Get your will written
Having an up-to-date will is one of the most important things you can do for your and your family’s finances. But if you haven’t written your will yet, or reviewed it for a while, it can be hard to know where to start.
If you’d like some guidance, we have partnered with Farewill. They have an excellent rating on Trustpilot and are offering Rest Less members a 20% discount off the cost of writing their will.
15. Learn a new language
Through Rest Less, you can access thousands of amazing courses – and some of the most popular are language courses. Learning a new language is incredibly beneficial, it not only makes it easier to travel and connect with different people, but it’s also proven to boost your brainpower.
If you know what language you’d like to learn, you can search for a course straightaway. Or, if you’re unsure, then the learning section of our website has plenty of ideas and inspiration.
Why not check out our articles; 9 most spoken languages that are useful to learn and 6 languages that are easier for English speakers to learn to find the right one for you?
16. Pick up a new creative skill
Humans are creative by nature. Not only is crafting entertaining and a great way to express ourselves, but it’s also proven to improve our brain function and mental health. Plus, there are endless ways to get creative, so why not learn a new creative skill today?
In the learning section of our website, you’ll find a wide range of guides to help you learn new creative skills.
These include an introduction to the basics of a craft, some handy tips and tricks, any information on supplies you might need, as well as ideas for future projects. So whether you’re looking to learn how to draw, paint, crochet, or fold origami, you’ll hopefully find something that interests you.
You can also see what creative courses are available through our website.
17. Get information and guidance on returning to education later in life
Returning to education later in life can be an exciting yet daunting experience. To make the transition as smooth as possible, we’ve put together several articles and guides to help you on your way.
For example, why not take a look at 6 fears you might have about returning to education as an older adult and 9 tips to help you get back into learning after a long break?
Whether you’re returning to university or college, or learning something in your own time, we’re big believers that with the right tools, learning can be an enjoyable and life-changing experience.
18. Get general health information
Looking out for our health becomes more important as we age. With this in mind, the general health section of our website has tips and information on a range of different health topics – whether you’re looking to read about heart and bone health, or find out which important checks to get and when.
19. Find new ways to keep active
We all know the benefits of exercise, but sometimes it can be difficult to find a healthy activity that we enjoy. So whether you want to move more, connect with others through exercise, or work on your strength, balance, and flexibility, we have plenty of inspiration on the fitness and exercise section of our website.
20. Learn more about how to make healthy food choices
Along with exercise and staying active, the other main way that we can look after our health is to eat a balanced diet. It keeps us feeling our best and protects us from all sorts of diseases and ailments.
However, sometimes knowing exactly what we need and how to get it can be tricky. With this in mind, we have a variety of content in the diet and nutrition section of our website, to give you the information and advice you need.
21. Learn how to best look after your mental health
Here at Rest Less, we’re firm believers that mental health is just as important as physical health. Though, sometimes it can be tricky to know the best ways to look after our minds.
To help you out, we have a wide range of information in the healthy mind section of our website. From advice on dealing with stress, anxiety, and depression to tips on how to be more optimistic and boost your self-esteem, you’ll hopefully find something here that speaks to you.
22. Find out more about healthy sleeping habits
The quality of our sleep can have a significant impact on our overall health and wellbeing, as well as on our day-to-day activities and emotions. Yet, it’s not always easy to get a good night’s rest. And while there’s no magic solution, there are some tried and tested techniques that can help.
On the sleep and fatigue section of our website, we have a variety of science-backed articles that’ll help you better understand what makes a good sleep, plus some tips and tricks that you can put into practice each night.
23. Take advantage of health services
To make sure that you have all the help you need to look after your health, Rest Less members also have access to a wide range of health services.
For example, you can get one-to-one weight loss support from a certified coach or take advantage of a care concierge service to find suitable care, health, and wellbeing providers for you and your family.
We have also launched our new service, Rest Less online doctor, which gives you access to prescription medications from the comfort of your home. It’s a quick and convenient way to take control of your health.
24. Get care help and advice
Between funding and all the different care options out there, it can be tricky to work out what’s best for you or your loved ones when it comes to care. With this in mind, we’ve compiled a wide range of helpful information in the care advice section of our website.
Here, you’ll find general care advice, information on funding, guidance on how to access support as a carer, as well as information on careers in caring, if you’re interested in getting involved in a profession that gives back.
25. Get help with menopause
Menopause is a natural and normal transition that all women go through, but it can also be a time of great stress and anxiety. With this in mind, we’ve put together a wide range of menopause-related advice and guidance. Whether it’s affecting your work, sex, or social life, you’ll hopefully find something to help you.
To make sure you get all the assistance you need, we’ve also teamed up with My Menopause Centre, a specialist clinic that’s dedicated to empowering women with evidence-based information and advice. Through Rest Less, you can access personalised menopause treatment plans that are designed to help you feel like you again.
26. Find a great travel deal
Travel can be one of the most enjoyable and rewarding experiences in life. But sometimes it can be tricky to get the most bang for your buck when booking holidays.
Luckily, on our top travel deals page, you can explore a wide range of deals from some of our travel partners that are suitable for a range of budgets.
27. Immerse yourself in art and culture
Whether you’re a bookworm or a film fanatic, a history buff or a lover of museums, there’s plenty of art and culture-related content on the Rest Less website to sink your teeth into.
28. Try something new with Rest Less Events
Sometimes it’s difficult to make time to try out new things, but with Rest Less Events you can access everything from yoga classes to ukelele lessons from the comfort of your own home.
With a packed calendar listing 80+ events each month, you’ll be sure to find an event that interests you. If you’d like to hear more about what it’s like to be a member of Rest Less Events, why not check out some first-hand accounts from members Debbie, Martin, and Anna?
29. Submit your writing to our Writers' Corner
If you’re a budding writer, you might want to check out our Writers’ Corner. Here, you can submit your creative writing to be published on our website and read the work of your fellow Rest Less members.
30. Get some travel inspiration
Many of us like to travel. It allows us to explore new places and cultures, and meet new and interesting people, but perhaps most importantly, it helps us to grow as individuals. And on the travel section of our website, there’s plenty of content to inspire your adventures.
31. Find delicious recipes
On the food and drink section of our website, you’ll also find ways to up your cooking game, as well as tips on different diets and making your eating habits more environmentally friendly.
32. Get fashion and beauty tips
How we look and dress can affect our attitude, mood, and confidence. So, if you’re looking for some fashion and beauty tips, there’s plenty of related content on the Rest Less website.
Whether you want to make the most of your gorgeous grey hair, discover a new skincare routine, or start wearing more colour, we hope you’ll find something in the fashion and beauty section of our website to inspire you.
33. Explore home and garden-related articles
Nowadays, we’re spending an increasing amount of time in our homes and gardens, so of course we want to make these spaces the best that they can be. Luckily, we have a variety of home and garden-related content on our website.
As you can see, there’s a wide range of things that you can do on the Rest Less, so if you’re not already a member, why not sign up today and become a part of our wonderful and supportive community?