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A word from the editor...

Ziggy Opoczynska

Hi there... and welcome to Lifestyle magazine’s online pages. We aim to pack Lifestyle with all the up-to-date news about the Motability Scheme, plus information and advice that will help you get the most from your Motability vehicle. In every issue you’ll also find a lively mix of features – with real-life stories from Motability customers, great ideas for getting active and trying new activities, travel guides with an emphasis on accessibility and, of course, some insightful road tests of cars available on the Motability Scheme. We hope you enjoy reading it.

Ziggy Opoczynska, Editor

nd Motability Dealers


Even if you're not a Motability Scheme customer, you can receive Lifestyle by subscription. The UK rate is £10 per annum for four issues, inclusive of postage and packing.

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Lifestyle - issue 103

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Hello... With flowers blossoming, bees buzzing and animals frolicking, spring is clearly in the air! This season is all about new beginnings and fresh starts; of clearing out the old and making room for the new. Maybe you’d like to empty your home – and your mind – of clutter, take up a fun activity and make new friends, get outside more and enjoy the longer days with visits to a beautiful park, or take a ferry trip to the Isle of Wight? Whatever aims and dreams you have, this issue of Lifestyle is full of stories, tips and inspiration to help you on your way to a happier, calmer you. So, take some time just for yourself to relax and enjoy the issue – and start planning a fulfilling year ahead!

Lifestyle - issue 102

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Hello... and happy New Year! After the excesses of Christmas, this is usually the time we plan to get our bodies fitter, but it’s just as important to look after our mental health, too. This issue includes advice and tips on how to improve wellbeing, such as ways to lose weight with mindfulness; actions to deal with mental distress; rainy-day hobbies that provide a creative, mind-boosting outlet; and, if you’re after something more active, how to enjoy the thrill of the slopes. If you’re still in need of inspiration, then Motability Scheme customer Nicki’s story of how she achieved her childhood dreams and became a role model and protector to all is sure to do the trick. So, make yourself a cuppa, settle down and let Lifestyle help you get excited about the year ahead!

Lifestyle - issue 101

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Hello... With the nights drawing in, it can be easy to feel a bit down, but this time of year has many wonderful things to offer - from the beautiful colours of autumn to the cosy festivities of Christmas. This issue will help you to see the silver lining of the chillier months, with the heart-warming story of Betty, a WWII veteran of 95. You'll also meet Lifestyle's new columnist; discover why Dorset has just as much to offer in winter as in summer; hear how a philanthropist is hoping to send 12 British Paralympic athletes to Tokyo in 2020; celebrate the Disabled Photographers' Society's 50th anniversary; check out the UK's most festive places to visit; find out how to beat SAD (seasonal affective disorder); and much more. So, snuggle down and enjoy!

Lifestyle - issue 100

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Hello... and welcome to the 100th issue of Lifestyle! The magazine has witnessed a lot of changes in the last 25 years, including six different prime ministers, the first-ever Paralympics, and improvements for the disabled community – especially regarding inclusion and accessibility. To celebrate this special anniversary, we've crammed Lifestyle with features to entertain, inspire and get you excited about the months ahead. You'll hear from Allan Carter, one of the Scheme's earliest customers; meet the players who are passionate about disability rugby; find the friendliest festivals in the country; discover the playgrounds designed for grown-ups; explore beautiful North Wales; and much more. So settle down and enjoy!

Lifestyle - issue 99

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Hello... The daffodils are out in force and the lambs are gambolling, meaning spring has well and truly arrived. With the longer, sunnier (we hope!) days, it's the perfect time to brush off those resolutions we left back in dreary January and maybe make some new ones. Whether it's getting more active, discovering your creative side, taking the family for a fun day out on a farm, or exploring the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, this issue has features that will help you on your way. And, if you're in need of further inspiration, read the story from Motability Scheme customer, Geoff Bartholomew, whose zest for life and can-do attitude saw him put his life back together after suffering a stroke – and become a champion sportsman! It's a jam-packed issue, so take a break from the spring cleaning and get stuck in.