Going for gold in the Dales

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Gold Card holders are being urged to look out for the summer issue of Derbyshire Gold magazine.

The latest edition of the Derbyshire County Council publication is packed with features, articles and interviews covering lifestyle, leisure, health and other issues affecting older people.

Here’s a taste of what’s inside the latest issue:

• five page special on eating advice for older people who need to gain weight

• a spotlight on the ‘extra care’ provision for those who want to live independently but need some help

• the Olympic torch route through Derbyshire

• apprenticeships to help young people into work

• dates for your diary of summer events throughout the county

There are also chances to win a weekend in Belfast with tickets to the Titanic attraction, a luxury 4 star stay on Lake Windermere and tickets for top shows at local theatres.

Derbyshire County Council leader Cllr Andrew Lewer said: “Derbyshire Gold is a must-read for Gold card holders across the county.”

Also available is the 2012 edition of the Gold Card Discount Directory which lists discounts at over 1,300 businesses in and around Derbyshire.

The directory highlights which discounters are also members of the county council’s Trusted Trader scheme which helps you find honest and reliable traders.

The magazine and discount directory can be picked up from every county council library, including mobile libraries, or from your local district or borough council office.

Alternatively you can browse our online version at www.derbyshire.gov.uk/goldcard or telephone Call Derbyshire on 08456 058 058 and ask to be sent a copy.

Gold cards are issued to residents who qualify in line with the state pension and to people with certain disabilities.

The discount and library card is a pass for free local bus travel throughout England.