Do You See the World Differently as You Age?

One characteristic of ageing that is commented on by many, relates to a certain inclination to believe that you have “seen it all before”.

This shouldn’t be misconstrued as suggesting you are jaded with life.  It simply reflects the reality that many situations that younger people will see as “novel” will be seen in a much broader life experience background context by senior citizens.

Another characteristic that changes is the drive to take risks to get ahead.  Read more “Do You See the World Differently as You Age?”

Debunking the “Stress Ends at 60” Myth

There is an image portrayed in many movies and TV shows, to the effect that senior and retired people spend most of their time “pottering about” doing odd hobby-jobs and enjoying themselves.

The implication appears to be that once you reach 60 or thereabouts, life starts getting pretty easy and life-stresses disappear into the domain of memory.

Yet as many Australian seniors know, that is nonsense. Read more “Debunking the “Stress Ends at 60” Myth”

What Are Your Retirement Housing Options

When it comes to retirement, it often feels as if you have two choices: retirement villages or downsizing. While these options may be viable and attractive to some, they can often be expensive, out-of-the-question or plainly unappealing to others. Perhaps you don’t want to be one of the ‘village people’. Perhaps you’ve always been more of a Beatles fan.

Retirement in 2017 is completely different to what it was in the past. In the ‘old days’, retirement meant a nursing home, a walking cane and 24 hour care. These days, retirement covers everything and anything from working-part time, travelling abroad, dating new partners or starting a whole new life – cocktail in hand! Read more “What Are Your Retirement Housing Options”

Here’s How To Reduce Retirement Anxiety

In recent decades, more and more medical professionals have said that looking after your mental health is just as important as your physical health. And it makes sense, after all, because when we are free of depression, anxiety, excessive stress and worry, we are more able to live our lives to the fullest.

Retirement is fraught with stress and worry. With changing routines and schedules, concerns over housing arrangements and altered income streams, it’s no surprise many Australian seniors are left feeling overwhelmed. But, as with all of life’s struggles, a solution is never too far away.

We talk through how to reduce retirement-related stress and anxiety to spend your golden years in peace.

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5 Things To Think About When You Hit 50

Whether it creeped up on you or you embraced it like a friend, turning 50 is always a pivotal point in your life. There’s just something about that big five-and-zero combination that makes us feel a little unsettled and off-guard. Which is unfair really, because you have a grand 50th birthday bash to organise!

While you are working our drinks lists and food menus, take some time to consider these 5 things now you’ve hit 50. Read more “5 Things To Think About When You Hit 50”