Building up interests helps to make retirement work

‘People who work very hard need to start building up other interests to make their retirement work.’ That’s the advice from Professor Gordian Fulde.

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Controlling asthma with fruit and vegetables

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways. According to Asthma Australia, one in nine people have the condition and it can affect any age group. It’s the most common chronic disease affecting children worldwide! But did you know that what you eat can affect the severity of the problem?

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Podcast: Help with handling regret

When you retire, you get the time to look back and reflect on the things that have happened throughout your life so far. You’ll think about the good things, but there’ll also be those uncomfortable moments where you wish you’d said or done something differently. This podcast takes a look at regret and what you can do to turn your regrets into a more positive experience.

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What would your retirement look like if you lived to 100?

We’re in the middle of an extraordinary transition that few of us are prepared for. That’s what Lynda Gratton and Andrew Scott reckon in their book, The 100-Year Life. We’re living longer and ‘whoever you are, wherever you live and however old you are, you need to start thinking now about the decisions you will make in order to make the most of this longer life.’

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5 ways of looking back to help plan your retirement

Looking in the rear-view mirror can help you plan your retirement. That’s looking back at what you’ve done in the past to help plan your future. What I’m suggesting here isn’t about looking back at the negatives, though. It’s mostly about positive life experiences to help plan your retirement.

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Transitioning from home care to Residential Aged Care—Part 2

I mentioned in Part 1 that there are a set of ‘old rules’ that applied before the ‘Living Longer Living Better’ reforms were introduced by the Federal Government on July 1, 2014. Those who decide to live in a Residential Aged Care home enter into a contract with the company. The contracts are different for those who entered a home before the reforms were introduced, and for those who fell under the ‘new rules’.

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Transitioning from home care to Residential Aged Care—Part 1

Most people prefer to stay in their family home as they age and more are accessing home-care packages to help them achieve this. Over time though, a person’s health may decline to where they need greater care.

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How laughter can help your memory and your life

There’s natural memory loss as we age—or perhaps we should call it memory recall loss because we often know we know, but can’t remember what we know we know. Laughing can help.

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Podcast: Planning to shift for retirement—Do your homework

Many preparing for retirement plan to shift when they retire. For some it’s the sea change, for others it’s a tree change, or for a whole range of other reasons. This is a major decision that needs a lot of thought. This podcast looks at various issues to think through as you make this decision.

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Discovering the why and what of work in retirement

Joe Bartley of Devon (UK) was retired, but found himself ‘dying of boredom’. Aged 89, he had been fine until his wife died a couple of years back. He decided to look for a job.

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