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Peninsula boasts regional tranquillity with easy access to city amenities

On Melbourne’s doorstep is the Mornington Peninsula, home to a thriving retiree community that relishes its natural beauty, wineries, restaurants and thriving cultural scene.

Matthew Sainsbury | 12th Jun 2024 | More
Retirees proving age no barrier to intellectual growth

Traditional universities and the online universe are offering myriad avenues to explore educational opportunities, whether that be for pleasure, vocational training or formal learning for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. The social interaction is a bonus.

James Dunn | 5th Jun 2024 | More
  • The trials and tribulations of a Retirement Commissioner

    Getting the right policy mix for ageing populations is a vexed issue globally. Just ask Diane Maxwell, who spent nearly six years clashing with vested interests while trying to reform the New Zealand system.

    Greg Bright | 29th May 2024 | More
    Walking your way to good health – one step at a time

    Taking 10,000 steps a day might seem nigh-on impossible. But there are many ways to approach this task to make it a walk in the park.

    Matthew Sainsbury | 29th May 2024 | More
  • Grieving is a part of life where the experience of others can help

    Coping with death is an inevitable challenge that all retirees must navigate. Here are five books – four relate to intense personal experiences – that can help you deal with the loss of a loved one.

    Matthew Sainsbury | 22nd May 2024 | More
    How to dance your way to health and happiness

    Those in retirement needing a new lease on life should heed the words of the immortal Jamaican reggae singer, guitarist and songwriter Bob Marley – forget your troubles and dance.

    Matthew Sainsbury | 22nd May 2024 | More
    The right pet can bring unbridled happiness to retirees

    It was the French author mononymously known as Colette who famously wrote, ‘our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet’. Pets do bring enormous happiness to retirees. But it’s critical to get a pet that suits the retirees’ lifestyle, budget and physical well-being.

    Matthew Sainsbury | 15th May 2024 | More
    Broome: A retirement gem in Australia’s far north-west

    The pearling capital of the world is becoming a destination for those wanting a retirement blessed by idyllic weather, beautiful beaches and a snapshot of multicultural Australia.

    Matthew Sainsbury | 7th May 2024 | More
    A European retirement plan requires dollars and sense

    Living the European dream in retirement has its attractions. But meticulous planning and a healthy wallet are necessary ingredients to ensure it doesn’t become a nightmare.

    Jamie Nemtsas | 1st May 2024 | More
  • Five of the best films about senior citizens

    It can be hard to find good films starring older actors and about retirees. But it’s worth the reward when you find them. Here are five of the best to get you started.

    Nicholas Way | 17th Apr 2024 | More
    Understanding the ‘Misunderstood Middle’

    Researcher Capital Preferences says super funds fail to appreciate the tension many retirees experience between their needs in their golden years and the size of their nest eggs.

    Nicholas Way | 17th Apr 2024 | More
    How to take a sober approach to drinking

    Convivial drinking with friends is one of life’s pleasures in retirement. But it’s important to do so moderately as your capacity for alcohol diminishes with age.

    Nicholas Way | 17th Apr 2024 | More
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