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Happy senior man having breakfast with friends

What a difference a new year makes

As the calendar ticked over to a new year, many of us pondered on what the year ahead may hold.  Some of us made resolutions for the next twelve months. For me, health and happiness are my priority investment goals…
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Daughter having conversation with senior mother

When loved ones change

As a young child growing up in the back blocks of Australia, this time of year would always bring with it warm weather, the harvest, a prayer we wouldn’t receive summer rain that would spoil the crop and the wish…
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Senior woman chatting to her caretaker

Regrets, there are a few

There is no doubt that the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety will raise a broad range of issues, many of which will be uncomfortable, some of which will be disturbing and confronting. One of the issues it…
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An elderly couple reviewing documents

Plan for the unexpected

Money can’t buy happiness, but it sure can help when times are tough. I think it can be said for many people that the older we get, the more we realise our happiness comes from things that money just can’t…
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Ros and Joan

The role of the carer

Next week is National Carers Week; a week that recognises and celebrates the exceptional contribution Australia’s 2.7 million unpaid carers make to our country. According to Carers WA, there is an estimated 320,000 family carers living in WA. The majority…
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Billy Connelly

We should all be a little bit more like Sir Billy

(Image courtesy Facebook) When speaking recently, comedian Sir Billy Connolly said “I’ve got Parkinson’s disease. I wish he’d kept it to himself.” Billy Connolly has had a great career pushing the boundaries in entertainment with his swashbuckling style, often risqué…
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When did you last think about retiring?

Our new (or latest) Prime Minister has announced a review of the Government’s previous decision to extend the retirement age to 70.  This brings the issue of when to retire back into focus. When did you last think about when…
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