Successful Ageing – Free Online Course

Starts Today! Strategies for Successful Ageing I’m looking to find out the secret of successful ageing, so I have just started this course today. Why don’t you come and join us? The course is run by the University of Dublin, Ireland and is attended by Seniors from around the...

No Easy Decision – A 90 day look back on retirement

How easy is it to make the decision to retire? The decision to retire is not always as easy as we might imagine. We don’t really know how we will feel until we ourselves get there and are faced with the reality of the choices available to us. Today I am...

7 clever ways to do community service without ever leaving your home

What  exactly is a Community? A community is any group of people who have common interests. Centuries ago a person’s community would have been limited to their nearest village and its environs. Guilds were a special type of early community that looked after the interests of workers in trades. An example would be stonemasons or...

Anyone for tennis?

Watching Wimbledon   I used to enjoy watching the tennis when I was in the right time zone. In spite of the fact that we have the Australian Open, I stopped watching it altogether because once I got interested, I would have had to watch Wimbledon as well which would keep me...

Old is Awesome!

But just how old is old? If you are a parent, you will already know that “old” begins at around about 30. I can still remember the shock that I felt, when I first found out I was pregnant, to be described as “elderly primigravida”, and I was under...

Are you a safe driver?

Would you pass the test if you had to take it again today? I recently attended a presentation for seniors which highlighted the need for older drivers to make sure that their driving skills are up-to-date. Australia has introduced tests for drivers over a certain age. In my State of New South Wales we...

It’s never too late to learn

Do you ever wish you had had a better education? We can’t turn back the clock. But once we are retired, we have much more time at our disposal than we did during our working lives.  Most of us experience less stress as our children become independent. I have...