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Five Star Resort Living Without The Fees

Active, younger retirees are increasingly downsizing to upmarket coastal communities. Cherie and Brian Saxby recently made the move to Ocean Club Resort at Lake Cathie near Port Macquarie. Let’s see how it went for them. How did you come to call Ocean Club Resort home? We lived in South-west Sydney where we had a large


Aged Care Worker in Court

aged care worker in court over naked photos

An Tasmanian aged care worker is in court over taking photos of himself with naked residents. The Magistrate’s Court in Hobart heard Adam Matthew Pettit was working at the OneCare Barossa Park aged care facility in Glenorchy when he took four pictures of female patients in various stages of undress. The 32-year-old took lewd photos


Moving into apartments in retirement

moving to apartments in retirement

Senior Queenslanders are moving to apartments in retirement according to latest research published recently in The Australian. Retirement living in southeast Queensland is going high-rise, as a report shows almost a dozen people aged between 70 and 84 for every existing unit. Property consultancy Urbis found 12.1 older residents for each retirement unit in Brisbane, where


Senior Australian of the Year Victoria

senior Australian of the year victoria

Former member of the Vietnam War Indigenous Australian touring group The Sapphires, Lois Peeler, 72, was named today as Victorian Senior Australian of the Year 2017. Ms Peeler is an elder of the Yorta Yorta people, she’s also a political activist, educator and principal at Australia’s only Aboriginal girls’ boarding school, Worawa Aboriginal College in #Healesville.


Older worker employment will reap benefits

In article published by Human Capital recently, John Palfreyma outlined how his business tapped into an older workers to gain some great benefits. By the time we reach retirement age we all understand and appreciate that older workers have some significant benefits over the young guns, but getting organisations to realise our true value is


Share Aussie history with your grandchildren

The Australian Outback Spectacular will embark on a memorable journey to commemorate the Centenary of the ANZACs, with the Salute to the Light Horse – High Country Special show launching on the 15 November. Having been to a previous version of the show before, we know it’s a great show to enjoy with your grandchildren.


Family’s sad losses inspire bequest

Diane Openshaw wishes “to assist all diagnosed with cancer and those people who love them and suffer with them”. Diane Openshaw has watched four family members be diagnosed with cancer, sadly losing all of them. It was the passing of her youngest brother that rst encouraged Diane to support Cancer Council NSW’s fundraising appeals –


Ageism in the Aussie workplace – are we missing out?

Capable, adaptable and practical, over-50s are an asset to any workplace. As part of our ongoing national research into uncovering the transformative experiences that Australia’s Baby Boomer demographic are currently negotiating, Australian Seniors Insurance Agency surveyed 1,000 Australians about employment after the age of 50. And the results might both surprise and galvanise… ARE AUSSIE WORKPLACES


A home for every budget

Mr. Property Services was established in 2008 to offer a professional and dedicated service at reasonable rates to the ‘Buyers’ and ‘Sellers’ of manufactured homes located in Lifestyle Villages and Residential Parks in the Tweed Valley and the southern tip of the Queensland Gold Coast. Mr. Property Services’ primary goal is to provide “a home for


Impressive inner-city vista attracts modern retirees

Brisbane’s retirement landscape is changing due to the increased demand for inner-city living by retirees looking for established infrastructure and superb facilities. To meet this demand Aveo Group has recently launched a new ve-storey residential complex at its agship Brisbane village, The Clay eld. Offering unrivalled CBD views and boasting 66 well-appointed one, two or three bedroom