Community, Family, Finding your new tribe, Fitness, Health, Hobbies, Retiring from work, Travel

Another Classic Woman story. Introducing Lisa Raimondo – woman in transition.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO SHARE YOUR STORY OF TRANSITION? Please contact me by signing up to this blog (see boxes below) or via the Classic Women FB page. Introducing classic woman, Lisa and her transition to retirement. Lisa is having fun experimenting with a range of past times. She has many interests, and is open to exploring more. I… Read More Another Classic Woman story. Introducing Lisa Raimondo – woman in transition.

Family, Finding your new tribe, Hobbies, Relationships, Retiring from work, Travel, Writing

Classic Woman Cherie Bombell speaks to me about retirement

Introducing classic woman Cherie Bombell Thank you for agreeing to chat with me, Cherie. We’ve known each other for many years now. After meeting at work, we became friendly, sharing very similar values and interests. About two years ago you started talking about maybe leaving work, or retirement. What started that thinking in your mind? I… Read More Classic Woman Cherie Bombell speaks to me about retirement

Economics of leaving the paid job, Finding your new tribe, Retiring from work

Guest Blogger Kurt – Are you considering retirement? Expert advice ahead!

Welcome to guest blogger, Kurt Fitzgibbon Preparing for life when you stop working is about more than just the dollars and cents, however retirement planning is often centred on one question – ‘will you have enough money?’ Australians are living longer than ever before and enjoy one of the highest life expectancies in the world,… Read More Guest Blogger Kurt – Are you considering retirement? Expert advice ahead!

Ageing, Health

How to keep your telomeres long

What are telomeres? Recently, I wrote about how our telomeres shorten as we age – or conversely, we age as our telomeres become shorter. Telomeres are the tiny ‘caps’ that book-end our chromosomes, preventing them from becoming damaged or tangled.  While our understanding of why and how they make a difference, in simple terms, longer telomeres are good. How can… Read More How to keep your telomeres long

Ageing, Health

Assistive technology will improve the chances of older people staying home

Disadvantaged Aussies Did you know that the Therapeutics Good Administration prevents Australian companies from promoting the medical benefits of assistive technology? This makes it difficult for people to make informed choices about aids that will make life easier. Have a look at this article by the Community Care Review, which is a conversation with UK-based… Read More Assistive technology will improve the chances of older people staying home

Health, Research - ageing

Can we control the ‘visible signs’ of ageing?

What are international experts saying about controlling the ‘visible signs’ of ageing? Are you interested in TV ads about  this cream or that serum to minimise the ‘visible signs’ of ageing. But what is going on in the research into ageing? The Irish Times recently reported that doctor and author Sara Gottfried has reversed the… Read More Can we control the ‘visible signs’ of ageing?

Spirituality

Why “Classic” Women?

Wikipedia defines ‘classic’ (adjective) as: judged over a period of time to be of the highest quality and outstanding of its kind. Its synonyms are ‘definitive’, ‘authoritative’. As I tiptoe into the shallows of that great big ocean of retirement, I am struck by the confidence and awesomeness of the women I encounter. Please join me as I explore how… Read More Why “Classic” Women?

Community, Family, Finding your new tribe, Relationships

Retirement Satisfaction – five ways for women to find it

Why is retirement satisfaction ‘a thing’? An increasing number of women are living longer. The increasing number is linked to the post-war Baby Boom (BB)and this longer life is linked with our great health system and a wonderful Australian lifestyle. So more women, living longer means more women are heading for retirement. How will we find retirement satisfaction? Many of… Read More Retirement Satisfaction – five ways for women to find it

Finding your new tribe

At a function…newly retired: ‘…. and what do you do, Mel?’

Status update: newly retired. The shift away from being defined by work We’re living longer, so it follows that we will spend much more of our adulthood in retirement than a century ago. Many Australian women who are now contemplating retirement have worked continuously for many years. It is common to be asked, ‘and what do you do,… Read More At a function…newly retired: ‘…. and what do you do, Mel?’