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Staying put

19/02/2016

Given the choice, most older Australians would prefer to age gracefully in their own home or leave a move to residential care as late as possible.

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Residential care facilities … the questions to ask

19/02/2016

You’ve seen the brochures and driven past the building; but the only way to really know whether a residential care facility might be the right one for you is to look inside.

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Navigating the aged-care maze

08/12/2015

The idea of moving into an aged care facility can be confronting. It challenges personal decisions to never leave our home, or family promises to never ‘put’ mum or dad into a home.

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Renegotiating living arrangements

20/08/2015

Mary had been retired for 5 years and had a good social life with plenty of friends and lots of activities. She did most of the domestic chores and had a pretty busy week.

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Living in an empty nest

20/08/2015

I remember when our second and last child moved out of the family home and went to a big city. The place felt empty and my wife and I kept wondering what were we going to do with ourselves

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Living alone, travelling alone

27/04/2015

We may be living alone and travelling alone by choice or by circumstance at this stage of our lives.

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Five steps to a happy retirement

09/10/2014

There’s more to a happy retirement than having enough money and investing it wisely

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Your life history

09/10/2014

'My grandchildren couldn’t conceive of a milkman with a horse and cart delivering milk to our front door'

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Relationships in retirement

09/10/2014

The early years of retirement can be a dangerous time for relationships

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