One of my mother’s biggest worries about getting older is becoming a burden. She is really concerned that my brothers and I will have to look after her in her old age. I often don’t know what to say when she says this but after thinking it over here are my thoughts. My parents have four kids. We had a wonderful childhood. Mum worked part-time, she managed my dad’s practice… Read More »A love letter to my parents
Everyone has a different “ideal” retirement. Some people want to be on hand to help with their grand-children, others want to travel frequently, while many want to participate actively in their communities. But have you thought about how your needs in retirement will change over time with your changing health, finances and family? Too few people think about what they want in later retirement. If you want to remain in… Read More »Everyone needs a plan for later retirement.
My mother always says the only sure things in life are death and taxes. This is very true however I think a modern update to this saying is the only sure think in life is death, taxes and change. I started my career as a business education teacher and in my first year I was teaching typing on typewriters (electric ones – I am not that old…). I remember the… Read More »Lean in… and get some sand in your togs
Who knew that you could learn things from TV? Apart from Sir David Attenborough and other documentaries the TV landscape always seemed to me to be a bit barren in terms of increasing the old IQ. However, I learnt something watching Instinct on TV last week. It is a great show – give it a watch if you get a chance. In my last post I talked about change as… Read More »Learning from the TV
The world today is a bit puzzling. There are big movements to tackle climate change; however, we consume and buy more than ever and the manufacture of this ‘stuff’ ruins the environment. We have made huge steps forward to recognise people’s right to be who they are and to love whoever they love yet social media has given us the anonymity to post the most vitriolic things about others (and… Read More »Its a puzzling world
Is it just me or is most advertising involving older people just awful? In looking to set up my website and some marketing material I did a lot of research in the newspapers and other media and noticed that the photos that are used to advertise retirement and nursing homes are horrendous. They are all people getting cup of tea and a pat on the shoulder from what I assume… Read More »Our view of aging