Keep Learning

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”― Mahatma Gandhi “Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.”― Albert Einstein “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.”― Henry Ford Many great minds have commented on education, and … Continued

Flexibility at work

Did you know that employees over 55 years old who have completed 12 months’ continuous service can request flexible work arrangements under the Fair Work Act 2009? Today workers are increasingly working into their late 60s and 70s but many do not take advantage of the option to request flexible work arrangements. Many employers have options … Continued

Reasonable work adjustments

As workers increasingly remain in the workforce for longer, inevitably there are heightened risks of illnesses and injuries associated with a maturing workforce. These may include loss of hearing, diminishing eyesight, reduction in reaction time, or problems with hips and knees.  All states and territories have equal opportunity and anti-discrimination laws and employers are generally … Continued

Support for Transitioning to Retirement

Support comes in lots of shapes and sizes. We can find support in friends, family, community, church, co-workers and professionals.  What’s wonderful about having a diverse support system is that different individuals within that system can offer us different things. However, it is important we understand what we get from these support systems, that way … Continued

Use it or lose it

My dad is 67, retired and has primary progressive multiple sclerosis. There’s a lot his body no longer allows him to do, many of which I take for granted – things like walking for example. Sure, he has a weakness for chocolate cake and I’m sure some days he binges the latest TV series, but … Continued

Late career planning

Late career is different for everyone. Some folks start speeding up, maybe after a period of looking after children or elders; some people are slowing down having achieved what they wanted from work; others find they need to shift gears due to health or external factors; while others realise their priorities have changed, and they make choices based … Continued

For love and money

Love makes the world go around, but in retirement, money will definitely grease the wheels. Figures suggest that about half of Australian households (47%) are not likely to have enough money for a comfortable retirement.   But many people are like ostriches, and they bury their heads in the sand about money. There are all sorts of excuses not to sort out … Continued