Articles To Read

We enjoy reading several online and print publications and, when we find something interesting or insightful, we like to share it! Here are a few of our favourites!

Changes in Lifestyle

Longevity and the new Journey of Retirement.

Retirement today is no longer a destination; it’s a new journey, a whole new chapter of life. With the gift of greater longevity, today’s retirees have more opportunity than ever to make the most of their years, activities, contributions, and relationships....

Tackling the abuse of older people.

Globally 1 in 6 people aged 60 years and older experience abuse in the community every year with potentially severe physical and mental health, financial, and social consequences. Rates of abuse in institutions are even higher. Yet, abuse of older people remains a low...

Prepared for a new life stage?

Adulthood's new arc requires new concepts and new ideas. It matters how people think about the stages of human development. The way you think indeed shapes your expectations and experiences of life and ageing.

Article on the steps for engaging older people and improving communities for all ages

Most age-friendly community initiatives have taken place in middle or higher income communities, and many lower-income communities lack the resources or ability to make this commitment. Yet, individuals and small groups of people in communities around the world are...

Article on Not Quietly Quitting But Quietly Returning, Older Workers Are Changing Work And Retirement

For many, today’s retirement looks a lot like work. The difference? Work in their retirement years is now on their terms, not their employer’s or even on society’s expectations. Why are these retirees returning? For some, it is money worries and the threat of...

Article on new stages of life

This article in Plus50 (National South African Magazine) highlights the change in perceptions around adults later in life and the breaking of stereotypes

Dementia

‘Everything is allowed’: Vienna’s dementia-friendly concerts

“People are still receptive to music even in an advanced stage of dementia," said the concerts' moderator Veronika Mandl, "because it connects to different areas of the brain. "Music is memory, an emotion, a connection with different things," she said. Mandl did "a...

Marketing

Summary of Australian Home Care Reimagined by Epicor

Reimagining Care The simultaneous impacts felt by The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety and Covid-19, coupled with already evolving legislative and funding structures and a new profile of aged care clients, has presented a significant transformation....

Article on reframing aging through images

The way older people are portrayed matters. Previous research on framing and aging indicates that framing—the choices we make about what we say, how we say it, what we emphasize, and what we leave unsaid—can affect perceptions of aging and older people.2 In addition...

Article on Quiet Quitting

Quiet Quitting is a term which rose in popularity in 2022 and which will need to be addressed in the year ahead. Described by Hubspot as ‘completing your work responsibilities without going above and beyond. This looks like logging out at 5 p.m., not seeking...

Property

Article on Property Market Trends

This article highlights shifts in the general property trends which will affect our prospects selling a home. https://businesstech.co.za/news/property/642591/big-shift-in-south-africas-property-market/

General

Longevity and the new Journey of Retirement.

Retirement today is no longer a destination; it’s a new journey, a whole new chapter of life. With the gift of greater longevity, today’s retirees have more opportunity than ever to make the most of their years, activities, contributions, and relationships....

Tackling the abuse of older people.

Globally 1 in 6 people aged 60 years and older experience abuse in the community every year with potentially severe physical and mental health, financial, and social consequences. Rates of abuse in institutions are even higher. Yet, abuse of older people remains a low...

Hired at 65!

The latter half of our lives is said to be a time of getting things right. We spend our youth figuring out how to live so that we can spend our seasoned years enjoying life. And many people believe that a big part of enjoying life is finding purpose and knowing that...

Prepared for a new life stage?

Adulthood's new arc requires new concepts and new ideas. It matters how people think about the stages of human development. The way you think indeed shapes your expectations and experiences of life and ageing.

Forty-three Percent Say 40-Plus Old: Discrimination In The Work

What is considered old? Forty-three percent of those surveyed said 40-plus is old. Twenty-six percent said 50-plus is old. And 21% said 60-plus is old. So, if you are 50, with probably 15 or more years until retirement, 69% of the people you work with think you are...