Morning all! I have recently retired, and my husband is due to retire soon. I'm 61, hubby is a bit younger. We are considering retiring to Norfolk, a place we have visited many times and really love. Looking at all the factors to take into account: health-care, activities for older people etc, it's a bit of a minefield. Can any of you lovely people recommend anywhere that's good for our age-group? Thank you in anticipation!
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I thought after I retired last year that I would find myself something to do that would take me out of home and meet up with people. As we all know it is difficult to find such a thing with the pandemic all around us.My wife passed away in 2019 and I don't have much in the way of family near where I live in semi-rural Lancashire.I believe I have had an interesting life. I did many jobs when I was younger until I settled on social work and qualified for this after some non-qualified, but nevertheless interesting, work in social care. I moved over to working in adult education after a time which enabled me to travel around the north-west. I miss the journeys I used to take with my late wife. We went around the UK finding out-of-the-way places to walk, enjoy the scenery and observe the wildlife.I always find things to do as I don't like just sitting around. I have brought my garden up to the standards that my late wife always used to. I like walking (although I can't get as far as I used to) and my hobbies include photography. I don't feel lonely as such but I do miss the companionship and realise that we never make as much of this as we should.I wold like to communicate with like minded people.
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Very new to this site. Hope everyone is safe & well! I’m 50 and and rapidly approaching retirement within the next 12 months.Anyone else find retiring stressful? Work is such a huge part of my life and while I’m grateful for such a wonderful career- it’s time for me.There is so much I want to see & do. Any tips!
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Hi. I'm Ali and I'm 65.I live in Norwich but planning to move to Bristol later in the year to be closer to my only Son.I have nobody left where I am since my Dad and Step mum passed away over the past 3 years. A dear old gentleman that I cared for passed away in January this year and I finish my employment within the next couple if months, so pretty much feeling alone.I'm scared at the thought of moving but desperately need to be closer to my Son as he has health issues. I'm really looking to chat to anyone that can help me boost my confidence in taking this next step in my life.My work colleagues have tried to assure me that everything will be fine! They mean well but doesn't stop me being scared at looking for a new house to rent and all that goes with a life changing move.Any words of wisdom out there as to how I stay cool, calm and collected?
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Hi - I just wondered if anyone had tried Equity Release and if so, what did you think about it. Thanks.
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Hubby and I came to Cyprus 5yrs ago.Love it here so relaxing with plenty to do not enough hours in the day!
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Hello, I'm looking for advice and possible options. My mother and father in law are selling there house in Kent and moving to Cornwall to retire and be closer to family. We are really stuck with what they should do, mid 50's and mid 60's Do they, rent, buy, or buy a lodge/caravan on a residential site. Its such a big move and dont want to put money into something that might possibly be the wrong decision so would like some positive advice. Thanks
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My wife lost her dividends due to the ex-date being after and before the institutions (transfer agent/bank) sent/received them. Does the trust company have them? How do I find out?
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I've just turned 69. I detest the town I live in now. Am I too old to relocate to St Mary's GA? I was convinced until a few days ago, but I'm having second thoughts now. If I move there will be so much more to do. I really detest where I live now. I'm a single man, with no children. Should I move or stay where I know and hate.Your feedback and comments much appreciated. Michael 123
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