As retirement approaches, I am spending more time at home.
Watching daytime TV is unbelievably depressing so much so that I really pity people who are housebound. In every single break between programmes we get adverts for funerals, life insurance, cancer charities, animal charities to name but a few.
This is not right and must be stopped, being elderly and frail can be depressing enough, People watch TV as a means of escape, they should not have to deal with constant reminders of their ill health and mortality.
Silversurfers should petition the government and powers that be in TV to stop this abuse of the elderly they deserve better than to be constantly reminded to save for their funerals.
I am thinking of returning home to the UK from abroad after 8 years, but there is a lot to consider, not least whether I will have enough income to live there. Just wondering whether anyone has any figures on what would be considered an adequate retirement income.
Hello, I’m new to this site and hope I have posted this correctly.
My husband and I are both retired and both in our 60s, we have 2 grown up children and 3 grandchildren living locally but we have always wanted to move to the seaside on the south coast, and the children are fully behind us, trouble is deciding where to go to, we are looking between Poole and Worthing, we know someone who lives in West Wittering but that is all so a completely new beginning for us.
We realise that we will have to join clubs and socialise to meet and make new friends and maybe even going to church. We are also considering getting another dog, we last had one 15 years ago, but would love another one.
Has anyone retired to Poole Bournemouth or Worthing and can give us some feedback about the area?
Hello, I couldn't find a thread on retirement homes so started a new one....
I am looking into retirement home purchase and the associated fees eg if the home is sold.
My questions are;
1. Have you recently purchased a retirement home and know about event fees/exit fees eg 1% needs to be paid when the property is re-sold? At what stage of the purchase were you made aware of these? Estate agents or solicitors?
2. What has your experience been of buying a retirement home and especially understanding the fees?
3. Were you given fee information in a clear format?
4. would you prefer the fee information in written format or access it electronically
5. Do you use the website Elderly Accommodation Counsel (EAC) to find advice and information on accommodation ? Thank you RSZara
I'm not convinced, been retired just over four years and I think there's something in the adage the less you do the less you want to do although I help around the house, shop, take the dog for a walk but to a certain extent there is a loss of status once you finish work, seems a slightly aimless time to me not withstanding a smashing family.
We are a homeless Social Enterprise based in Manchester. We are soon launching a Nationwide Community Hub based within lovely pubs. This initiative is currently kicking off in a lovely pub called the Cheshire Cheese, Shevington, Crewe. Here’s how it works... The pub designates a small area within the pub. This space is available to all our volunteers Mon-Fri. It’s a sort of mini ‘social club area’. We are trying to tackle the subject of social isolation and loneliness. These social clubs will be operated by our volunteers within these pubs. We have done lots of research and we have had an enormous response from other pubs that want to participate. One of the initiatives is a silver surfers morning or afternoon computer course, teaching people basic computer skills so they can eventually learn how to use a PC, Skype and generally allow them to gain a hobby. We are looking for silver surfers volunteers all over the UK to help us achieve this goal. Isolation and loneliness doesn’t just affect older people which is why we have set up this programme, a lot of our younger generation are suffering aswell.
If anyone wants to get involved please email me at info at HelpHomelessHeroes.com We don’t just do pc courses, we have loads of other classes as well. We are looking for volunteers and also people who want to join our committee to make a difference locally, in your community. Please get in touch or visit the HHH website
Hi, I plan on retiring to Spain this year and initially was looking at the Torrevieja area but have seen numerous articles about it being like a council estate full of tourists.
I'm not sure where to base my search initially but I don't speak Spanish and don't drive, also bringing my dog with me, so I'd need a area with ample walking, close to shops and where I could get by without speaking Spanish for the time being.
Also where I could buy a 1-2 bedroom property for £50,000, thanks in advance.