Volunteering - how was it for you?
2 Posts Last Activity 28/01/2018
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How do older volunteers feel? Hello all. I'm doing some work with some of my local voluntary organisations to help them better engage with older volunteers, being one myself I know a bit how we older people may feel when contemplating volunteering, but I am interested in how you felt? What made or would make you decide to volunteer? How would you go about picking an organisation to volunteer with? What would be a barrier to volunteering for you? What would put you off or worry you about volunteering? What would you hope to get out of it? What do you think you could bring to the organisation? Anything else you want to have a say about volunteering. Lots of questions I know but if any of you could answer a few or all them I'd be really grateful. The organisations I'm working with really want to get it right so here's your chance to make sure they do. We will hopefully roll out our programme to other organisations around the country to make sure us potential older volunteers are having our say. Many thanks.
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Pension
1 Posts Last Activity 21/01/2018
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Could someone tell me please when I can expect money from my old age pension to be put into my account? I am entitled from July 6th 2018. I know I have to apply for it 4 months before. Does that mean that for the month of July I will have a lesser amount. It not being a full month?
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Retiring to Madeira
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We are looking to move to Madeira shortly. Have any members had any experience of life there as an expat? We are experienced travellers, adventurous and have lived in Italy for 13 years and two years in Thailand. Info very welcome particularly with regard to health care and local facilities. We have no worries about language as we have always managed even in places where noone speaks English. I remember one hilarous evening with a bottle of Glen Morangie, a bottle of vodka and a Russian English dictionary! Charades was never so much fun.
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Static Caravan Site
12 Posts Last Activity 14/08/2017
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I'm Thinking of Moving to a Static Caravan site to live there all Year round. Has anybody got any experience of this and what are the pro and cons on Caravan Living? Thank you for any answers..
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Equity Release
10 Posts Last Activity 05/01/2018
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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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Where is everyone retiring to?
4 Posts Last Activity 29/05/2017
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We've been researching where to retire, and it gets confusing. I was wondering where others have found to be the best place to retire? Safe, inexpensive, low cost of living, close healthcare facilities.
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Any members of WASPI?
1 Posts Last Activity 13/03/2017
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Hi I would be interested to see if there are any members of WASPI around the forum? Especially any brave ladies who went to demonstrate in london last week?
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Could a group of us buy and share a large property together?
8 Posts Last Activity 18/08/2017
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I just watched an interesting documentary called Minimalism. You can watch it by going to theminimalist.com and clicking on the link at the top. As I am already running a course called 'Make Yourself Happier, I found it interesting, particularly the part where it talks about living smaller. Loneliness is almost an epidemic in our age group, and I wanted to explore people's ideas about how we can live a more social/community based life. It is quite possible I will find myself alone in the future, and I certainly would not want to live an isolated life. Here's one thought to start the discussion. Suppose several of us decided to sell our properties and buy a much larger property together. Could it work?
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Retiring to Norfolk - best place to live?
15 Posts Last Activity 10/03/2017
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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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Retired, with teenager at home
5 Posts Last Activity 04/12/2017
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I retired at a relatively young age, primarily from burn-out with job and was fortunate enough to have saved money to live off of real estate investments. I take care of our teenage son on a daily basis and my wife works full-time. My issue is what to do with the long days. I love the outdoors, but live in a large metropolitan, suburban area in the cold weather climate. Our dog is the best walked dog in the neighborhood. I used to love to ski, but now am not fond of the cold. My desire is to travel and see new places, but I can't travel yet. I read a lot, but need more. Tried painting, found it to be tedious. Most people my age work. Anyone else with similar experience?
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