Inspiration on how to fill my retirement!
2 Posts Last Activity 21/01/2019
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Hi , just thought I’d introduce myself. I am mid-seventies, quite fit and reasonably active. I swim three times a week. I love holidays. I travel abroad two or three times a year and have been known to travel alone if my daughter doesn’t want to one with me. I love writing letters and hearing how other people fill their days. I didn’t retire until I was 74 and have been getting steadily bored since then. Need another interest really but I’m not the knitting type. Help! I need ideas
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Relocating to the seaside
5 Posts Last Activity 14/01/2019
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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?
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Retirement Homes & Fees
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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
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Retirement - So what's it like?
10 Posts Last Activity 18/10/2018
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Seems everyone I know is retiring and there's me, thinking about it but .... so what's it like, this retirement lark?
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Get away from the British winter - any ideas?
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Thinking of renting somewhere long term abroad over the winter. Any ideas/tips? Ideally would prefer a country eg France/Spain instead of being stuck on one island.
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Is retirement all that great?
7 Posts Last Activity 29/05/2018
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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.
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Volunteers wanted for silver surfers community hubs Nationwide
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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
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Advice on where to retire to Spain - not cold but not roasting
4 Posts Last Activity 28/12/2018
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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.
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To retire or not at 55?
1 Posts Last Activity 23/08/2018
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Hi I am 54 and aiming to retire at 55. Would like to hear from people who retired early and if on hindsight, was the right thing to do! Many thanks !
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Period or Modern? which home is right for you article
2 Posts Last Activity 01/03/2018
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Hi everyone, I was looking at this article on Silversurfers and was wondering what your thoughts were on this? https://www.silversurfers.com/property/retirement-living/period-modern-home-right/ I've looked at the Harefield Place website and saw that it was going to be completed during Spring this year! It looks like a great investment and was also wondering who else was interested? Dave
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