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When a spouse retires: How a marriage needs to adapt

What happens in a marriage when one partner retires and the other doesn’t? Here’s advice on how to negotiate the inevitable changes to your relationship.

The power of connection: why keeping in touch is great for your health

The evidence is overwhelming: human beings need connectedness to thrive. We look at the science behind why being connected is so good for you.

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6 retirement living options in Australia

Building a home in the right community can be fulfilling. Here are some options for retirement housing in Australia, and how to best insure them.

‘At Hand’ with Five Good Friends

With older Australians especially vulnerable during the COVID-19 situation, we’re offering free welfare check-ins and remote monitoring services to eligible customers with our partners Five Good Friends.

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Bushfire protection: Reducing the risk to older homes

Most buildings in bushfire-prone areas are older homes. Find out what you can do to mitigate the impact of bushfire to your house.

A guide to downsizing your home

There are many reasons to downsize your home, including financial and lifestyle considerations. Planned well, downsizing could be a positive step in your retirement.

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Preserving memories: Converting your old photos and videos to digital

Losing your precious photos and videos in a fire or flood would be devastating. Converting them to digital means they’ll be safer, forever.

Rediscover past passions later in life. It’s never too late.

Had a real passion for something when you were younger but never had the chance to pursue it? It’s never too late to start. Here’s a little food for thought.

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Holiday Festive Food with Nada

Meet Nada, a proud member of the Iraqi community in Australia. Learn how she and her husband celebrate the festive season and try her favourite holiday recipe, Iraqi Biryani.

Holiday Festive Food with Helen (YiaYia)

Meet Helen, a proud member of the Greek community in Australia. Learn how she celebrates the festive season with family and try her favourite holiday recipe, Spanakopita.

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Find your life purpose through volunteering

We chat with Maree, a 73-year-old volunteer for Meals on Wheels Victoria, about her life-changing experiences with the charity.

Five sustainable swaps you can make right now

Here are our five simple swaps that will help to reduce your environmental impact. Introducing one (if not all) of these is a great way to start making a difference.

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Together, helping people to stay in the place they love

The Guide to Living Well is a useful resource that helps you to develop a plan for growing older well.

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Five Good Friends and Apia, together helping families plan for future care needs, through education, advice and support.

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