November 24, 2019

Increased house prices and reasonable superannuation balances can mean that some older people are in a good financial position. This can lead to family members feeling a sense of entitlement, with some people referring to it as inheritance impatience.

Elderly Australian...

November 14, 2019

If you have fortunate life, a life of abundance, love, and happiness, good health and perhaps even grandchildren you will live to an average age of 84.7 for men and 87.3 years old for women according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

So when should you start think...

November 8, 2019

I (naively) thought for many years that if I was a good person nothing bad would ever happen to me or the people I care about.

Of course, bad things do happen. We lose jobs, we get sick, we fight, we divorce and we die.

Then I tried disconnecting. I figured if I withdrew...

October 20, 2019

Change is on my mind. It's swirling around me, you, us and we just launched our latest campaign Change doesn't have to suck at Mirus Australia. It's our response to the significant changes in the Australian Aged Care industry and our role in supporting where we can, wi...

October 7, 2019

I'm bringin' sexy back (yeah)

Them other boys don't know how to act (yeah)

I think it's special, what's behind your back (yeah)

So turn around and I'll pick up the slack (yeah)

Justin Timberlake, Sexy Back, 2006

Superannuation in Australia encourages people to accumulate fu...

October 3, 2019

I've been thinking about time this week.

It started with a trip to the Physiotherapist. My homework consists of completing 2 exercises every night for 2 minutes each. A repetitive exercise for 2 minutes seems to last forever!

Two minutes during a busy day will disappear...

September 29, 2019

I popped on my high heels and lipstick and met up with girlfriends for dinner and a drag show.

He appeared on the stage, well over 180 cm tall (or 6 feet), with a bushy beard and big shoulders.

"Hi everybody, I feel like a really large man, squeezed into a really small w...

September 29, 2019

Once upon a time, a girl named Cinderella lived with her stepmother and two stepsisters. Poor Cinderella had to work hard all day long so the others could rest. It was she who had to wake up each morning when it was still dark and cold to start the fire.

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September 29, 2019

Public Service Announcement:

We run our own businesses, we have responsible careers, we manage kids, partners, dogs, and elderly parents, we stay curious and invest our time and money in education, we dream big and work hard, we help our neighbours, volunteer in our com...

January 22, 2018

There are subjects to be discussed, which are complex, challenging and frankly make you feel a little icky. Doesn't mean we shouldn't. I am reading reports, stories, research and statistics about abuse. Elder abuse.

(I didn't really know my father, but my mum, well she...

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