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Change to Super’n & Pension

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Changes to superannuation and pension rules from 1st July 2017, and South Australians reaching retirement age could be left thousands of dollars out of pocket. Video courtesy of #9News | http://9News.com.au

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Pensioner property sell-off

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Pensioner property sell-off A new downsizing plan to move retirees out of their homes so young families can have a shot at the great Australian dream – as seen on ‘A Current Affair’ 20th April 2017.

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15,000 seniors are homeless

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Homelessness Australia estimates there’s 2,000 Australians over the age of 75 sleeping rough on any given night. Many of them widows. We are a nation obsessed with youth. The plight of first home buyers is dominating the housing affordability debate. As Scott Morrison drip feeds us budget lifebuoys for childless 20-something couples still living at […]

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More choice: aged care at home

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New measures come into force next week, giving older people greater choice in their in-home aged care. From Monday, 27 February, consumers will be able to change aged care providers if they wish, or if they move to another area to live. Read the article here

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Downsize: Stamp Duty Cut WA

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A re-elected WA Liberal Government will make housing for seniors more affordable, provide more support for people seeking advice and deliver more housing options. Premier Colin Barnett said the centrepiece of the reform package was a seniors stamp duty concession of up to $15,000 for new and established homes up to the value of $750,000, […]

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Pensioners need help to downsize

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A more targeted change to the age pension asset test would enable senior Australians to downsize and extend their independence, without being financially penalised, says the Property Council of Australia. Instead of including the value of the home in the age pension asset test, which would jeopardise the regular income of thousands of pensioners, the […]

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5 Home Design Needs for Seniors

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The number of home buyers ages 55 and older is expected to grow expediently over the next decade, and builders across the country should be ramping up! How to support the industry’s efforts to cater to this segment of the market. Derek Patterson, president of Housing Design Matters in Jacksonville, Fla., offered ideas of how to […]

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4 Qualities of Interesting People

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Have you been out of the workforce for a few years? If you’re thinking of re-entering the workforce there are few things you may need to take into account to help you propel yourself above the competition. Here are some characteristics you may want to focus more on projecting so that others will find you […]

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Cycling program for Canberrans

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Cycling program to keep older Canberrans active Seniors living in Canberra are being urged to stay active and to develop their social connections as part of the Cycling Without Age program. Click the link below to read this interesting article; http://www.nationalseniors.com.au/be-informed/news-articles/cycling-program-keep-older-canberrans-active

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Hot weather and heat stress

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Thinking about hot weather can give you heat stress as this article reports. With summer officially underway and the weather heating up, researchers in the Northern Territory have found that just thinking about the heat can be stressful. Click the link below to read the full article; http://www.nationalseniors.com.au/be-informed/news-articles/thinking-about-hot-weather-can-give-you-heat-stress

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