Wildflowers bloom in profusion in the bush in the Western Australian spring. They start late in winter in the warmer, northern parts of the state and sweep south, region-by-region.
The Probus Club Charter promises ‘Fun, Friendship, Fellowship and Intellectual stimulation’. The Karrinyup and North Beach Probus Club provided plenty of all four last week.
Over 65 and Australian society calls us old, even though people now in their fifties must work until 67 before they can receive an age pension.
West Coast Eagles stole my heart over twenty-five years ago and I am hooked . In the years since I started writing this blog, I’ve kept my secret, but now it’s time to tell.
The financial aspect of retirement housing dominated the ‘Your Money’ section of today’s The West Australian. The articles suggested that seniors should weigh up, seriously, the advantages of moving into park homes and retirement villages.
Pamela Lynch is one amazing woman. She completed a PhD in Classics and Ancient History when she was 55. A few months before her sixtieth birthday, she trekked to the Everest Base Camp in the Himalayas.
The concept of a charmed life came to me serendipitously when, many years ago, I picked up Victoria Moran’s little book, Creating a Charmed Life, on the counter of a bookshop.
A birthday present, like all gifts, can be inspired. And in turn it can inspire. Gifts of experiences can be enjoyed, remembered and savoured for years.
Domestic bliss brings to mind images of joyful household harmony. Of living happily with one’s lover. Being best friends. Enjoying each other’s company. Going on dates and holidays. Sharing the washing, cooking, cleaning. Images of aprons (his and hers) behind the kitchen door. Domestic bliss provides an image of happily shared activity.
Elder abuse is never OK. June is recognised world-wide as Elder Abuse Awareness Month. And 15th June was World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. I am passionate about defending human rights and preventing all forms of abuse. I am especially passionate about defending the rights of older people.