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Holidays With Ageing Parents

Holidays With Ageing Parents

December 9, 2014
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The Christmas holidays are fast approaching, and that means gathering the family together for some Christmas cheer. Let’s be frank, however, and face the fact that for many families the Christmas get together can be a difficult and stressful period if ageing parents are becoming noticeably lonely […]

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Mediation: Finding A Way To Resolve Family Conflicts

Mediation: Finding A Way To Resolve Family Conflicts

November 5, 2014
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Even the closest of sibling relationships can fall to pieces over issues relating to aged care of parents. If you and your family members find yourselves embroiled in conflict over such issues, the best recourse is mediation. An expert mediator can guide you through the available choices calmly […]

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'Hell' Has Many Meanings For Hoarders

‘Hell’ Has Many Meanings For Hoarders

October 2, 2014
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The elderly often love to surround themselves at home with a lifetime of photographs and mementos that evoke happy memories. Of course, there is no harm in this, unless the clutter is accumulating alarmingly and there are signs your elderly parent or relative could be suffering from hoarding […]

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Don’t Let Complex Contracts Scare You Away From Retirement Village Living

Don’t Let Complex Contracts Scare You Away From Retirement Village Living

September 8, 2014
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Retirement Villages have been in the firing line of late, with recent media focus on what many might consider unconscionable fees charged to residents and the complexity of contracts that could bamboozle even the sharpest of seniors.

The ABCS’s Alan Kohler weighed into the debate, while the […]

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Does Fear of Change Stop You in Your Tracks?

Does Fear of Change Stop You in Your Tracks?

July 30, 2014
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I’d like to tell you about two widows in their seventies, who have been best of friends for many years. Joan recently moved into a retirement village; Valerie still lives in her home of 40 years.

Soon after Joan settled into her new apartment, the retirement village […]

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How To Avoid Potential Pitfalls Accessing Equity In Your Home

How To Avoid Potential Pitfalls Accessing Equity In Your Home

July 23, 2014
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This week, our guest Craig Hall from the National Information Centre on Retirement Investments continues his advice on equity release options for seniors. NICRI is a wonderful source of information, tools and calculators to help you make informed investment decisions for comfortable living in retirement.

In his second […]

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