Issue 31: November 2013

 

   


Greetings

We are on a runway hurtling towards the festive season. If you are wondering what to buy your beloved children, grandchildren or family members, consider an “event” present (a day out at a place of interest), a restaurant voucher or a gift card towards an amazing holiday. Browse through the Discounts and Benefits section and source something that will be of interest to your loved ones.

On the subject of events, consider joining Evergreen Lifestyles for an evening of intrigue and suspense! Enjoy the riveting crime thriller Rope as well as a light meal and an après show drink with the cast – all for a mere R50 per person!

Giving is so rewarding! A hearty thanks to Bob Wood of African Battlefields for providing an awesome Seniors Pre-Christmas tour to two lucky YEI members! Click here to see the names of the winners.

You too could get lucky! Again, we feature several lovely competitions – not one, but two stays at Ndumu River Lodge on the Elephant Coast. Tickets to see Alison Moyet and tickets to the Cape Town Festival of Beer are also up for grabs as is a wonderful book for flower-lovers, hikers and mountain climbers.

We have two amazing new advertisers – welcome to Air Namibia – the first airline to advertise on the YEI website! Air Namibia are offering senior citizens a fantastic discount on certain routes – what a pleasure!

Welcome also to the V&A Waterfront who are celebrating senior citizens with their “Especially for you” seniors campaign. The V&A Waterfront highlight why it’s great to be 60+ and feature numerous retail and leisure options. On that note, see what Premier Helen Zille had to say about “The value of elders and their contribution to society” at a recent event.

Our mind is always on how we can save - Nedbank speaks about being bank savvy and saving on banking fees. And continuing the saving theme – we look at how you can reduce your energy consumption. Personal Trust discusses options after retirement . And while you are thinking about those options, consider a retirement village that ticks all the boxes. And if you are a member of the Sandwich Generation, there’s an article just for you.

If you are looking for something different to do this Christmas, consider Christmas in the Nuy Valley. Evergreen Excursions have limited availability on a fabulous five-day trip. Click here to find out more… And on the subject of Christmas, YEI members got together to wrap and pack gifts for the worthwhile initiative “Gifts for Grandparents” - what a fun morning we had.

Don’t forget to send in your finance questions. The Finance experts will respond to these queries – online – and at no cost!

Would you like an overview of the latest YEI discounts, savings, events, and great offers? If so, please click here.

And lastly – a bit of fun - if you are wondering how to muster up the motivation to start a fitness programme in the New Year, click here to take a look at a video that a YEI member sent us. We would love to hear your comments once you have watched this!!

Until next time...

Kind regards,
Marilyn and the YEI Team

 

Bank savvy and save on fees

 

   

You love your branch manager! You love the ease of online banking! But oh my word – what can we do about those bank charges…? Nedbank explores ways in which you can save money when it comes to bank charges.

 

What to do after retirement?

 

   

Is your retirement looming? Are you looking forward to your retirement years? Will you have the time to do all those things you previously never had time for? Are you ready?

 

Air Namibia – fabulous discount for senior citizens

 

   

Welcome to Air Namibia – the first airline to advertise on the YEI website. Air Namibia is offering a fabulous 20% discount to senior citizens – Ts and Cs apply.

   

V&A Waterfront – Especially for you – Seniors Campaign

 

   

The V&A Waterfront is celebrating its senior citizens this year with their “Especially for you” seniors campaign. Take a look at the numerous retail and leisure options on offer and see why the V&A Waterfront highlight why it’s great to be 60+!

   

Now that’s a cottage!

 

   

A retirement village that ticks all the boxes – tranquil, country living, small but not claustrophobic, secure with excellent healthcare facilities, charming cottages and available to buy or rent immediately.

   

“The value of elders and their contribution to society”

 

   

Premier Helen Zille: “When we look back on our lives, people tell us that our teenage years were the best years of our lives. It’s much much easier being over 60 than it is being 16!”.

   

Get Rope-d in at the Masque Theatre

 

   

Join Evergreen Lifestyles for an evening of intrigue and suspense! Enjoy the riveting crime thriller Rope as well as a light meal and an après show drink with the cast. Hurry and book now - all this for a mere R50 per person!

 

How to reduce your energy consumption

 

   

Even when we are bombarded with constant reminders about reducing our high usage of electricity, do we actually do anything about it? It’s time we changed our attitude towards energy consumption.

 

Wrap and pack morning for YEI members

 

   

It’s not too late to contribute to “Gift for Grandparents”. YEI members got together for a wrap and pack morning and had such a lot of fun while contributing to such a worthwhile initiative.

 

Can you afford to look after your parents?

 

   

Have you planned or budgeted for financially supporting your parents and adult children? Anil Jugmohan, an investment analyst at Nedgroup Investments provides tips on how to plan for this case scenario.

 

WIN: Two x 3-night stays at Ndumu River Lodge

 

   

Big 5 plus dolphins and whales! Tranquil lodgings! Indigenous bush! Abundant bird life! Doesn’t this whet your appetite? Don’t delay. Enter this awesome competition now – TWO prizes are up for grabs..!

 

WIN: Tickets to see Alison Moyet in concert in Cape Town

 

   

The inimitable and iconic diva, Alison Moyet, comes to South Africa for the first time in December. Enjoy a blast from the past when you watch the best of the bluesy voiced Alison Moyet and the hits of her Electro-Pop ‘80s band, Yazoo.

 

WIN: Common Wildflowers

 

   

Common Wildflowers of Table Mountain and Silvermine is a valuable and handy guide for flower-lovers, hikers and mountain climbers who wish to know more about the flowers they encounter on their outings.

 

WIN: Tickets to the Cape Town Festival of Beer!

 

   

The Mother City’s favourite festival of beer is heading back to its roots for the fourth edition of the one and oh-so-beery Cape Town Festival of Beer! Find out how you can win a ticket to Africa’s largest festival of beer…
Hurry, the deadline is 20 November!

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