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 Issue 35: March 2014




What’s new and interesting at YEI this month?

Dreaming of retiring to the countryside? If so, please click on the Napier Retirement Village banner on the YEI homepage.

Physiotherapy @ Home offers you, your friends and family members home-based post-hospital or ongoing rehabilitation services.

Another fabulous outing with Evergreen Lifestyles – enjoy a great morning plus lunch in the company of a well-known gardening and landscaping expert.

Join Mediclinic Senior on a revitalising and indulgent luxury retreat at a five-star Lodge & Spa!

The Independent Lifestyle Company is recruiting – if you have the requisite skills as a Customer Services Specialist, then this might be right up your street.

Multichoice appear to be open to suggested viable options when it comes to providing a reduced rate to pensioners on Multichoice packages. Join the debate here.

Find out how you can save by browsing through the YEI Discounts and Benefits directory. Some of our new advertisers include: Spur Steak Ranches, Compass Bakery, Morgan Bay Hotel, Amanzimtoti Beach Rest, Ruby River Resort etc.

Don’t forget Tsogo Sun’s wonderful Durban Getaway offer – available till 31 March 2014. A 50% discount for the over-63s. Interested? Then click on the Tsogo Sun banner on the YEI homepage to find out more.

Is your financial wellbeing a top priority? Find out what Personal Trust can offer you.

Run/Walk for Life - click here to see what franchises are currently available at no cost to YEI members.

Planning your next holiday? Whether it’s an over-55s reduced-price cruise, flights for senior citizens at a 20% discount, or car hire offering YEI members preferential rates – then check it out on the YEI website!

That’s it for now - until next month...

Kind regards,
Marilyn and the YEI Team


 Are your children on track to financial freedom?



It’s never too late to give one of the biggest gifts you can give your children and/or grandchildren - sound financial advice. Saving for retirement from a young age pays such big dividends


 How the budget will affect retirees



Although the 2014/2015 budget was fairly uneventful, Personal Trust looks at two significant changes in medical aid claims and the tax free portion on lump sum payments.


 A very special gardening morning for Capetonians



Evergreen Lifestyles invites you to a wonderful morning, where a well-known gardening and landscaping expert will talk about “preparing your garden for a blaze of winter colour”. Buffet lunch included.


 An invitation from Mediclinic Senior to a luxury retreat



How does a luxury retreat at a five-star Lodge & Spa in Muldersdrift, Johannesburg sound? Guaranteed to revitalise, pamper and indulge!


 Q&A with a senior entrepreneur



A senior entrepreneur gives advice to up-and-coming mid-lifers who are considering the entrepreneurship route. The Three P’s. Plan it. Prove the idea is feasible. Take the Plunge only once you have worked out all the details.


 Cash-strapped? How can we save on the food front?



Let’s look at realistic and creative ways in which we can cull our food bill and stretch that ever-decreasing household budget. Check out our “pick of the month” food retailers...


 The Call – a short film on Dementia



The Call – a 4 minute, but powerful and emotive movie that has been made to spearhead a global campaign for those who are involved in researching, supporting and caring for those affected by Dementia. Please share this with your family, friends and community.


 Love your nuts!



Torsten Koehler is a testicular cancer survivor and author of the book “Love your Nuts – Testicular Cancer touched my life” – a great article that could benefit you, your sons and grandsons.


 WIN: 2-night stay at T’Niqua Stable Inn in Plettenberg Bay



Would you like to win a wonderful beach and bush experience while staying in a tranquil farm environment? Here’s your chance to win a great prize which includes a 2-night stay for 2 people plus breakfast. Valued at R1500!


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