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 Issue 39: July 2014




This has got to be one of the coldest winters ever and we are wrapped up like Eskimos in the YEI office. Do you have any good tips on how to keep warm, that do not involve electricity?

We experienced a gremlin in the June newsletter. The link to the Run Walk For Life article was faulty. We have therefore included the link to this article again – please see below.

We highlight a few of our partners’ excellent offers and services:

  • Kagga Kamma in the Cederberg Mountains has an outstanding pensioner special (from June to September 2014 only) – their rates have been radically reduced in order to give pensioners the opportunity to enjoy this very special place. Please click here to read all about it.
  • Value My Stuff is a unique online valuation company – from antiques to arts to collectables. Definitely worth a look. Click here to find out much much more.
  • The Caledon Hotel’s latest offering – The Real Deal – has some very interesting add-ons.
  • Consider a trip with Elzette Minnaar Tours, the over-50 tour specialists, to see the spring flowers in Namaqualand, the charm and nostalgia of the West Coast and/or the magic of the Overberg.
  • Three exceptional retirement villages are “on show” on YEI at the moment. Take a look at Napier Retirement Village, Manor House in Paarl and Featherwood Hills Retirement Estate in Pretoria.

Whether you are looking for a bucket list cruise, need financial advice, want to check out the latest discounts in the YEI Discounts and Benefits Directory, would like to start up a debate or have your say, read about fabulous offers from our partners or just enjoy the articles on the many topics, YEI has it all for you. And don’t forget – if you have a business that offers a pensioner discount, list it on YEI via the FREE business listing option.

If you would like to stay on top of what is happening at YEI, then do “like” our Facebook page. And on that note, we are four “likes” off 2000, which will be a major milestone, so do share YEI with your family, friends and colleagues, and if you haven’t already “liked” the YEI Facebook page, then this is an invitation to do just that!

To end off on a light note, we would like to share with you a comical song/video about ageing.

Until the next time… Keep warm, keep happy! And keep your feedback coming – it is important to us. And remember, this is your site! We love to hear what you have enjoyed and what you would like to see more of!

Kind regards,
Marilyn and the YEI Team


 The high cost of education



Trust Officer Greg Nasson writes about education costs being on the rise, and why it’s time for parents AND grandparents to start saving towards tertiary education for their children/grandchildren.


 The Real Deal



The Real Deal is a unique and inexpensive way to experience The Caledon Resort in the Overberg at a steal of a price! You have a choice of a midweek or weekend Real Deal which comes with interesting added extras. Take a look...


 There’s only one rule – anything is possible!



Explore the world like never before! When booking that bucket list cruise with Cruises International, don’t forget to enquire about their reduced senior prices on selected sailings exclusively for guests who are 55 years of age and older!


 Explore the Overberg, Namaqualand & West Coast



Elzette Minnaar Tours, the South African tour operator who specialises in tours for the 50 plus age group feature their upcoming Overberg, Namaqualand and West Coast Tours.


 YEI in the media



More and more South African companies are offering retirees some form of financial relief – this is a critical development in an environment where 97% of South African retirees are battling to maintain a decent standard of living.


 ‘Second Career” – a reality for many retirees



The majority of South Africans are financially not ready to leave the world of work at the traditional retirement age of 60 or 65 and have to consider a “second career”.


 Super money-savers, great deals, special offers & events



YEI highlights all the super money savers, special offers and great deals that are currently on offer on the YEI website.


 Latest YEI discounts and benefits – June 2014



All the latest discounts and benefits on the YEI website are featured here.


 Investment & Retirement Expo



Early planning for retirement is critical. However, it’s better to start planning late than never at all. The Investment & Retirement Expo assists people of all ages to accomplish their financial, health, personal, family and retirement goals.





Take part in YEI competitions, and you could be a winner – there are some awesome prizes up for grabs! Click here to view the WIN page.

Our competitions this month include:

  • Tickets to Cirque Éloize iD, Johannesburg - click here
  • Tickets to the Gauteng Getaway Show - click here

Good luck!!


 Other interesting articles


  • A day in the life of a Run Walk For Life franchisee - read more...
  • Europe’s Top 10 travel destinations -

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