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 Issue 40: August 2014




A hearty welcome to:

  • Mango Airlines - choose to travel on Tuesday and Wednesday – and save! Click here.
  • Game - don’t miss their Senior Citizen’s discount every Wednesday in-store. Find out how to apply for the Game Senior Citizen card here.
  • Mediclinic Senior who offer some great services, such as a 24-hour Helpline where a nursing practitioner will answer your health related questions, Health Screening Clinics etc. To register free of charge on the Mediclinic Senior Programme, click here.

Whether you need a finance question answered, are looking for a retirement village in the Western Cape or in Gauteng, or an online valuation company, YEI has it all for you. Check out the latest discounts in the YEI Discounts and Benefits Directory here. And on the topic of discounts, take a look at Cruises International spectacular offer (only available till 15 September 2014), Kagga Kamma’s ultra-special offer to pensioners and The unique Real Deal from the Caledon Hotel.

YEI is abuzz with happenings, stories, questions, suggestions and comments of a diverse nature. We would like to share a few of these with you - for your interest, comment or help –

  • Lots of lucky YEI readers, together with their children and grandchildren, enjoyed the opening of Disney On Ice at GrandWest’s Arena Theatre.
  • A YEI reader would love to hear about the good ‘ol days – can anyone oblige?
  • We regularly hear from pensioners who are battling financially – are you able to assist YEI with the names of organizations who assist government pensioners with accommodation?
  • Looking for a job as a House Mother and Housekeeping Supervisor? Then please click here.
  • Sadly, retrenchment is rife in this country. One of our most-read articles to date has been “Retrenchment benefits and packages in South Africa” – click here to read the article.

Varied topics can be seen in Readers Posts from “Social Ballroom and Latin Dancing evenings ” to “Knitting Machines and Knitters needed for project” - all worth a read and response. If you would like to be part of the YEI conversation, or would like to guest-write an article for YEI or contribute a story or an idea for an article, do email us. We would love to hear from you. Which is exactly what a YEI reader did – have a chuckle at this story!

In July, we requested that you help YEI reach a major milestone of topping 2000 “likes” on the YEI Facebook page. Well, we achieved our goal – a big thank you - to you, the YEI readers! Our next goal is 3000 “likes”! Keep on “liking”!

And lastly, don’t forget to list your company on YEI via the FREE business listing option.

That’s a wrap for August! Happy Women’s month! Until September..

Kind regards,
Marilyn and the YEI Team


 Retirement Annuity contribution changes - 1 March 2014



Government and Treasury are reforming the retirement industry in South Africa. Loren Le Roux looks at the implications of forthcoming tax changes.


 Mango rewards senior citizens



Choose to travel on Tuesday and Wednesday, and save!


 Grant for Older Persons – all you need to know



YEI has received the latest version of the SASSA You & Your Grant booklet which is a comprehensive beneficiary education tool that explains the different types of social grants, the qualifying requirements and much more…


 A new lease of life in Napier



Have you considered what kind of lifestyle you want when you retire? This article will enable you to make an informed decision as to whether Napier, a village that is fast moving up the chart of aspirational places to move to, is worth a serious look.


 Featherwood Hills Retirement Estate launches new phase



If you are looking to retire in Gauteng, you may wish to consider Featherwood Hills – a premier retirement estate in the vicinity of Pretoria, which offers you a richly enjoyable lifestyle in a safe environment.


 How does the latest interest rate hike affect retirees?



The South African Reserve Bank recently raised interest rates by 0.25%. How does this affect retirees?


 Grey gappers take the plunge



The terminology “gap year” is starting to take on a different kind of meaning for mid-lifers. Leaving the monotony of daily life, grey gappers are planning early-retirement adventures or short or long work sabbaticals.


 Latest YEI deals and special offers – August 2014



YEI highlights the latest discounts and benefits, super money savers, special offers and great deals that have come on board during August 2014.


 Celebrating 50 years of hits with Suzi Quatro



The unstoppable Queen of Rock, Suzi Quatro celebrates her fiftieth anniversary tour in South Africa with exclusive performances at Emperors Palace, The BoardWalk Casino, Port Elizabeth and The Liquifruit Amphitheatre in October 2014. Watch this space!!


 Don’t miss out on pensioner savings with Game



Diarize Wednesday’s - Senior Citizens Day in all GAME South Africa stores. Find out how you can apply for a Senior Citizens Discount Card at GAME.





There are some awesome prizes up for grabs this month! Click here to view the WIN page. Please note the tight deadlines for these competitions.

Our competitions this month include:

  • Tickets to Il Viaggio A Reims – Baxter Theatre, Rondebosch - click here
  • Tickets to the Gauteng Getaway Show - click here
  • Tickets to International Star Violinist, Pinchas Zukerman - click here

Good luck!!


 Other interesting articles


  • Baby Boomers’ retirement concerns – lessons to be learned - read more...
  • Is marketing to seniors on your radar? - read more...
  • Learn How to “Live. Plan. Play.” at the Expo That Has It All and Does It All - read more...

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