Planning ahead for the latter stages of your life is critical for ensuring what’s important to you can be put in place if you ever end up unable to make your own decisions due to illness or injury.
To get you started, it is recommended all adults create an:
Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) for: 1) your property and 2) personal care and welfare. An EPA is a legal document to protect you and your assets, by appointing people you trust to be your attorney/s and make decisions on your behalf if you are unable to do this.
Advance Care Plan (ACP) so that the important people in your life and your GP know what care you would want or not want during the final stages of your life. Completing this plan makes it easier for those caring for you, particularly if you are unable to communicate your wishes to them.
Contact Third Age Solutions if you need assistance to get these plans in place for you or your loved one. Alternatively, you can speak with your lawyer about EPAs and your health team about an ACP.
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It’s a time for fine-tuning your skills and pushing the boundaries, catching up with your mates and heading off on new adventures at the drop of a hat! No, we’re not talking about your 20s, we’re talking about your retirement.
Ross’ retirement saw the beginning of his musical journey where his passion quickly evolved from making music, to crafting guitars. It all started when Ross and some mates joined a music group where the camaraderie and togetherness were just as important as the music.
Living in a Ryman village, Ross can continue living life to the full in his retirement because they are places where you don’t retire from life, you find a new way to live .
This week we feature a cat called Simba. Who belongs to Dean Cooper from Masterton.
"Simba is around 27 years old and although starting to loose weight, is still going strong!
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