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Grinding to a Halt

What actually constitutes retirement? To a large degree the definition would differ from being a single reality, because it is basically a dream in most people’s heads and means different things to different people. The commonality would be that we all think we know...

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The down-side financial reality faced by Pensioners

Times change is a well-worn cliché that is very often becomes tragically real all of a sudden to people that have reached the depths of having finally having to face the fact that their dignity is impaired by financial realities outside of their control. Fact of the...

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Launch of the ALCATEL ONE TOUCH 2000

The ALCATEL ONE TOUCH 2000 has arrived! Launched in Capetown on Friday the 21 February, this nifty device is a feature phone optimized and designed for senior people. The phone is designed to be easy to use and effortless to handle thanks to its large keyboard that...

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Do you know enough about your medication?

Mary Poppins tunefully suggested that “A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down…” but unfortunately the cure can sometimes be worse than the disease itself.  It is estimated that 3 to 5% of hospital admissions in the USA are due to adverse side effects resulting...

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The paradox of our time in history

As an inspirational start to 2014, below is an essay written by Dr Robert Moorehead, a former pastor of Seattle's Overlake Christian Church. The essay appears in 'Words Aptly Spoken,' Dr Moorehead's 1995 collection of prayers, homilies, and monologues used in his...

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Spend Wisely campaign

The government is currently running a Spend Wisely campaign and have asked for information to be distributed widely. Do you have any ‘spend wisely’ tips particularly for senior citizens? Let us know in the comments below. No matter how little or how much money you...

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SAARP technology survey

SAARP is conducting a survey on the use of technology amongst its members. Please take just a couple of minutes to let us know about your technology ownership and usage. This survey is now disabled as the time for response has expired.

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Intestate Succession

INTRODUCTION Whenever a deceased person leaves assets which has not been disposed of by a valid will, it must be distributed, if the estate is solvent, according to the relevant laws of intestate succession. A person may die partly testate and partly intestate, as for...

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Help save the Karoo

The Karoo is a very special place. It is one of the world’s most fascinating and unique habitats, offering a wealth of mineral-rich soils, geological and archaeological history and a wide diversity of plant and animal life. It is also one of South Africa’s major areas...

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