Positive ageing is not just a term - it’s a lifestyle
THE Douglas Shire Seniors Inc was formed to fill a need in the senior community.
But let’s think about the whole concept of ageing.
A verse from the book Retired - But Still Serving sums it up - For some, its years since they retired And still their life is very full. But maybe we should say “fulfilled” For otherwise it would be dull. Time has now come when we see that it is important to bring a “new outlook” on this whole area of ageing.
The aim is to realise the goal of creating communities that welcome ageing through collaborative association with older Australians in appropriate research and development in plan for future needs.
This can be done by promoting and facilitating information, training and social events for all retirees, utilising the time skills and energy of individual members in achieving goals and participating in local and national projects and engage with them.
This maybe a time to think of the groups of people and individuals in this ageing area such as pensioners renting or owning their own homes, self-funded retirees, members of community groups and residents of aged care villages.
Looking at these people we could put them into four groups - the battlers who take life as it comes, the self-sufficient pensioners who own their own homes, the self-funded retirees and still working business people of the same age.
What is positive ageing all about? Total retirement is bad for your health, says Jill Weeks, author of 21 Ways to Retire.
People underestimate the value of work and its role in contributing to a person’s health and wellbeing.
If you are interested then give James a call on 4098 5335 or John on 4054 3250.