Ric and Peter: Can you guess who is the retiring type?

Coming to terms with retiring is still a work in progress for some, particularly men. Good friends Ric O’Shay and Peter Pitt have different perspectives...

Joys to be had in the gran scheme of things

Annabel Sharkey believes grandparenting is an important, but undervalued role in modern society. ‘I feel very lucky,’ she says. ‘For me, it’s a joy.’...

Lella's volunteering has her top of her pier group

Lella Cariddi says don’t wait to be invited to become a volunteer. ‘Be a catalyst and get involved …think of the difference your intervening can lead to.’...

Julia and Joseph tell of special bond carers create

Julia Block had to move house when her father’s health deteriorated, but says she got a lot of pleasure from making sure he had the ‘quality of life he deserved’...

Wonder woman Joyce Crawshaw still fighting fit at 96

Joyce takes an exercise class once a week at her local fitness centre. ‘The social aspect is ideal for people who don’t get out and about much,’ she says...

Ron and Joan's home-spun residential aged care advice

After 60 years on the road, this Edithvale couple has finally settled down to let others look after them. And they couldn’t be happier...