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Preparing for a Longer & Better Lives

Australians are living longer and while we are living longer, we need to live better too!

From health, finance, work and social life we could all improve from a little to a lot!

The positive changes we make now can help us maintain physical and mental health as we get older, have enough money to live the life we want when we stop working, have the skills to be able to work as long as we need (or want), and stay connected socially.

So how can you start making positive changes?

Here are just a few ways:

Be Active: This handy dandy little booklet is chock full of ideas and ways to be active and how to overcome excuses to not be active. It even includes an monthly activity planner for those who like to hold themselves accountable.

Eat Healthy: This government website has advice about the amount and kinds of foods that we need to eat for health and wellbeing.

Quit Smoking: While we will not shame anyone who has chosen to still smoke, if your new year target is to quit, you’ll find tools and information to help you get motivated to quit.

Work: Whether you Want A Job or need assistance in making decisions on a Job Outlook, there options to help you explore the next level in your career.

Finance: No matter the question you have regarding your finances, MoneySmart by ASIC has resources and calculators to assist you to get more bang for your buck.

Social Life: Get active in your community by finding a charity that supports your passions with GoVolunteer or connect with other Carers to find support in your area.

Just because we’re ageing, doesn’t mean we have to go down quietly!


Any advice contained in this article is general in nature and does not take account of your particular objectives, personal circumstances or needs. If in doubt about your own situation you should seek appropriate advice.

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