Love is in the air, and all of a sudden we're feeling just a tad romantic in the Fun Over Fifty office. Around here we have a soft spot for romance and look forward to February being celebrated as the month of romance! We think that celebrating love in all its forms is well worth it. Each year 45% of Australians over the age of 50 celebrate Valentine's Day, Here's our list of the best places to go to inspire love, rekindle love, remember love or just be in love.
As we rapidly approach Australia Day, there are no doubt many plans in the making for gatherings across the country.... BBQ's, pavlovas, backyard cricket, games of two up, coldies...the list goes on. Here's our list of the very best festivals across this great nation. Each of them contributing to what makes Australia truly great. Get ready to discover a little bit of Australiana as we head towards January 26th..
As we slide toward the end of 2017, many of us will be mulling over our New Year's resolutions and deciding how to 'better' ourselves in 2018. Maybe this year, instead of thinking of the things we should be giving up, quitting or fixing, we should be concentrating on what we would like to add to our lives instead. Maybe the things that improve our outlook on life, challenge us mentally and physically, and are good for our health should be at the top of our lists.
As the festive season rapidly approaches many of you will be getting ready to pack your bags and set off on holiday over the Christmas period. Each year more and more of the over 50's market are leaving home to celebrate Christmas somewhere else. From joining family or friends in their homes, to a flop and drop getaway, to coach touring to see as much as possible and meet new people - there are so many ways to travel and celebrate Christmas in Australia.
The benefits of social media are closely related to the good old school benefits of being simply social. For years studies have shown that being social leads to decreased loneliness as well as increased mental and physical well being. An active social life can boost your immune system, lower blood pressure and reduce the symptoms of depression. And as we age the perks of a sharper mind, sense of belonging and being connected to the world around us really cannot be underrated.
Luxury travel has often been associated with high end hotels and exclusive destinations. But more often than not mature travellers cite luxurious experiences as those that have the greatest imprint on their travel memories. Travelling with fewer passengers, indulging in a moment of serenity in a beautiful location or discovering wide open spaces. The simple things are the luxuries we seek when travelling.
Here in the Fun Over Fifty office some of us know very little about horse racing, some of us are avid riders and know our 'Paints' from our 'Mustangs'. Regardless, we all agree that we love the spectacle and fanfare of Melbourne's signature racing event. We dress up, we have a flutter and we barrack for horses that many of us have never heard of until the yearly Spring Carnival comes around. Each year 'the race that stops a nation' has us on the edge of our seats.