Wednesday, August 17, 2011

All my friend are getting Seniors Cards

To be eligible, you must be a New South Wales permanent resident, aged 60 or over and work no more than 20 hours a week in paid employment.

See this website for the application form options:
seniorscard.nsw.gov.au/about/aboutseniorscard.asp

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Advance care directives - a briefing

Can you choose the way you die by writing an advance care directive?
By doing this you appoint someone to make the medical decisions when you can't.
The focus is to make your wishes clear, to tell someone about them, and importantly to do it while you are clearly competent.

But first get the background by listening to this podcast:
Who decides how we die?
abc.net.au/rn/backgroundbriefing/stories/2011/3238493.htm

Sometimes called
‘advanced health care directive’
"advance" or "advanced" it is still a directive that is made well in advance of the need for it.
It's a Living Thing
luchettilawyers.com.au/..ItsaLivingThing.aspx

and
wills-probate.blogspot.com/2009/11/advance-care-directive.html

Friday, April 1, 2011

Aging Successfully

a book by George Lawton (Author) Hardcover
Publisher: Columbia University Press (1946), yes 1946
ISBN-10: 0231015364
ISBN-13: 978-0231015363

How to grow old is the master work of wisdom, and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living..- Amiel

Chapters:
So you want to live long
A woman grows older,
Jobs after fifty,
Love at maturity,
Can age and youth be friends?,
A philosophy for maturity.
..and our favorite:
To invite trouble after fifty

See the review:
pep-web.org/document.php?id=paq.016.0117a

and
These findings that provide encouraging evidence that disability prior to death is not an inevitable part of a long life but may be prevented by moderate physical activity.
aje.oxfordjournals.org/content/149/7/654.short
and the full article:
aje.oxfordjournals.org/content/149/7/654.full.pdf

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Can I change my mind?

You are free to alter your will at any time. If your circumstances change, you can and should consider changing your will. If you marry it is very important that you make a new will.

However, you cannot simply make an alteration by, for instance, crossing something out in the original will and writing in your new wishes.

If the alterations are minor, your can help you make a codicil (a separate document in which you change a provision in your will), but it is usually better to make an entirely new will unless the change is very simple. A codicil must be signed in the presence of two witnesses, in the same way as the original will.
Also in the newsletter:
Landlord and tenant: Renting laws have been rewritten
Rising seas: Protecting the beachhouse
Breaking the contract: When employee can’t just walk away

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