AT Home with Dr Chris Steele - September 2011 - (Page 148)

A new chApter h ave you always looked forward to the day you leave work for the last time, with a slice of your farewell cake to take home, a ‘happy retirement’ card under your arm and a skip in your step? Whether you relish the freedom from paid employment or wonder what on earth you’re going to do with your time, the key to a fulfilling retirement is planning – for your future financial wellbeing as well as your daily activities and general quality of life. enjoy all your hard-earned savings Yee-ha! After a good 40-plus years of working hard and squirreling money away, now you have a chance to really enjoy your cash. With no dependents at home (hopefully), now is the time to treat yourself to that Mediterranean cruise you’d always fancied, take a tour of south-east Asia, hike in Yellowstone National Park, see the Northern Lights in Lapland, or visit the backwaters of Kerala. You could even take the grandkids on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Disneyland! Group holidays with people of a similar age can be a great option, too, as they offer exciting adventures – often at bargain low prices and take the hassle and stress out of organising a trip. Now is also the perfect time to take up new sports or activities you’ve never had the time or money sAve for A rAiny dAy There comes a time when you need to start thinking about being cared for a bit more. And it makes sense to want to prepare sensibly for your twilight years – to know you are going to be looked after and living in a pleasant, secure environment. Whether it’s retirement housing or a care home, it’s likely that you’ll need to As you age you might need a little help at home, so putting in preparatory measures now will help minimise the financial burden of growing older make a contribution to your plans for later life; as although your local authority may be able to help, it might not cover all costs. Your savings can soon be frittered away, so it’s worth getting the advice of independent financial advisers, such as Global Care Specialists (www.global careuk.com), who can help you prepare. 148 | SEPTEMBER 2012 http://www.globalcareuk.com http://www.globalcareuk.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of AT Home with Dr Chris Steele - September 2011

EDITOR’S LETTER
A DOCTOR’S WELCOME
NEWS UPFRONT
SAVE THE DATE
A SENSITIVE TOUCH
UNDER THE HOOD
CELEBRITY HEALTH SECRETS
THE BIG INTERVIEW
TV HIGHLIGHTS
WHAT A MARVEL
OUCH, THAT HURTS
A HAPPY HEART
WAVE GOODBYE TO SMOKING
EYE SEE!
AN EARFUL
THE LOWDOWN ON DIABETES
HARD TO STOMACH?
GUT REACTION
ARTHRITIC AND UNDER 30?
SHRINK ME
FIGHTING FIT
BREAST CANCER
BOOST YOUR BONE DENSITY
TRYING TO CONCEIVE?
VEIN HOPE
ON THE BALL
CAN HE BREAK HIS PENIS?
TIME FOR A TOP UP
ULTRA SWIFT SUPPERS
SO, YOU THINK YOU’RE EATING RIGHT?
GLUTEN-FREE FOODS ON TEST
AGE-PROOF YOUR FACE
PEARLY WHITES
COSMETIC SURGERY
COMING SOON
TOP HEALTH TIPS
WORK WELLNESS
DON’T SWEAT IT
PLANNING AHEAD
STAYING MOBILE
LAST WORD

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