Life after work
What are you going to do with your retirement, travel? Study? Volunteer? Mentor? Babysit the grandkids?
Whatever you choose to do later in life this information may help you to stay happy, healthy, connected and independent.
It’s important not to just set and forget when it comes to your retirement income.
Throughout your retirement, you should regularly check your:
- account details, such as your contact information
- investment strategy
- account balance.
But planning for your future doesn’t end with super, you should also consider:
- making or updating your Will
- estate planning
- powers of attorney
- Centrelink options
- Commonwealth seniors health card
- attending information sessions.
Money isn’t the only thing you need to think about when it comes to your retirement, your health and happiness is also important. Being healthy, active and connected is important for your body and mind.
The Eat For Health website can provide you with advice about the amount and kinds of foods that we need to eat for health and wellbeing.
Staying connected to other people and your community is good for your health and wellbeing.
Here’s some practical ways to stay connected:
- Join social groups, such as Men’s Sheds or join a Women’s organisation.
- Try something new, like volunteering.
- Stay connected in the digital world with Be Connected. Take part in free basic courses from how to use the keyboard and mouse on your computer to staying safe online, and making free video calls.
Staying connected, planning for holidays and researching things to do are just some of the ways we use the internet and computers every day. But it’s not always easy to use technology, so here are some websites and online tutorials you might find useful: