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. 

Your finances

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
  • beneficiaries
  • 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.

Your lifestyle

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.

You may also like to join a walking group. Heart Foundation Walking is Australia’s largest free walking network. Find a walking group near you, wherever you are in Australia.

Stay connected

Staying connected to other people and your community is good for your health and wellbeing.

Here’s some practical ways to stay connected:

Stay savvy

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:

Aged care

When it comes to aged care there a range of financial and emotional considerations you need to be aware of. There are also many programs available to those seeking aged care support and information.