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Message From The Publisher Deepa Calais, Publisher Letâ€™s â€œThere is a â€˜Zingâ€™ Celebrate Life in our walk and the way we enjoy lifeâ€™s Yes â€¦ We Have A â€˜NEW AGEâ€™ Mindset. adventures.â€ The past few years have seen significant changes in the way that Over 50s are seen in Australia and also the way that we see â€œPlanned decisions ourselves. Todayâ€™s over 50s, 60s, 70s and Seniors are starting to with the benefit of see themselves in a positive light with many constructive, energetic and time tend to have a joyful years ahead. There is a zing in our walk and the way we enjoy lifeâ€™s adventures. As we enter our 5th year of publication, it is good to better outcomeâ€ know that this Guidebook has had a part to play in this transformation by providing encouragement to be active, social and adventurous. In â€œStart the process this issue we take a close look at what New Age Retirement has come which will help you to mean. make your own Plan, Plan, Plan â€¦ choices and do things the way you I have recently had the opportunity to speak with both Ken Wyatt the Federal Minister for Aged Care and Coralee Oâ€™Rourke, the Queensland want toâ€ Minister for Seniors. I took the opportunity to share feedback on a variety of issues concerning our readers such as transport, ACAT, retirement village regulations and access to medical resources. A common thread was that many important, life changing decisions tend to be made by people right at the last moment or when they are under great stress. Planned decisions with the benefit of time tend to have a better outcome on so many fronts. You should take advantage of breast screening and other screening programs, understand new medical treatments, write a will, discuss retirement living options and aged care with your partner and children or parent, long before you are forced to make a choice after a medical emergency. Start the process which will help you make your own choices and do things the way you want to. So for instance, if downsizing and freeing up your time and capital is on your personal agenda- check out the options now, attend open days and so on. Do your homework about all the choices you have. Iâ€™m not saying every aspect of life has to be planned out step-by-step, but when you have the opportunity to think and plan for a better quality and longer life, why not? Letâ€™s Celebrate The Commonwealth Games! The excitement is growing! With this terrific event just around the corner, the face of the Gold Coast has had many improvements, thousands of volunteers are getting ready (including me and my kids) and itâ€™s time to enjoy the sport and festivities and meet all those marvellous visitors to our city. Have a great time at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Iâ€™ve been lucky to get tickets to one of the major ceremonies - hope to see you there!