Wairarapa News : February 6th 2013
30 WAIRARAPA NEWS, FEBRUARY 6, 2013 NEWS Need a bed? Our Waitangi sale is the answer Manager's Special 32 Akura Road, Masterton (At Taylormade Furniture) Ph: 06 377 2218 "WE DO EVERYTHING EXCEPT KISS YOU GOODNIGHT" Sale begins 1st February 2013, finishes 10th February 2013 We accept Spinal Support Queen $3,598 NOW $1,799 King $4,398 NOW $2,199 Queen $1,199 NOW $899 50% OFF 25% OFF Pocket spring technology with sumptuous comfort 5 year guarantee 5 Pocket spring bed 5113299AD ALL sizes for the Single price Paris Medium starting as low as $1,999 other comfort feels available Paris Range Reflex Active Support Pocket Coil • Designed by International Chiropractors • 5 zone Reflex Active Coil • Latex • Minimal Partner Disturbance • 10 Year Warranty • NZ Made LANSDOWNE COURT RETIREMENT VILLAGE 1 Oxford Street, Masterton • Ph: 0800 824 732 email@example.com Leave the hassle of firewood and a cold house behind when you move into a newly renovated villa at Lansdowne Court Retirement Village in Masterton. Be warm and comfortable Enjoy good food and company Live close to town and shops Room for your pet too Two villas available - one x one bedroom, and one x two bedroom Cosy & Comfortable Retirement 4880675AB Priced from just $130,000 4397153AB Read your Wairarapa News online Go to www.wairarapanews.co.nz Click on the wording next to the computer icon and register for free Make the most of your 'refirement' Get ready: Life coach Tracey O'Callaghan is taking a one-day workshop at the Carterton Events Centre to help people make the most of their retirement. GREY KIWIS NOW FASTEST-GROWING AGE GROUP The number of people aged 65 and over (65+) continues to rise and now makes up 14 per cent of the population, according to Statistics New Zealand. The population aged 65 plus has been growing faster than all other age groups. In the last two years, the population aged 65+ has increased by 43,100. ''Growth has slowed in all other age groups,'' population statistics manager Andrea Blackburn said. ''The 40 to 64 year age group has increased by 22,200. The younger age groups, 0 to 14 and 15 to 39, have actually declined over the same two-year period, by 3,400 and 1,500, respectively.'' The resident population of New Zealand was 4,441,300 at September 30, 2012. The population increased by 27,200 (0.6 per cent) in the last year. Natural increase (more births than deaths) of 30,400 contributed to population growth while there was a net migration loss of 3,300, due to more departures than arrivals. By PIERS FULLER Planning for retirement is not just about getting your finances sorted -- people need to prepare for one of the biggest changes in their whole lifestyle. Life coach Tracey O Callaghan is running a one-day workshop at the Carterton Events Centre to help people hit the ground running when they reach retirement. It s really preparing people for this phase of life called retirement, which I much prefer to call refirement or rewire- ment . If you re retiring at 60, 65 what are you going to do for the next 30 years of your life? she says. It s easy to get stuck in a rut, let fear hold you back and to settle for what you know rather than seek new opportunities, but in 30 years time do you want to look back and regret the things you didn t do and the opportunities missed? says Ms O Callaghan. The course is about whole of life planning such as personal development, hobbies, family relationships, health and community work, rather than just financial planning. By the end of the day, partici- pants should have the begin- nings of their life plan which they can then take action on. Retirement commissioner Diana Crossan says new retirees are redefining life past 50. Unlike their parents, who retired at 60, or 65, dug the garden, then died, people are not only living longer now, they expect something better, says Ms Crossan. The Age With Attitude Workshop is being held at the Carterton Events Centre meet- ing room on Friday, February 15.It costs $100 for each person for the day with 20 places avail- able. All proceeds go towards Age Concern Wairarapa WOOPs (Wairarapa Organisation for Older Persons) and Tracey is giving her time free of charge. For more information or to book call Tracey on 372 7757 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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