Activities For Your Retirement

Activities For Your Retirement

So you’ve done all the hard yakka when it comes to planning your retirement. You have followed the steps in our free Retirement Planning Guide, you’ve consolidated your superannuation, you’ve put a plan in place to secure your financial future, you’ve made prepaid funeral arrangements and you’ve even updated your will. With retirement lingering on the horizon it’s time you started considering the fun things, your retirement is a period of your life when you have the time to do the things you always wanted. That being said, it can sometimes be tricky to figure out activities for your retirement with all that extra time on your hands.

While creating a life for yourself, working, raising children, earning money to support yourself and your family you may have missed out on some of the finer things in life. Think holidays, pursuing hobbies, volunteer work, giving back to the community, making time for your friends and more importantly, yourself. A good retirement involves activities that are a reward for your many years of hard work. Now is the time to treat yourself! Lady Anne Funerals has a few ideas about what you might want to do after you’ve sorted out all the must do technical stuff. Here are some suggestions for fun activities to become immersed in during your retirement.

 

Spend time on your hobby

Everybody has something they love to spend time on, but haven’t had the time to enjoy it.. Think about all those DIY projects you’ve started, and finally get them finished and start new ones. Spend time tinkering or creating, start writing in a journal, scrapbooking, taking photos, pick up an old instrument or try hiking new terrain. Now is the time that you can dedicate yourself to the things you love. Immerse yourself in a hobby and follow your passion.

 

Travel the world

The world is full of sights, sounds, rich culture and endless opportunity. Now that you’ve got the opportunity it’s time to cross some of your most desired destinations off your bucket list. Did you know, most airlines and hotels offer discounts for seniors? With all your new found free time you and can plan in advance and take advantage travelling at off peak times. If travelling is outside of your retirement budget, don’t forget we have an abundance of beautiful places that need to be seen in our very own backyard.

 

Get Active

Remember how hard it was getting to the gym after a long day at work? Or how hard it was keeping up with playing sport when you had to be the taxi driver for your kids? Now you have the time to get back into tennis, do the scenic walks you’ve always wanted to do and take up yoga or meditation. You can finally spend time improving your fitness. Plenty of gyms offer discounts for seniors and offer exercise classes with other retirees in a social setting. Why not make exercise a bit of fun?.

 

Volunteer and give back

“There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up”- John Holmes

Becoming a volunteer is a great way to give yourself purpose. Helping those people in need or giving back to your community is a guaranteed way to increase your happiness. Whether it be in your own suburb, your own city or somewhere overseas, donating your time to a good cause is a great idea. Legacy Australia is always seeking volunteers and their support to our returned servicemen and their families is truly commendable. There are a number of other organisations requiring volunteers in Sydney, all you need to do is choose one.

 

Join a book club

For the book lovers amongst us, full time work and family commitments can act as a barrier to finishing all the books on your list of “must-reads”. Retirement offers an opportunity to dig in to the sofa with a hot cuppa and a great read and finally begin to cross some of those books off your list. Joining a book club is a great way to meet like minded people, hold discussions and ask questions. Studies show that a mind that stays active is a healthier mind. You can find a book club in your area or join an online book club.

 

A majority of us look forward to our retirement but it’s important to remember that a big transition like this can be difficult to adjust to. Studies show that those who maintain their fitness, involve themselves in activities they enjoy, travel and spend time socialising experience greater health and improved overall well being than those who spend their retirement more sedentary. Make the most of your retirement, you’ve earnt it.

If you’re all geared up for the fun side of retirement but aren’t yet across some of the necessary tasks before retirement, why not get in touch with one of our experienced directors at Lady Anne to discuss prepaid funeral arrangements. Putting a plan in place will put your mind at ease and alleviate any possible pressure from your loved ones. Contact us today to discuss your options.

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Lady Anne Funerals is here to support and assist your family through what can be a difficult time, with a ladies touch. 

We are available to discuss a range of services to support your family, including: 

  • Personalised memorial services
  • Cremation and burial services
  • Religious services catering to all faith's
  • No service, no attendance 

Please get in touch - night or day - via the form or you can call us on the number below.

Phone: 1300 74 00 74

904 Victoria Road, West Ryde 2114

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Some of the families we've helped

“I just wanted to send you our sincerest thanks for everything you and your incredible team did for us in making the most perfect day, celebration and farewell of our beautiful Harper.

I have given a lot of thought to your business and the industry and I think it is perhaps the most important business for families to get it right when it comes to planning a funeral which may be sudden or may be a long time in the making. Either way, when one is faced with the unfortunate situation of needing to arrange a funeral, only then do you realise the importance of getting it right.

We experienced first hand the polar opposites the industry offers. It is not just about the cars, the booklets, the music and all the things that make up the day - its about the service, the care and most importantly it’s about the people.

From our very first conversation we could sense your genuine care to our situation and your attention to detail was obvious - this was very different to the previous conversations we had with others we had been referred to. Those other companies wanted to commence meetings with the paperwork side of things upfront which is a very confronting thing to do just days after losing your loved one - and when one of the others that I am referencing couldn’t even refernece our daughters name as our meeting started - we were horrified of how poor the service of care could be.

This is where you and your team shine. After feeling very lost in our search to secure the perfect funeral director to create the perfect day, my wife all of a sudden recalled you standing out the front of your office each morning watering the surrounding gardens to ensure a beautiful front of house. Well, I can assure you, it is not just the front of house that is beautiful - its the entire package that is beautiful.

Your manner, your direction and your expertise is evident from the get go. Nothing is too hard for you or your amazing team. The personal care made us feel like we were the only funeral you were working with at the time, and that’s exactly how it should be.

The finer detail, such as driving past our house so our daughter could go past our house one last time, then leaving the most beautiful flowers on our doorstep, to bumping into us at the Church because you were just doing your own research to make sure the day was seamless. This combined with your recommendations from every aspect as everything was very foreign to us, you were able to guide us to achieve the most beautiful farewell.

The day itself was simply perfect. Not once did we have a concern. The car was shining, your team dressed beautifully, cold water provided for us, directions for our guests, directions for us. Everyone commented on how amazing the day was and how incredibly your team were. Seamless is the only word I can use. It doesn’t stop here.

Your personal care and guidance then allowed us a more intimate farewell the following day (we are so grateful for for this recommendation and possibly would have missed this special day if you had suggested it was the best idea). Again, you and your team made us feel like you had nowhere else to be, and no one else to help. Just us. The setting was beautiful, the celebrant (that you arrange and recommend) is a delightful, your team make this day even more special than the last.

This is something we never want to go through again but there will be so many others, that like us, have no idea where to start to look for the right funeral director for their own special day. All I can say is that I hope that they appoint Lady Anne Funerals. We learnt a lot quickly and it is again a business many do not ever consider needing but without question one of the most important businesses to select the right person and the right team.

I welcome any of your future potential clients to contact me if they wish to discuss our experience with the amazing Lady Anne team. We thank you for giving our beautiful baby the most incredible farewell that was exactly how we imagined it, you just made it happen.”

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Lee Dowdall
Karen has supported my Mum and me through the most difficult week of our lives as we not only planned a funeral, but interred my Dad to his new home. I will be forever grateful to Karen for her ongoing support, guidance, kindness, empathy and friendship over the last week. Karen has now become part of our extended circle of close family friends.
Daughter of the late Sveta Dordevich
Lady Anne Funerals has the compassion, understanding and empathy that many of the larger funeral homes do not possess. My aunts funeral was dignified and classy everything she deserved. I would highly recommend Lady Anne (and have) as they go above and beyond.
Joanne Marks
I am overwhelmed with the feedback on how beautiful it all was from all who attended. You and the other ladies were wonderful, looked so elegant, and made the day so very special for all who loved Paul.
Barbara Sommerville Enright
Karen and her staff treated us with the utmost respect we could not have been in better hands during this difficult time. My mum had organised her funeral with a prepaid funeral plan which she had purchased from Karen almost ten years ago this also made this upsetting time much easier to deal with and she got all the things that she wished for.
Malcolm Ellis
On behalf of my family, I would like to thank Lady Anne Funerals for a beautiful service yesterday for my aunt Dot. All who attended commented on how lovely the service was & the professionalism of all the staff. Thanks again very much for helping making a sad day one of celebration of Dot’s life.
Judith Neville

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