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RETIREMENT: “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!” Top 8 things you must plan: • Must have your own enough assets, super annulation and income sources to support your lifestyle, future health and aging requirements. Do not rely on kids. • Do not distribute your estate now; make a will, which ensures your estate will be distributed according to your wishes after your all retirement needs are meet. • Your accommodation should be small on single level, which should not have steps / stairs at entry / Garage or inside house. It should be have wider doors, corridors and toilets for easy wheel chair access as you never know when you may need it and it would be

difficult and costly to change later. • Your house should be less than 10 min easy walk to – Shopping, Medical facilities, Entertainment and your friends, who can come to your help any time of day or night. • Develop hobbies, sports and interests so that you could live without boredom in retirement to keep you active even when you cannot drive. You may be spending all the time with your partner and making each other crazy. • Plan frequent social and mental activities. Loneliness in seniors is bigger killer than smoking and obesity. • Consider how you or your partner would manage life alone, if you cannot drive, cook or someone dies or

PT fare changes from 1 Jan., 2015 By SAT News Desk

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Melbourne: An annual fare rise will take place in the New Year. From 1 January 2015, public transport fares across Victoria will rise by an average of 2.5 per cent plus Consumer Price Index (CPI) of 2.3 per cent. But there will be no change to Early Bird fares on 1 January 2015. A new Free Tram Zone will make getting around the Melbourne CBD and Docklands more affordable than ever. Travel on trams within this zone will be free and you do not need to touch on your myki. However, if your journey starts or finishes outside the boundaries of the Free Tram Zone, you must touch on your myki in the normal way to make sure you have a valid ticket, says Public Transport Victoria. From 1 January 2015 you will also be able to travel on trains, trams and buses across Zone 1 + 2 for the price of a Zone 1 fare. For customers travelling with a myki pass, Zone 1 passes will no longer be sold after 1 January 2015. Instead you will be able to purchase a Zone 1+2 myki pass at no extra cost, which will cover all your travel across zones

1 and 2. To stay informed about extra services running over summer for special events and about changes to timetables due to holidays and network improvements,

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becomes disabled. • Plan for how you could be eating healthy freshly cooked meals when you can’t cook or shop. Indians in Australia are not the least bit interested in sitting alone in home and feeling old. They’re active and spunky. They appreciate the finer things in life. Most of all, they want the very best in their life because they can afford it. They want to live healthy, enjoy Indian food and culture. Expect timely and appropriate health care. They want physical and mental activities and company of friends from same cultural background. They want to enjoy second half of their life, live longer, healthier and happier life.

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