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Our Generation
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Our Generation, National Seniors' highly acclaimed quarterly member magazine, celebrates everything life brings. 

Read inspiring stories, discover our latest advocacy and research, explore must-see destinations, and access key health, lifestyle, and finance information and tips.

Members receive four hard copies a year, valued at $31.96. Learn more about membership here, or read the latest articles below. 

Winter 2022 features

Lifting the curtain on the Opera House

Lifting the curtain on the Opera House

When author and journalist Peter FitzSimons set out to write a biography on the Sydney Opera House, he didn’t anticipate the drama, rivalry, betrayal, bullying, and even murder he'd uncover behind this modern masterpiece.

Outsmarting the scammers

Outsmarting the scammers

New research shows unassuming Australians lost more than $300 million to scams last year alone. We look at the lesser-known scams targeting older Australians and how to safeguard yourself from unscrupulous operators.

A life less ordinary

A life less ordinary

How we choose to live as we grow older is becoming increasingly diverse, with downsizing making space at the table for alternative options such as upsizing, co-living, and dual-country dwelling. So, why is this on the rise?

Your stories

Leading the charge

Leading the charge

From childhood cadet to a life-long volunteer, Val Dempsey’s life has been shaped by her volunteer work. Now, the 2022 Senior Australian of the Year has big plans for what she wants to achieve.

A lifetime on stage

A lifetime on stage

Conal Coad’s extraordinary career as an opera singer has been marked by serendipity, hard work, and love. And, after more than 50 years on the stage, he still adores his job.

Children of the war

Children of the war

For almost two years, National Seniors member Ralph Hallesy and four of his siblings lived in Wales after being evacuated from their London home during WWII.

Research & Advocacy

Federal election 2022 wrap-up: What’s next for seniors?

Federal election 2022 wrap-up: What’s next for seniors?

National Seniors Chief Advocate Ian Henschke explains why and how the call to Let Pensioners Work has become a major policy topic and what changes we might see next.

Giving back: Are we volunteering more?

Giving back: Are we volunteering more?

Do older Australians love to volunteer as much as we all think? The latest National Seniors research reveals how we really feel about volunteering.

Transport concessions will bring down cost-of-living

Transport concessions will bring down cost-of-living

Making transport free or discounted for older Australians can lead to greater mobility, independence, and health outcomes. What will governments do to make it happen?

Helping you beat rising living costs

Helping you beat rising living costs

The National Seniors Concessions Calculator just celebrated its first birthday. Here’s how it’s benefitting National Seniors members and helping us advocate for seniors.

Health & Lifestyle

Sound sleep

Sound sleep

When was the last time you feel asleep easily, slept through the night and woke up feeling refreshed? If you don't recall, these tips could help.

Overcoming ‘gymtimidation’

Overcoming ‘gymtimidation’

Ever heard the term ‘gymtimidation’? It describes the anxiety people feel when they think about going to a gym. If that sounds like you, read on.

Winter 2022 health and wellness tips

Winter 2022 health and wellness tips

Stay healthier this winter with these health and wellness tips from beating away the blues to upping your antioxidants.

What's on: Australia's best Winter events

What's on: Australia's best Winter events

Looking for something to do this Winter? Here's some of the best events happening across the country.

Spiced lamb sausage rolls

Spiced lamb sausage rolls

Inspired by North African merguez sausages, this flavour-packed recipe offers a new take on an old favourite.

Honey jumbles

Honey jumbles

Take your tastebuds on a trip back to your childhood with this delightful baking recipe that's perfect for morning or afternoon tea.

Technology & Finance

Technology tips: How smart is your home?

Technology tips: How smart is your home?

What is a smart home and why would you want one? We take a closer look at some of the key 'smart' devices available now for your home that could make your life easier.

Am I able to get a loan as a senior?

Am I able to get a loan as a senior?

Whether you’re renovating, buying a new home, refinancing an existing loan, or upgrading your car, you may be among the older Australians who need a loan. Here’s what you need to know.

What’s next in retirement income?

What’s next in retirement income?

Aaron Minney, Head of Retirement Income Research at Challenger, shares his insights on what the implementation of the government’s new Retirement Income Covenant will mean for seniors.

How do I plan for retirement?

How do I plan for retirement?

It's important to think about the kind of lifestyle you'd like when planning for your retirement. If you’re thinking of retiring soon, QSuper has a few suggestions to help you get started.

Your messages

Your messages: Winter 2022

Your messages: Winter 2022

Our Generation readers share their perspectives on the recent articles from the magazine. Plus, write in for your chance to win a $50 gift voucher.

Ask the experts: Winter 2022

Ask the experts: Winter 2022

Our experts answer reader questions, including how to help a depressed partner, to understanding Facebook Marketplace.

Change is on the horizon

Change is on the horizon

It's a time of great transition for older Australians, says National Seniors CEO, Professor John McCallum.

Travel

Feast like royalty on the high seas

Feast like royalty on the high seas

Set sail aboard the MS Queen Elizabeth for a fine dining cruise featuring Australia's culinary kings and queens.

Lose yourself in magical Vietnam

Lose yourself in magical Vietnam

Explore the most iconic sites, delve into deep-rooted culture, and dine on delicious cuisine.

Grooving into Parkes Elvis Festival

Grooving into Parkes Elvis Festival

Get ready to step on some blue suede shoes at this unique country festival packed with Elvis hits, mouth-watering food and wine, and good company.

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