50 something

Marathon man

Brisbane retiree Andy Steele has run the legendary  Comrades, an 89km ultramarathon in South Africa,  three times. This year, he’s upping the ante by cycling the 1670km from Cape Town to the race start to raise money for needy children and mothers.

A voice from above

Stage mothers have been blamed for much – from imposing punishing practice schedules to vicariously living out their own dreams of fame through their children. Acclaimed Korean soprano Sumi Jo can blame – and thank – her mother for the success she enjoys today. Rosemary Desmond asked Sumi to share the story of her difficult childhood and the long road to fame.

Easy riders

Two National Seniors members from Melbourne spent 19 months exploring Europe on their motor bike. They shared recollections of the many roads well-travelled with editor Lynda Schekoske.

Hope...and glory

Not many entertainers make a comeback as a stand-up comedian just as multiple sclerosis forces them into a wheelchair. Tim Ferguson has done just that and says he’s in the “sweet spot of life”. He told editor Lynda Schekoske it’s all about remaining hopeful.

Life on the Steppe

Former 50 something journalist Casey-Ann Seaniger is now living and working in Mongolia. She took time out to travel to the country’s wild west for a glimpse of life on the steppe with the eagle hunters.

Appetite for Life

One of the most recognisable faces on Australian TV belongs to one of its best loved cooks and food personalities.

With a passion for fresh produce and for her Barossa Valley home, Maggie Beer has prepared, presented and inspired audiences on programs including The Cook and the Chef, The Great Australian Bake Off, and next year, Maggie in Japan.

Paying for aged care

Finances are a major factor, and understanding how much it will all cost can be confusing.

The starting question for anyone contemplating residential age care is always: But how much does it cost? Here, Craig Hall from National Seniors’ Financial Information Desk has a rundown of what you could be up for.

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