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PROPERTY SPECIALISTS FOR SENIORS
Respect your personal
Expertly manage the
Are your one-stop
shop when selling
Gaetjens Real Estate has been a
SA household name since 1866.
Current chairman, Ken Gaetjens,
is the third generation in the
industry and at 87 years of age
really understands the issues facing
seniors making the important
decision to 'right size'.
"For a range of reasons, many of
my friends and colleagues have
had to move to a more manageable
property" says Ken. "Some had
health challenges, some had lost a
partner -- for others it was simply
becoming too difficult to keep up the
maintenance of the family home."
Gaetjens Real Estate established
their latest division, Seniors Real
Estate Specialists two years ago with
amazing response. Senior South
Australians have appreciated that
engaging a trusted and experienced
SRES consultant, expert in achieving
the best outcome and totally client
focused, is invaluable during this
often unsettling period.
Seniors Real Estate Specialists work
closely with each client to ensure the
process of selling and relocating is
as cost effective and stress free as
If you are considering moving
and want a caring and informed
professional to assist in the
marketing and sale of your home,
call SRES on 1300 307 281.
Company Chairman really
Ken Gaetjens (Chairman) & Lynn
Masson-Forbes (CEO) SRES.
There's more to retirement than money
Are you (or someone you
know) planning to retre
in the next 1 to 6 months?
The University of South Australia wants
to track people’s health and well-being
as they transiton into retrement.
Think you might be able to help?
Please phone 8302 1741 or
for further informaton
Getting ready for retirement?
Getting your finances in order? Most
people prepare financially for their
retirement, even more so now with
current shaky global stock markets,
however, few give much thought or
attention to how they will realistically
spend those years in retirement.
Beyond the cliche images of happy
couples walking along a beach,
or sharing a glass of wine as they
watch the sunset, what will you
really spend your time doing? What
are the things that will actually make
you feel healthy, happy, and satisfied
on a day-to-day basis?
Professor Tim Olds and Dr Carol
Maher at the University of South
Australia who are currently
conducting a study examining daily
activity patterns and health and
happiness across the transition to
retirement, share a few retirement
living suggestions which may benefit
"Being physically active on a regular
basis dramatically reduces the risk
of cardiovascular disease, keeps
you strong and supple, and lifts
your mood. The old adage 'a lean
horse for a long race' is true. With
increasing life spans, retirement can
be a long race, so keeping in shape
is important along with maintaining
a social network of family and
"For many of us, work provides a
large part of our social interaction
on a daily basis so in retirement,
consider joining a club with
members of shared interests or a
community organisation that helps
you meet new people."
Having moved to Adelaide to be
closer to family in retirement, 66
year old Ruth Flinders of Glenelg,
"I consciously thought about how to
give my days structure and purpose"
she says, "so I joined a community
walking group which keeps me fit
and has been a great way to meet
people in our new neighbourhood.
I also joined a club that fundraises
for charity which has been a chance
to make new friends combined with
the satisfaction of doing something
worthwhile giving back to the
"I also spend time with my
grandchildren and have been
learning how to use a computer. My
days are full of variety."
Professor Olds and Dr Maher also
advise that "Keeping the mind sharp
helps ward of neurological diseases
like Alzheimer's. The saying 'use it
or lose it' is true for the brain, not
just the body. Plan how you will
replace that intellectual stimulation
you got at work. Something as
simple as joining a book club can
help. Retirement is also the perfect
opportunity to learn new things or
to study something you have always
wanted to do -- a musical instrument
or taking a photography class at
Planning for an active life will
provide an excellent foundation for a
Are you retiring in the next 1- 6
months? The University of South
Australia Life After Work study is
currently looking for volunteers.
For further information please
phone 8302 1741 or email
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