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                                   PROBUS SOUTH PACIFIC LIMITED

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This page of our web-site is dedicated to news and information received from Probus South Pacific (PSPL) and you will find the different articles below are packed full of interesting articles and suggestions.

                                 

Socialising in Retirement 

Socialising in Retirement Forming social connections during retirement is important, as it provides a sense of friendship and support for retirees.   Healthy relationships are necessary at every age, but the importance of socialising for retirees cannot be overemphasised. Regular social interactions can help keep retirees mentally, physically and emotionally healthy, whilst fending off difficulties inherent to loneliness.   There are also many ways that socialising can help improve both our cognitive and physical health. These include:   
• Reduced stress. Retirees who are socially active tend to handle stress better.  This leads to improving their cardiovascular health and immune system. 
• Longer lifespan. High levels of socialising can help increase longevity. 
• More fitness. Retirees with diverse social connections are more likely to exercise regularly. This can lead to a myriad of physical, mental and cognitive benefits. 
• Reduced risk of depression. Consistent socialising reduces the likelihood of retirees experiencing depression caused by loneliness. 
• Less anxiety. Similar to depression, retirees who socialise more experience less symptoms of anxiety. 
• Greater self-esteem. Socialising helps retirees be better engaged, growing their confidence and sense of worth.  
As these health benefits contribute towards significantly improving the quality of life for many retirees, it is important to find an appropriate way of maintaining a healthy social life.   Joining a social Club like Probus provides retirees the opportunity to socialise with likeminded people in their local communities. There are over 1,700 Probus Clubs across Australia and New Zealand where retirees can be involved in a range of exciting activities and listen to interesting guest speakers. Experience all the Fun, Friendship and Fellowship by visiting the Probus Club Locator.    
You can find out more about Probus by calling (Australia) 1300 630 488 or (New Zealand) 0800 1477 6287.
Visit www.probussouthpacific.org to find your nearest Probus Club.   
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PSPL Newsletters:

The following Newsletters produced by 'PSPL' all contain some interesting and valuable information for retiries and it is recommended that everyone has a read. Click on the highlighted 'Read more' to get the full value of their publication                 

                  PSPL-14Qs_on_Retirees_Pension.pdf                   

                   ******************************************                                         PENSIONER 'FREE TRAVEL' ENTITLEMENTS:  

There have been changes to the current "Free Travel" entitlement available to pension card holders as the authorities move towards more 'digital' control over these type of benefits. 

The entitlement is still going to be available to those who qualify, but you need to 'register' with the relevent authorities now for you to continue to receive your entitlement passed 1 January 2020.

Refer to the following links for more information,

       PSPL-Pensioner_Free_Travel_FAQs_28_June_2019.pdf

       PSPL-Pensioner_Free_Travel_Registration_Form.pdf