Retirement can come upon us suddenly or it can be a gradual process that is carefully planned and anticipated over the years. The choices and experiences of retirement are different for every individual.
Whatever your situation, it is important that you know the options that are available to you and the services that can assist you. It is also important that you think about the decisions you may need to make in retirement.
This booklet helps you to navigate the different phases of ageing. It covers topics from setting up a retirement budget through to considering options for aged care.
The booklet can be used as a reference guide when you need to check a topic, or it can be read from cover to cover to get a snapshot of the services and supports on offer.
Research and planning will assist you to make the most of the entitlements and responsibilities that come with retirement.
Each topic in this booklet gives you a brief description of an issue and guides you to more information or to complaint processes. Phone numbers and web addresses are provided so that you can pursue more information when necessary.
Note that some phone numbers have long wait times and all contact details were current at the time of publication.