By the time you receive this e-Newsletter, Valentines Day will have come and gone. In this, the month of “love”, we know that Boomers have a love of life! And remember, it’s never too late to show your affection by taking your loved one away for a wonderful mini-break. Check out some of our new advertisers for great deals!

We believe that the second story in our "Encore Career" series is most interesting. This entrepreneur/bee-keeper has a healthy respect and love for his new way of life, and his bees – a fascinating read. Find out how two Capetonians realised their "country dream" and fell in love with their little piece of the Karoo. And if you want to reduce your carbon footprint and save some money into the bargain, read about our committed greenie and blogger who has mastered the art of recycling her "old" clothes.

Do you have a business that is of interest to boomers, seniors and retirees? If so, then YEI is offering you a wonderful opportunity to advertise your business at no cost in the Discounts and Benefits section of the website.

Why is YEI offering businesses this opportunity? The impressions on the YEI website and the subscriber base are growing at a rapid rate. We recognize the urgent need to substantially and quickly grow our advertiser base in order to satisfy our important YEI subscribers and our corporate advertisers. So why not take advantage of this amazing offer? List your company here! If you would like your business to have more exposure, consider taking out  a banner advertisement – contact us for further information on banner advertising.

YEI would like to be seen as a company who values and nurtures boomers, seniors and retirees. One of our main aims is to put cash back into seniors’ pockets, as they’ve earned it! We believe that our advertisers share this ethos and value. So why not join us – you’ll also be reaching one of the most important and influential markets today.

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And don’t forget – we want to hear from you, the reader! If you have taken the time to reflect and retool for your second career in your later years, please tell us about it, and we will consider featuring your story on YEI. Please give us feedback on the articles, the advertisements and on our Facebook page. Let’s get
discussion going in our “Readers Posts” section. The more we hear from you,
the better we understand your needs and can deliver what you want.

Please tell your friends and family about us, so that they can register for FREE on YEI by visiting And please "like us" on Facebook – you will find the link to Facebook on the YEI website.

Kind regards,
Marilyn and the YEI Team


New Year’s resolutions are not for us. All those mirage promises of a slimmer body or smoke-free lungs no longer appeal after 55. Yet, we all desire to keep our brains active and there’s even a name for it: ‘Neurobics’.


Positive Ageing Edutalks and Expo present Patrick Holford, at the launch of his new book: "The 10 Secrets of Healthy Ageing".


In the second of the encore series, YEI chatted to Lawrence Woollam, about his transition from Marketing Executive to Bee-keeper and Handyman.


There is no shortage of advice on saving your money for the day you retire. But with many choosing to retire towards the end of the year, some of the most important financial decisions you’ll ever face will be made on the day you hang up your work boots.


Uniondale – the Little Karoo’s best kept secret. How come Colleen and Barry Nugent, ex-Zimbabwe and Kwa-Zulu Natal, and long-time residents in Cape Town, laid down their roots in Uniondale?


Karen Fletcher is a committed greenie and blogger. She runs a blog titled "Greenie Dresses for Less". The point of her blog is to show people how easy it is to recycle old clothes into updated versions.


Details of all our advertisers, including our new advertisers, may be found in the Discounts and Benefits section of the YEI website. Take a peep at our new advertisers, and read much more on their individual listings…

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