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YEI News – From the Editor’s desk – 22 April 2020

Posted By Marilynh / April 22, 2020 / 2 Comments

 News for seniors – local, international, and YEI specific


YEI - Editors desk


Greetings YEI readers


Letter from the Editor


I’m sure we are all wondering how long this crisis will last, when will the world open up to us, how will this crisis affect us in the long run, and will this change the way we do things forever?

One thing is certain, we have a steep road to climb before we get back to normality, whatever normality may mean these days.  The deeper we get into the crisis, the better we will understand it.  Only then, and armed with knowledge and hindsight, will we be able to see a clearer way forward.

We all continue to go through a difficult time.  Everyone, irrespective of who they are, where they are, what they do, goes through difficulties.  You may be on your own which in itself is a tough road.  You are likely not seeing your families, your grandchildren, and many seniors live for their grandchildren and their families.   Challenges make us stronger in the end, and YEI is here to share knowledge, ideas, resources, what’s working, what’s not.  Checking out the YEI website, the newsletter, the Facebook page on a regular basis will be invaluable to you.  If we are not covering it, let us know.  And complete the survey, so we know what you like, don’t like and what you would like to see.

Going forward, YEI will promote “local is lekker”.  Consider supporting all of those local businesses who have in the past brought you great pensioner specials and we hope will be in a position to carry on.  Your support to these businesses is crucial to their survival.   Yes, life may well be different in the short term, perhaps in the long-term, but change is always good and already the environment is saying “thank you” in so many different ways.

If any YEI member needs support, in any way, please let us know.  If we are unable to assist, we will try to point you in the right direction.  The South African Government and its social partners are implementing interventions to address the immediate vulnerability of the poor who rely on social assistance to survive. However, even when the nationwide lockdown is lifted, effects will be felt for some time to come.

As President Cyril Ramaphosa said “We are at a point in our battle with the pandemic where complacency could prove disastrous. I call on each and every one to remain vigilant, to continue to abide by the regulations, and to keep safe and keep others safe.”

Stay safe and all the best

Marilyn, YEI Editor


Welcome to new YEI members


Welcome to all new You’ve Earned It members! Lovely to have you on board! An introduction to YEI – You’ve Earned It / YEI (https://youve-earned-it.co.za/) is the online retirement platform for South African over-60s.  YEI’s primary focus is on discounts, savings and benefits for baby boomers, seniors, pensioners and retirees. YEI’s platform (website, newsletter and Facebook page) includes informative and relevant articles, fab competitions and news/views/fun all geared specifically to the senior market.  The fortnightly YEI Newsletter is FREE and features relevant, interesting articles specifically geared at 60-plussers. The newsletter usually includes the latest updates on the latest over-60s discounts, benefits and savings.

If you are not yet a YEI member, we invite you to sign up for this free newsletter here.

To our existing YEI members – we trust you are keeping safe, fit and well.
We invite you to spread the YEI word to your friends and family
by sharing this newsletter.

If you have time on your hands and would like some good reading, back issues of the newsletter can be seen at https://youve-earned-it.co.za/e-newsletters/


Alexander Forbes/Momentum Newsflash


Click here to find out what to do if the renewal of your driving or vehicle licence
becomes due during  lockdown


Editor’s choice this newsletter
– pensioner deals for SA over-60s


All Sorted – Click here

Alexander Forbes – have time on your hands?
Now’s the time to get a quote
and see if you are receiving the best cost-effective insurance policy.
Click here

50-Plus Skills
Investigate how to learn, earn and serve.
Click here

Conversation, inspirational stories and brain teasers
on the YEI Facebook page


Time for seniors to mask up
– click here

A lovely gift for a senior who is missing their spouse/partner/friend
– click here

Some fun on Day 23 of the Lockdown.  Share your caption for the image…
click here

  • Please note that you will only be able to connect to these links
    if you are a Facebook user.

Reviews on YEI and the YEI Facebook page


The YEI team love hearing from you – we thank you for your positive comments:

I love everything about youve-earned-it. Keep up the good work. Thank you for EVERYTHING you do for us. It is greatly appreciated. Be safe. Val

Thanks for all advise during lock down.  Mercia

Thank you for your service, Richard

Thank you YEI for interesting articles on many different subjects. Ginny

Grateful for YE!.  Hannes

Thanks for all you do.  Lynette

Love your page YEI, Gloria

Keep up the great work, Sonia


It would be most welcome if you were to help YEI
by posting a review on the YEI Facebook page.
These are the steps to follow:

  • Click here to go directly to the You’ve Earned It – Reviews page –  https://www.facebook.com/pg/youveearnedit/reviews/?ref=page_interna
  • You will see a box saying – Would you recommend You’ve Earned It – Pensioner discounts, deals and benefits?
  • If you would like to recommend YEI, you click on “Yes”
  • A pop up box will appear saying “What do you recommend about YEI..?”
  • You simply write your recommendation in this box
  • Then click “Post”
  • Your own individual recommendation will appear on the YEI Facebook page.



Click here to see winners’ names on the YEI website 

Click here to see competitions on WIN with YEI 

Click here to read the feedback from YEI members and YEI winners

Click here to read the online book reviews on YEI!

International news for seniors


Senior citizens among fastest growing community in online gaming!
Click here

89 year old sews 600 masks while listening to the Beatles!
Click here

Tyler Perry pays for senior groceries at 73 supermarkets!
Click here


And to end off this issue’s News from the Editor’s desk


Who can answer this riddle?  Answers in the comments section below.. 

Can you name three consecutive days without using the words Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday?


And in the last newsletter, the answer to the riddle is… 

Question:  I am an odd number.
Take away a letter and I become even. What number am I?
Answer:  Seven

Well done to many of you who submitted the correct answer!


Do share your good chuckles and funnies with us..


Until next month…
Stay safe, stay at home and please keep well


Kind regards,
Marilyn and the YEI Team

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  • Gillian Ashlin
    April 22, 2020 at 3:59 pm

    My wallet was stolen out my flat during lockdown when I went to fetch water from my car and didnt lock security gate. Worried about Id card and drivers card out there. Where can I check if it is being used by another person.? I can apply for new ones after lockdown. Thank

  • Ken
    April 22, 2020 at 4:05 pm

    Yesterday today and tomorrow

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