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YEI News – From the Editor’s desk – 15 June 2021

Posted By Marilynh / May 11, 2021 / 0 Comments

Hello from the You’ve Earned It team!
YEI is the digital media platform for South African 60-plussers.
In this issue, we bring you a variety of articles, news, views,
plus great savings and deals and more..


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Message from the YEI Editor 

Hello YEI members! 

It feels like winter has arrived with a vengeance, although we have been blessed with some stunning weather in Cape Town.  The cold weather coupled with the fact that we are in the third wave is the perfect opportunity to spend time at home, reading a good book (check out our exciting new book(s) give-away!), exploring some of the solutions YEI has found with regard to digital literacy challenges,  assist YEI in completing our Boomer Zoomer polls and check out all of those winter warmers and winter specials we are showcasing in this issue.

Please assist:

YEI had its very first Boomer Zoomer meeting.  Sadly we had to change the time as Eskom decided to pay a visit, but for those of you who were able to show up, it was fabulous meeting our YEI members for the first time, face to face, and we had some very interesting and constructive conversation.  Please assist us by completing the polls that were put to those who attended this meeting.  Your help is appreciated.  The information we receive will be most informative and assist us in implementing the most popular ideas.We look forward to seeing your responses. 

You’ve Earned It/YEI is conducting research into 60-plussers and the vaccination experience.  Whether you have been vaccinated, or not, please share your thoughts with us.


What do we have in store for you in this issue?


Awesome competitions

The very popular Wonderful Wild Coast competition is coming to an end.  If you would love to win a bucket list dream i.e. a stay at the idyllic Kob Inn, well you need to get your entry in fast!  Here we go, click here to enter!  Good luck!

The deadline for entries to win a copy of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh is on the horizon.   This is a fascinating book and has a place on your coffee table, so get your entries in now!!

Our latest competition is bound to be a winner with our YEI members. Two books that are unputdownable, compelling, action-packed thrillers and best sellers!  Click here to see what they are, and how you can enter.


The report and media release
compiled on South African 50-plussers and digital exclusio

Many of you registered for the Digital zoom session arranged by YEI and 50Plus-skills.  Many of you completed the surveys and polls.  The results have been included in a report that was compiled and titled50-plus platforms share insights on South African 50-plussers and digital exclusion“.   YEI and 50-Plus are seeking solutions relating to some of the challenges that we found during this project.  One such solution is featured in this newsletter.


Latest on the vaccination of over-60s in South Africa

60-plussers are now getting vaccinated.  Many have received their Government SMSs, many have not and are opting to check in at walk-in centres.  Clicks, your healthcare professional, offers valuable pre-vaccination advice – definitely worth a read if you are still waiting for your vaccination.  Anti-vaxxers, please consider a read of this article too!  In addition, YEI has put together an FAQ for your information.
Click here to take a look.


And lastly….

YEI loves to bring you pensioner deals, savings and benefits!  The YEI team has been hard at work putting together a selection of Winter Pensioner Specials you don’t want to missPLUSSenior winter warmers especially for 60-plussers”Something for everyone!    I’m sure you will agree – every little bit helps when it comes to saving your hard-earned pension.    


Happy Reading!!

And again, don’t forget to register for your vaccination!  And help others – family, friends, domestic workers  – those that might not necessarily know how to register online.  And if you are unsure and need help, click here.


Warm regards
Marilyn, YEI Editor


YEI’s online book reviews

Click here to read the online book reviews on YEI!  


YEI What’s On 

Click here to take a look at the YEI What’s On page.


Four most popular and interesting posts on the YEI Facebook page.  

Caption this!  Click here

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A generation gap extraordinaire 😂😂 ? We would love to see you caption this image!  Click here

What do your grandchildren call you?  Click here  

When you buy a Ferrari after retirement!  Click here

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



Gavin MacLeod, the Captain of “The Love Boat” dies age 90. Our condolences to his family and friends – Click here

Legendary SA actress Shaleen Surtie-Richards has died at the age of 66.
Click here


Interesting news items for senior citizens 

Joy as over 1 million SA senior citizens get Covid-19 jab  (as at 9 June 2021). 
Click here

Exercising and following a healthy diet can have long-term health benefits for consumers.
Click here

21% of Dutch back “more euthanasia”.
Click here


On a lighter note…

 Woodstock reunion


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


Kind regards,
Marilyn and the YEI Team


You’ve Earned It / YEI (https://youve-earned-it.co.za/),
the digital media platform
for South African over-60s


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YEI’s very first Boomer Zoomer meeting

60-plussers – Covid-19 vaccination survey

50-Plus platforms share insights on South African 50-plussers and digital exclusion

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