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YEI News for Seniors – 12 June 2019

Posted By Marilynh / June 12, 2019 / 4 Comments

News for seniors – local, international, and YEI specific 

Wishing all YEI fathers and grandfathers a wonderful and
blessed Father’s Day on 16 June 2019


Editors desk

Greetings YEI readers


Join the conversation, on the YEI Facebook page


News, views (serious, fun and tongue-in-cheek), loads of great topics,
and plenty of interaction from YEI Facebook fans.   

Here’s a selection of topics recently discussed on the YEI Facebook page:


  • SARS should consider a tax threshold for SA pensioners – click here
  • A town full of golden oldies!  Click here 
  • D-Day veterans recreate their parachute landing in Sonneville, France 75 years after their WW2 arrival – click here
  • RIP, Piet Botha – click here
  • Happy 85th Birthday, Donald Duck – click here


 Don’t forget the Swellendam Winter School
only on until the end of August 2019


An extraordinary and unprecedented cooperation between all community members brought to life The Swellendam Winter School, an initiative dreamed up by resident John Paisley.  Taking place from June to the end of August 2019, the whole of Swellendam is becoming a ‘school’: the kind of school you could only dream of when you were a child.  A school for those people who never want to stop learning, and who enjoy new experiences, making new friends and discovering new places. The Winter School has  over 40 courses.  Click here to read more…





Click here to see the fabulous competitions on WIN with YEI


Competition winners 


WINNER:   3-night stay at Thandulula Luxury Safari Tents   

The winner of the 3-night stay at Thandulula Luxury Safari Tents
is Pierre Pienaar from Pinetown.
Congratulations Pierre on winning such an awesome prize.  Enjoy!  Well done!
Thank you to Thandulula Luxury Safari Tents for providing this awesome prize!


WINNERS:  Tickets to see Disney On Ice presents Magical Ice Festival 

We are delighted to announce that the winner
of the Disney On Ice tickets for Pretoria is:  Shadi Motileng
Congratulations Shadi!
We are sure you and your family will have a marvellous time at Disney On Ice
Many thanks to the organizers for this lovely prize!


There is still time for Durban and Cape Town folk to get their entries in.  Click here
(Sorry, Johannesburg competition has closed)


Click here to see all of the winners of YEI competitions.

Winners names are also featured on the YEI Facebook page.


What’s On


SA International Documentary Festival;  Knysna Oyster Festival;  Soweto Jazz Festival; Disney On Ice; Peppa Pig, Day of Remembrance, Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, Stomp, Unplugged Live Concerts 

Click here to get all the details in the What’s On guide.


International news for seniors


  • Could perking up gut bacteria promote healthy aging?  Click here
  •  Causes and treatments for thinning hair.  Click here
  • Seniors make waves in friendly dragon boat race.  Click here



YEI – time for a little fun


play is a necessity



Until next month…


Kind regards,
Marilyn and the YEI Team

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  • Ewan H Bell
    June 12, 2019 at 5:06 pm

    I do not use Facebook and have no desire to sign on again. Originally My granddaughters signed me in when they went on their overseas trips in order to send photos and messages but subsequently I had so much rubbish from all and sundry that I cancelled my Facebook subscription. Now I see that if I want to read articles in YE! I must sign in again. Sorry chum but no ways! I’ll just have to do without.

    • Marilynh
      June 13, 2019 at 8:42 am

      Dear Ewan

      Thank you for your comments. As you may know, the YEI newsletters are sent to YEI subscribers at no cost on a fortnightly basis. In between newsletters, we have information, stories, news, views, all sorts of things that we share with YEI readers, and the YEI Facebook page is perfect for this. All we are doing is advising our YEI newsletter subscribers that there are further articles, news, stories etc on the YEI Facebook page which they may find interesting. We are not asking you to sign up on the YEI Facebook page, but if you are already a Facebook subscriber, this might well be of interest. So you do not need to sign up to Facebook again if that is your choice, in order to read the articles in the YEI newsletter.

      Kind regards
      Marilyn, YEI

  • Varla Christina King
    June 13, 2019 at 7:54 am

    Good Morning,
    Thank you for the newsletter. At the top of the email it says ” A warm winter welcome to pensioners | Gifts for Fathers/Grandfathers | Bertha’s competition | Insurance challenges in retirement | Death of a loved one – what to do”

    I cannot find anything in the newsletter that refers to Death of a loved one – what to do. Please can you send me the link to the article or a copy of the article as It is information that we will need at some point.

    Many thanks
    V.C. King

    • Marilynh
      June 13, 2019 at 8:44 am

      Our apologies. This particular article has been bumped to the next YEI newsletter. The title should have been taken off the newsletter, but was inadvertently left in. The article will be included in the 26 June issue, but can be seen at https://youve-earned-it.co.za/lifestyle/death-loved-one-what-to-do/

      Sorry about that!

      Kind regards

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