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YEI News – From the Editor’s desk – 26 May 2021

Posted By Marilynh / May 24, 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! 

Trust you are all keeping safe and warm as we rapidly head into winter.  It’s been freezing here in Cape Town!   

Please let us have your thoughts on the following: 

YEI recently asked Facebook 60-plussers:  What would you like to see grocery retailers providing to South African pensioners? Other than a pensioner discount of course! What would help you? What would make your life easier when you go shopping?   We would love you to join the conversation, and put your comments in the comments section below.  Our plan is to collate the responses and send it out to the retailers.  We look forward to seeing your responses. 

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 recent death of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh meant the end of an era.  We are very privileged to be able to give away a copy of the extraordinary story of the longest-serving consort to the longest-reigning sovereign in British history, and many thanks to Jonathan Ball Publishers for affording YEI this opportunity.  This is a fascinating book and has a place on your coffee table, so get your entries in now!!

YEI Boomer Zoomer meeting – we have a date! 

We at last have a date for the YEI Boomer Zoomer meeting.  Our apologies that it has taken a while, but it has been manic in the YEI office.  We would love to meet you!  So why not come along and meet the YEI team.  We will also be sharing with you our thoughts for the YEI platform going forward.  Click here to come and join the party 😊

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

I know we are sounding like an old record, but hey guys, it’s vaccination time!  Phase 2 of the Covid-19 vaccination program started on 17 May 2021.  Over-60s now have the opportunity to receive the jab.  After receiving many enquiries from YEI members, YEI has put together an FAQ for your information.   Click here to take a look.

Preserve those memories 

On a personal note, I made the most beautiful Heritage book for my sons last year.  It was a Christmas present.  It has been fascinating to see, but one of the people who loves to look at this Heritage book is our 5-year old grandson!  That was not expected!  So we know, first-hand, how important it is to preserve those memories that could get lost or forgotten in the annals of time.  Yes, it’s a time-consuming process, but my word, worth the effort.  We invite you to take a read of our article “Preserve those memories”. 

Grandparents share timeless pearls of wisdom 

Did you know that you and your peers are solid treasure troves of information.  We did have fun putting together an article where you shared those timeless pearls of wisdom that you would like to share with your children and grandchildren.  And now, we know – there is no chance that Google can usurp your role as a grandparent!

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 “Must Have” May Deals and Specials for SA Seniors!  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


Reviews on YEI and the YEI Facebook page

We love getting compliments like this!  It’s really good for the team’s morale!  Thank you!   Editor. 

I can only say that I really enjoy reading your newsletters from beginning to end.  Lovely articles, places to and the photographs are Great.  Thank you for all the hard work that goes into every publication.

Thanks for a great mag!

If you would like to post 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 –  
  • 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.

YEI’s online book reviews

Click here to read the online book reviews on YEI!  

YEI What’s On 

Join Silver Fit as Dr Jessica Hunter, PHD virology chats about the topic “What you need to know about vaccines”

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

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

Cape Granny celebrates 111th birthday – Click here 

Cape Town’s “Golden Girls” hope to fulfil their dream of walking the El Camino – Click here 

WP Cricket pay tribute to Newlands ice-cream man – Click here 

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

Interesting news items for senior citizens 

Antiques Roadshow find stuns owner – Click here

In Learning to Use Her Left Hand Following a Stroke 60-Year Old Chen Lie Discovers She’s an Expert Painter – Click here

Does cracking your knuckles cause arthritis?  Click here

On a lighter note…


Senior humour


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/),
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for South African over-60s


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