With the number of retired people increasing, retirement is now thought of as a beginning and not an end. The 55+ and Retirement Roadshows are being organised by The National Careline, (a not for profit organisation) focused on providing information for people approaching, and in retirement.
Many of the visitors attending the 55+ and Retirement Roadshows will have someone that they are looking after, either at home or in a residential care home, but others will be living a full active retirement well into later life.
We have taken a good look at the issues that are concerning this group of people and then invited exhibitors that we feel match with these needs and concerns.
The result, is a wonderful mix of exhibitors who will be there offering help and advice on the very relevant issues concerning people at this particular stage in their life.
We will have experts on the pension, taxation, and legal matters such as asset protection and long-term care that concern people in their mid 50's and above.
The aim of the shows is to be an information portal, packed full of exhibitors giving information on things that people at, near and in retirement should know about.
At each show there will be professionals on hand who can:-
If you have a matter that you would like to discuss in private, why not take advantage of our 'Ten Minute Surgeries' programme to quiz our experts at the show.
Either telephone beforehand to book an appointment to see them at the show or, just go to the person you wish to see and ask for an appointment during the day.
What do we want to achieve through these shows? - The over 55's lead very busy and diverse lives. Some are looking after relatives at home - either their children who haven't left home or elderly relatives. Some have relatives in a home, whilst others may have no ties and will be living an active retirement getting involved with groups like U3A and volunteering in their local community.
Many will still be working after retirement age, some because they want to but many others because they need the money.
Some will be facing redundancy whilst others will even be thinking of branching out into a new career and are looking for an opportunity to gain the chance to re-skill.
In fact, there are now so many over 50s choosing to start their own businesses, there is a new term for them "olderpreneur" and Age UK has added a section on changing careers, starting a business etc., on their website to cope with the demand.
This group of people are the new “younger old” and they have access to many more varied choices about their future than was ever available in their parents’ day. Yet with choices, come decisions and the need for advice and help.
This is where we step in. We run these roadshows with the particular aim of providing an information hub where people can come along, quiz our experts and find out the answers to the problems concerning our 55+ age group.
The National Careline is a not for profit company offering information about care and support for older people, their carers and their families. You can see more on the website www.thenationalcareline.org
The objective of the National Careline is to provide a portal that signposts users to various organisations including, Government departments and support networks that will help create a clearer understanding of the care maze.
The National Careline has no grant aid and raises funds by holding these roadshows.
In doing so, we provide places where people can come and access free information on the many issues that concern people as they grow older, are in retirement or caring for someone.