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Tuesday 6th August 2019 – Helping you through the unfamiliar, with Simon Head

Planning a funeral can be overwhelming, especially when you’re grieving the death of a loved one.

There are a number of details to take care of, from deciding what type of funeral you want, who you want to arrange it, to arranging funeral transport and choosing music and readings for the service. 

Simon Head and his family firm, Head and Wheble, have been there to support countless families over the past 90 years.

He joins me on the podcast to share his experience of funeral planning and give tips to listeners on how to arrange the ideal funeral at what can be a hugely distressing time.

Tuesday 13th August 2019 – Navigating the care system, with Jacqueline Berry

Paying for care is thought to be the second biggest financial commitment that we make during our lifetime, after taking our a mortgage.

Navigating the care market is, however, a minefield, so this adds to the financial pressure people feel.

Jacqueline Berry set up My Care Consultant to help people find the services they need, understand the funding available and secure any funding and, importantly, the long term security of your loved ones.

In our conversation, Jacqueline explains the difference between social care, NHS continuing healthcare and nursing care, which authorities are responsible for which type of funding, the application process, the 9 different ways to pay for care and how to find the most suitable care provider.

She explains how they work with individuals and qualified later life financial advisers to get the best possible outcome for you and your loved ones, as you navigate the care market

Tuesday 20th August 2019 – How Vanguard makes a stand for investors, with Neil Cowell

Vanguard is an investment company not quite like any other.

Vanguard was founded in the United States in 1975 on a simple but revolutionary idea: that an investment company should manage the funds it offers in the sole interest of its clients. This would lead to a fairer, lower cost investing model.

40 years and $3 trillion later, Jack Bogle’s vision remains strong and the firm continues to change outcomes for investors.

Neil Cowell joins me to share his thoughts on the biggest factors that influence a successful investing experience in retirement, the 4 investing principles and how Vanguard is structured to support this.

Neil looks after the UK sales division for Vanguard, which means he supports and educates the 13,000 UK financial adviser firms.

Tuesday 27th August 2019 – Dementia is not a cure crisis, it’s a care crisis, with Dr Noel Collins

Dr. Noel Collins has learned that most distress for people with dementia doesn’t come from the absence of some magic bullet. It comes from the challenges associated with care.

As an older adult psychiatrist, Dr Collins has vast experience in the field of dementia as a specialism within gerontology.

Gerontology is the study of ageing. We think about ageing as being a purely biological process. Actually, as we age, we’re influenced by many non-biological things; by social policy, by the law, by finances, and that also includes dementia. Dr Collins looks at dementia through a more sociological lens than a medical one.

Alongside Mary Collins (who appeared on The Retirement Café Podcast in May) he authored ‘The D-Word: Rethinking Dementia’, which covers the insights Dr Collins acquired from six years’ running a memory clinic.

Tuesday 3rd September 2019 – Understanding your State Pension, with Justin King & Rian Timmins

We are all currently eligible to receive the State Pension as we reach a certain age, which is known as the State Pension age.

There have been numerous changes to how you qualify for the full State Pension and when you will be able to draw on this valuable benefit.

Justin chats with Rian Timmins, Trainee Financial Planner at MFP Wealth Management, who explains all the rules, how to find your State Pension age, what you will receive and when you will receive it.

Rian explains how to top up your State Pension if you have missing years, in which situations you may need to do so and unravels the complexity of the State Pension rules.

Sod 70! Shake off the stereotypes and empower yourself, with Professor Sir Muir Gray

Professor Sir Muir Gray has worked in public health for 40 years, focusing on disease prevention (particularly helping people to stop smoking) and population ageing. 

He is a renowned leading Consultant in Public Health in Oxford University Hospital NHS Trust and a professor in the University of Oxford’s department of Primary Care Health Sciences.

Knighted in 2005 for his services to the NHS, he is known as a public health pioneer. In recent years, Sir Muir has gone on to publish a number of lighthearted books including ‘Sod Seventy! The Guide to Living Well’.

He joins me on the podcast to talk about why the word retirement should be banned, ‘Excessive Sitting Syndrome’ and what we can do to dramatically reduce our risk of serious illness as we age.

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