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The Association of Independent Retirees

GO55s is proud to announce our affiliation with The  Association of Independent Retirees (A.I.R.).

MY BATHROOM NIGHTMARE!

GRANDMOTHER TELLS OF HER FOUR-HOUR ORDEAL LOCKED IN A ‘CONCRETE VAULT’ By JOHN McNAMEE A 73year-old grandmother who spent a terrifying...

What’s gone out with the dodo?

Has anyone heard this expression lately: “Now kids, keep the noise down, we don’t want to disturb the neighbours.” Or this one: “Da...
HEALTH AT RISK…HUGE PRICE RISES A SERIOUS BLOW FOR THE AGEING

HEALTH AT RISK…HUGE PRICE RISES A SERIOUS BLOW FOR THE AGEING

OLDER PEOPLE FORCED TO CUT BACK ON MEDICAL AND ESSENTIAL SERVICES NEWS ANALYSIS BY JOHN McNAMEE Alarming new statistics released recently sh...

Digging Up The Golden Sands Of Time!

JOHN McNAMEE LAMENTS THE PROPOSED DESTRUCTION OF A WORLD FAMOUS ICON WE were sitting at our favourite outdoor Bondi beach coffee shop the ot...

Why I’m In The Basement When It Comes To Bargain

It’s a well-documented legend that in 1626 a crafty Dutchman called Peter Minuit paid the Native Americans the paltry sum of 60 guilders i...

Skin needs to breathe too

Naturism has been around in one form or another since 1778 when it was promoted as a hygienic and healthy style of life.

PORTRAIT OF THE LEGEND AS A YOUNG SURFER

JOHN McNAMEE RIDES A WAVE OF NOSTALGIA ON THE NSW SOUTHCOAST IT was the muscular blond figure standing in front of a “quiver” of enormo...

Why i’ts a tradie’s world out there!

John McNamee holds his nerve and copes with an ‘on-going’ project YOU get the long-awaited phone call: “They’ll be there bet...

Naturism

Naturism has been around in one form or another since 1778 when it was promoted as a hygienic and healthy style of life.

WHY DON KEEPS GETTING THE JUMP ON LIFE….

  TIME TRAVELLER: 90-YEAR-OLD DON GRENVILLE ENJOYS THE SUN AND SURF NEAR HIS SYDNEYHOME IN BETWEEN HIS WORLD TRIPS As Don Grenville wa...

THE DAY THE WALL CAME DOWN…….!

JOHN McNAMEE DIGS HIMSELF OUT OF A MOMENTOUS MOMENT IN BACKYARD HISTORY At first we didn’t mind when a few things started appearing in th...

WHY I’M LURKING AROUND THE LOCAL LIBRARY AGAIN!

By John McNamee I remember the first time I ever went into a library.

WHY WE WERE TOASTING THE LONG LOST GLORY DAYS…

By  JOHN McNAMEE I was having lunch with a few old journo cobbers recently at the Manly Wharf Hotel and discussing the old times.

SURF ORDEAL COULD HAVE CRIPPLED HIM FOR LIFE…..

BUT A RETIRED SCHOOL PRINCIPAL THANKS SURF LIFESAVERS AND MEDICS FOR SAVING HIM FROM LIFE IN A WHEELCHAIR John McNamee reports AS they care...

KNOCK KNOCK!! IT’S A BAD JOKE FOR OLDER AUSSIES

JOHN McNAMEE REPORTS ON SOME VITAL ISSUES AFFECTING OUR AGEING POPULATION Vulnerable older Australians have lost out badly in a move which c...

WHEN IT COMES TO TV, IT’S THE SPORTING LIFE FOR ME!

JOHN McNAMEE reports from his well-worn armchair MOST of us at some stage of our lives wish we could be someone else….just for the d...

BOOMERS’ BONUS IN THE BILLIONS!!

SPECIAL REPORT BY JOHN McNAMEE JUNE’S daughter was shocked. “But Mum, you can’t be serious, you CAN”T be selling your car!” “Wel...

BIG-HEARTED BIKERS DIG DEEP FOR A GOOD CAUSE

THE CHAPTER OF CHARITY! John McNamee reports A special group of “bikies” on the NSW far north coast has every right to be called “Ange...

NEAR-MISS ON THE NULLARBOR…

JOHN McNAMEE TALKS TO A VINTAGE MOTORBIKE RIDER WHO HAD A NARROW BRUSH WITH DEATH DURING AN HISTORIC ROAD RALLY HEAVY rain was pelting down...