Mind Your Own Retirement Episode 33

John and Kaye kick things off with a discussion with two recently retired fellows, former YourLifeChoices director David Fallick and his publisher pal Jeff Patchell.

Both of these blokes have hung up the boots – well, one boot each it seems, as both are semi-retired and today share their thoughts on the next big stage of their lives.

Next in we have David Helmers from the Australian Men’s Shed Association, in to talk about how the Men’s Shed organisations supports retired men, by giving them something to do with their hands and offering social and emotional support.

And Dr Ross Snow from the Australian Urology Associates discussed ‘down there’, including how to maintain good prostate health, manage erectile dysfunction and the most common health issues men face in their later years.

About David Fallick

After 32 years as a founder and director of Indigo Arch Publishing, parent company of YourLifeChoices, David has stepped aside so as to more fully indulge in some of his other interests. Prior to Indigo Arch, he strove long and hard to fail accounting three times, spent two years in the grey-funnel line, worked in ad sales on consumer magazines for all the major Australian publishers and, forty years ago, moved from his native Sydney to Melbourne for a “couple of months”. However, without doubt, his greatest achievements are a 37-year marriage to Kaye and being blessed with three wonderful offspring!

About Jeff Patchell

After 34-years of running his own publishing business, Jeff has over the past six months moved into semi-retirement mode.

He still has one leg in the business a couple of days a week for a while longer – and most every other hour has been spent painting and renovating the family home, something he always promised his wife Jenny he’d do.

He is now exploring his options and interests to plan his next 20 years, break the 9-5 office routine and throw out the paint brushes.

About David Helmers

Learn more about the Australian Men’s Shed Association at www.mensshed.org or email [email protected]

About Dr Ross Snow

Mr Ross Snow has been a consultant urologist in Melbourne for more than 30 years. He has a strong interest in all aspects of prostate cancer and has actively contributed to ongoing debate surrounding the screening and management of this condition. Mr Snow was the President of the Urologic Society of Australasia in 2006