Refirement Network :: June 2016


Dear Refirement Members

I have had an amazing month with many meetings, conversations and opportunities to share my passion about Refirement.

My collective dream of adding a million extra years into the economy through the skills and experience of the generation busy exiting the formal workplace can only ever be realised by a network of collective champions around me.

"Champions are made from something they have deep inside of them-a desire, a dream, and a vison." ― Mahatma Gandhi

Each of us can be a champion by taking responsibility for our choices, unpacking our skills and finding places where these can be valued.

This month we share stories of champions in society and ordinary people sharing their stories.

Warm Regards

Lynda Smith
Founder of Refirement Network. Wisdom Preserver and Connection Specialist.


Refirement Event
This month our dinner will be in the Northcliff area on the 30th June. We would love it if you joined us for a dinner with great conversation and some learning around a future where we have an extra season of life and how we need to plan for this gift.

Read more about the event here.



Career Transition

Why not take yourself on a journey of discovering what you want to do next? It does not happen overnight and is often difficult to unpack on your own. Invest in a career transition process with us so that you can continue to earn, save more and make a difference. Read more

Louis Meijer

I met with Louis Meijer this past month. He shared his vision with me and I asked him to write up his story as well as share his vision. His story can be viewed under Stories and his vision is shared here.

Refirement Champions

We have added a new section to the website under content called Refirement Champions. These are individuals who have taken their skills and passion and started movements. These movements allow us ordinary citizens to engage and join a movement that suits our own pursuit. Please take a look at the current listed champions and feel free to connect with any of them if you feel like offering your help. If you have any other suggestions of Refirement Champions please nominate them. A Refirement Champion is a person 50+ who is offering social change solutions and where ordinary people can engage to add value. Read more here.

Refirement Stories

There are at least 10 stories now listed on the web under Refirement Stories. I love to add stories of people who have reached a crossroads whether through retirement, retrenchment or a life changing event and learnt lessons and recreated a new career for themselves. We can all do this but it takes courage, time and often some lucky connections and synchronicity. Make a cup of coffee, sit back and enjoy. Read more here.




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