About this site

The French may have got it right when they speak about the three ages of man: the Age of Learning ( when we study and prepare for a career), the Age of Working (our actual career) followed by the Age of Living (doing things that provide meaning and purpose to our life and which may even generate an income). Purpose and meaning are keys to successful living, with a life of monotonous leisure giving rise to firstly, boredom…..then pessimism…followed by declining health. Unless plans are already in place, the ‘Age of Living’ can be in danger of becoming an existence without purpose.

Living Longer, Ageing Well contains a distillation of pertinent and relevant information for the Baby Boomer and beyond, to add not only years to life, but even more importantly — to add life to years. It creates an opportunity to live the words of Robert Burns, the great Scottish poet, who said: “Come grow old with me, the best is yet to be”.

Meet the contributors

Prof Ian WisemanIan Wiseman is Professor Emeritus, Pharmacology, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. He is a consultant, writer and presenter on wellness and is the editor of an online Internet health information programme. His focus on ageing well has been a natural progression from one of his earlier research areas, which was drug therapy in the older patient. A presenter of talks and seminars on the topic of ‘Growing older, thinking younger’ he is also the author and presenter of a successful CD, Strategies for a Satisfying Retirement. He has a PhD in pharmacology having obtained an MSc in pharmacology from Rhodes University.

Prof Ilse TruterIlse Truter D Com., PhD is a professor in the Department of Pharmacy and is the Leader of the Drug Utilization Research Unit (DURU) at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. She is also responsible for driving the NMMU Institutional Research Theme “Health & Wellbeing”. Ilse has been the recipient on two occasions, in 2003 and 2013, of the Distinguished Pharmacy Teacher of the Year Award, awarded by of the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences in South Africa. She has also been the Faculty of Health Sciences’ Researcher of the Year on two occasions. Ilse has published widely on a variety of clinical topics, management aspects as well as complementary and alternative medicine.

Jeff WisemanJeffrey Wiseman is Head of Fiduciary Services at Momentum Wealth. He has 18 years‘ financial services industry experience where he has held various positions in legal advice, and estate and financial planning. Momentum Fiduciary Services offers wills, trusts and estate planning services to the clients of Momentums financial advisers. Jeffrey holds the qualifications LLB, LLM, Adv Tax Cert, Advanced Postgraduate Diploma (financial planning) and Dip (ITM). He is an admitted attorney and notary, a CFP professional and a full member of the UK-based Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

Roger WisemanRoger Wiseman is currently responsible for Health Policy Development and Clinical Governance at Liberty Health Holdings, a managed care company operating within the South African private health care sector. Roger’s experience in the arena of medicine policy development spans 12 years where he has focused primarily on the rational, cost-effective and affordable use of medicines within the private sector. Roger holds B.Pharm and M.Sc degrees from the University of Port Elizabeth (now the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Economics from the University of Cape Town.

Paul LeornardPaul Leonard is an executive director of Consolidated Financial Planning. He has become well known throughout the Eastern Cape for his daily personal finance insert called MONEY TALK on Algoa FM, which has been on air since October 1994. Paul was the national runner up of the Financial Planner of the Year awards in 2006.