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Social workers’ critical role in the times of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the important role of social workers in society. Gone are the days of social stigma attached to the involvement of social workers. Rand Aid social workers Sue Prior, Debbie Beech and Ulricka Beukman fulfill the role of Community Care Co-ordinators in the reti...

The Belvedere Group on Carte Blanche – “Indebted to the Dead”

Carte Blanche, in the week of 10th February 2021, ran an investigative feature on the Belvedere Group, titled ‘Indebted to the Dead’, relating to claims of outstanding payments to families of deceased Life Rights owners from the sale of their loved ones’ properties. Carte Blanch...

Subsidised Old Age Homes Western Cape

The South African government provides subsidised old age homes Western Cape based for seniors needing 24-hour care. If you or your loved one is over 60 or 65 for females and males respectively, they could qualify for this government initiative. Apply directly to the individual old age homes. Here...

Rand Aid’s new Glendower development

Zabeth Zühlsdorff, Rand Aid’s GM: Services and Advance Division, says interest remains high in the NPO’s proposed development at Glendower. “We are encouraged by the continued interest in our proposed Glendower development and by all the people who have phoned us for a progress update. Dur...

Here’s how retirement communities are adapting to a Covid-19 world

The world changed in 2020 and it’s unlikely it will ever look the same again. This is especially true of the retirement sector. Many South African retirees have been forced to reassess their priorities and adjust their daily lives to reduce the risk of exposure to the disease and to deal with t...

The benefits of retirement village living for active retirees

Let’s face it, retirement isn’t what it used to be! As a Baby Boomer, you can expect to live 10 to 25 years longer than your parents did, and there’s a good chance you’ll be healthier and more physically active than they were at the same age. But that doesn’t necessarily mean you’re k...

Life Right

What is a Life Right?  Buying a Life Right can be viewed as the ideal way to purchase a home if you are of retirement age. The concept of Life Right is officially recognized by the Housing Development Schemes for Retired Persons Act 65 of 1988 so it is legally regulated. Buying a Life Right &hel...

Horizontal vs Vertical Retirement Living Options

You would be wrong to think that horizontal has anything to do with ‘lying down’ for the new breed of a retiree. Retirement in the future will have less to do with winding down and more to do with gearing up. The Silent Generation were happy to sit back and relax, spend more time in …

Retirement Property News from Kwa Zulu Natal – December 2020

Umdoni Point Retirement Village WOW!!! The development is now up and running on the beautiful Kwa Zulu Natal South coast. The Show house is complete and five other SOLD units are being built. Node one selling fast. Do yourself a favour and visit the beautiful development in Pennington. Facilities...

Retirement Property News from Gauteng – December 2020

Care in Midstream The holiday season is just a few weeks away! Care in Midstream offers Short Term Care for Assisted Living, Frail Care and Dementia & Alzheimer’s Care. This is a perfect solution for families who wish to take a break from daily routines. Care in Midstream provides a loving ...