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A very special year….Senior Service’s 20th Anniversary!

By Clive Mantle 2022 is a special year for us at SeniorService! The year marks our 20th anniversary! YES, correct, SeniorService started in 2002 and we have been running our internet business since. For all of you who have only got to know us recently, here is the short story of our humble b...

New Life Community Services: 8 months Covid free record

When the reality of COVID 19 hit, few knew how to react, much less respond. Now as one reflects back on 2020 it has become the year that changed society, and how we go about our daily lives. This new normal has not come easy, especially for the frail and high risk among us. Yet …

Leading property developer forges ahead with four large scale developments amid SA’s perilous economic climate

Investment into South Africa has been less than encouraging (even pre-pandemic) and coupled with increased capital outflow in recent years, the economic outlook has been and continues to be dire.  Credit rating downgrades and the challenges brought on by Covid-19 have served to exacerbate th...

Why retiring in Constantia, Cape Town will be the best decision ever!

Overlooked by the Constantiaberg and Vlakkenberg peaks, Constantia is packed with an array of entertainment, beauty and glamour. From winding greenbelts to cosy wine tasting rooms, you couldn’t find a more natural, beautiful yet sophisticated place to retire. Need a reason to move here? Here ar...

Irene celebrates her centenary!

Ron Smith Care Centre resident Irene Watson celebrated her centenary on 8 September, with her daughter Fiona. Irene was born in 1921 in County Durham, England. Her father Richard was a farmer, while her mother Harriet assisted the local midwife. “I attended catholic junior school and was one of...

Marie celebrates her 99th birthday, after beating Covid-19 twice

Rand Aid Ron Smith Care Centre (RSCC) resident Marie Roberts celebrated her 99th birthday on 27 August. Aunty Marie, as she is fondly called at RSCC, contracted Covid-19 in both the first and third waves, and is renowned at the care centre as ‘a very strong lady who sailed through her second in...

Rand Aid celebrates its employees’ long and dedicated service

Rand Aid Association (RAA) recently held its annual Long Service Awards to celebrate its loyal and dedicated employees. 40 years’ service Mercia Sekgarametso was awarded for a phenomenal 40 years’ service at RAA’s Tarentaal retirement village. Mercia started working for RAA at the Bramley C...

How to Help Your Parents Plan for Retirement

It’s tempting to avoid discussing money with your parents, and it certainly becomes even harder as they near retirement.  As important as it is to have conversations around financial planning for your parents’ old age, the truth is that it can be awkward and sometimes emotional for many ...

Rising trend in multigenerational retirement estate living

People are living longer and remaining in better health, thanks to advances in modern medicine. Most of today’s baby boomers – people in their 60s & early 70s – are still living independent, active lives, with many still working in some capacity and looking for living conditions...

Ron Smith Care Centre spreads Mandela Day cheer

Rand Aid Association’s Ron Smith Care Centre (RSCC) residents and employees celebrated Mandela Day this year by writing postcards and delivering sweets to residents and staff at Rand Aid’s sister care centre Thembalami and the Max Ordman Deaf Association (MODA). Rand Aid’s senior nursing ma...