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Belvedere Group becomes RetireWell SA but more Life Rights contracts are breached…

It was in February 2021 when Carte Blanche interviewed self-declared wealthy retirement village and development mongers, Piet and Willem Steyn, who personally sit on the Trusts of the 12 retirement villages in the Belvedere Group… The excuse at the time for not honouring their contractual o...

Retirement villages – a move away from the concept of the aged home of the elderly.” 

The marginalisation of the elderly in western society is what drove the emergence of traditional old-aged homes, care, and rest homes. These facilities were medically oriented and institutional in nature, not far removed from mental asylums – places where older members of the family were se...

Remarkable Rand Aid residents who redefine the image of ageing

The image of seniors in rocking chairs staring day-long at the telly is as outdated as dial-up modems for connectivity and steering locks for vehicle safety. The World Health Organisation estimates that by 2030, one in six people in the world will be aged 60 years or over “The more candles on y...

The benefits of living in a retirement village: Why you should consider this lifestyle

As we age, the idea of downsizing or finding a place to settle down becomes more appealing. Retirement villages are an excellent option for those looking for a low-maintenance and community-based lifestyle. Here are some benefits of living in a retirement village you may want to consider. Communi...

Housekeeping teams dedicated to RSCC

Rand Aid’s Ron Smith Care Centre (RSCC) is rewarding its housekeeping employees for going above and beyond the call of duty! “RSCC housekeeper Portia Ngobeni initiated the idea of implementing a Housekeeping Team of the Month award, to honour our housekeeping employees for their hard work and...

Sub-acute care: A fundamental step into patient recovery

Acute vs. sub-acute care Acute care and sub-acute care are different medical terms used to describe either the duration, and or severity of an episode or the progress in continuum of care from one phase to another during the health journey. Acute care is often a shorter-term, often more severe an...

Why An ‘Age in Place’ Policy Is Being Embraced by A New Generation of Retirees

Why An ‘Age in Place’ Policy Is Being Embraced by A New Generation of Retirees People are living longer than before but we can’t outrun the health risks associated with ageing forever. The elderly are the demographic most likely to have a chronic illness, with 80% of over-65s  having at le...

RSCC enjoys the gift of giving on Mandela Day

Who said older people always need to be on the receiving end of community generosity? The residents and staff members of Rand Aid’s Ron Smith Care Centre (RSCC) were the ones who did the giving this Mandela Day when they baked cookies for a nearby youth centre. Busy hands and happy hearts chara...

Not your typical retirement apartment by Evergreen

You can ‘try before you buy’ these hotel-style suites  When you hear the words “retirement living”, what comes to mind? Perhaps a small, dark  room with oversized furniture occupied by a dispirited elderly person shuffling around in  slippers? Think again. Retirement living nowadays is...

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...