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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...

CPOA Annual Retirement Webinar

Retirement may not be top of your mind now, but retirement will be your future. As you grow older and evolve, your needs change. May it be physical, mental or financial needs they will CHANGE. Join us via webinar on Wednesday, 22 September 2021 at 9:30am to discuss your retirement plan . Giving y...

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...

Is Life Right a “Good Investment”?

While the Life Right model is a popular form of retirement ownership internationally, it is still a fairly new concept in South Africa. For this reason, people are often advised against purchasing life rights when considering their retirement options. If renting a property, paying the rent in adv...

Press Release: Harbour Bay Village has officially launched Phase 2

Cape Town, Western Cape, 15 June 2021 Phase 2 in the Cape’s most exclusive retirement development, Harbour Bay Village is now selling. The village represents a massive R 1 Billion investment into Simon’s Town and the surrounding area. Purchasers of a unit in Phase 2 of the village stand a cha...

Unravelling the Life Right Model when it comes to retirement – by Phil Wilson – Evergreen Lifestyle

Covid-19 has made South Africans acutely aware of the need to remain socially distanced from one another – and while their lives may depend on this, the resulting loneliness and isolation experienced by the elderly has created huge cause for concern.  Families living apart from elderly par...