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Visit Rand Aid’s all-new website

Rand Aid has revealed its slick side, with a brand-new website offering current and prospective residents and frail care and rehab clients all the information they need to know about the non-profit organisation. “While Rand Aid has entrenched itself as one of South Africa’s leading retirement...

Active elders on the move…

Retire has become ‘refire’ as many of today’s 60-somethings, the Boomers, create lively communities and are not only changing the rules of the game, but the game itself. The retirement landscape is changing, and it has a great deal to do with a generation that shies away from the concept of...

New retirement village on the Glendower Golf Course

Work continues to make Rand Aid’s new retirement village a reality, albeit at a very slow pace due to the impact of COVID-19 regulations on the processing of the Town Planning application. “We trust that the change to Alert Level 1 will have a positive impact on the availability of officials ...

How to stay healthy in COVID-19

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that eight out of ten deaths from COVID-19 have been among adults age 65 and older. The increased risk is explained primarily due to the immune system changes that occur with age. And those suffering with a chronic illness also puts the...

Dementia expert’s comforting words for loved ones

Social worker and dementia expert Debbie Beech explained how emotionally charged the decision is to place a loved one in a care centre, when she took part in a panel discussion on aging on September 17, as part of eNCA’s health and science focus hosted by Uveka Rangappa. The programme was aired...

Let’s Talk About Dementia by Hendrik Baird…

I remember my great-grandmother quite well. Even though I was very small, she made a big impression on me. But as I grew up, I found I couldn’t have a conversation with her. Her mental capacity was that of a small child, even though she once was a powerful and strong woman. I was made …

COVID-19 vaporised at Thornhill Manor

Thornhill Manor resident Rudi Waage (pictured) takes up arms against the coronavirus. After extensive research, the village committee of the Rand Aid-run retirement village in Modderfontein decided to purchase an industrial fogger to sterilise communal areas. The fogger vaporises hypochlorous aci...

Contagions brought to book at Thornhill Manor

Thornhill Manor retirement village’s motto is ‘People Matter Here’ and with the coronavirus pandemic having restricted people’s social lives, the village had to find ways to safely enable residents to fill their days with enjoyable activities. “It is vitally important to ensure that our...

Snooker offers pockets of pleasure

Going on retirement after decades of purpose-filled days at the office can leave people feeling a little lost. That is why Rand Aid retirement village Thornhill Manor, situated in Modderfontein, Johannesburg, offers retirees a host of ways to keep themselves busy and challenged, including a recen...

Thornhill Manor’s ‘people matter’ approach

People matter at Rand Aid retirement village Thornhill Manor, which is why the phrase ‘People Matter Here’ has been adopted as the village motto. It was coined by the new village chairman, Dr Dave Webster, who discussed it with the rest of the village committee. They decided it would be a gre...