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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

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 villages get a redesign for the times

The rapid onset of COVID-19 brought with it a new way of thinking about the way that we do almost everything. Even in lower levels of lockdown, where much has returned to business as usual, there remains a need to practise increased hygiene and safety protocols to protect those who are most vulne...

Boom in retirement real estate

The world’s population is aging at an accelerating rate with people aged 65 years and over comprising a bigger share of the world’s elderly population. The dramatic growth in this population group has arisen from improvements in life expectancy and has implications for many countries around t...

Lockdown-hit retirement construction industry back on building sites

With the relaxation of lockdown restrictions, it’s back to work for the construction industry, one of our major economic contributors due to the labour-intensive nature of construction activities. In fact, it has been touted as one of the key sectors the government should prioritise to ramp up ...