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Retirement Living

April 2019

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Retirement Living

April 2019

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< 1 min readSouth African retirees have come a long way – and are going a long way. Rather than banish themselves to the local old age home to toil over macramé, those with adequate financial resources are increasingly slipping on their Raybans, waving sayonara and flying off into the sunset.

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Navigating the World of Property (Literally)

< 1 min readWhen chatting over the dinner table you often hear ‘yeah, property in Portugal is doing great’, or ‘you really should be looking at the UK now’. But how do we as South Africans enter the offshore market?

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How We Got Here from There

< 1 min readFrom Sumer to Vredendal, two Thursdays more than seven centuries apart play a serendipitous role in the emergence of South Africa’s cheese industry.

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Feathering your Retirement Nest

< 1 min readThere are many ways to invest for your retirement years and, even though you may contribute to a compulsory company pension or provident fund, you should most definitely not be content with just that.

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Blazing New Trails

< 1 min readServest Landscaping, with over 4,500 people, 57 horticulturists, and 600 years of combined industry experience, has recently used its expertise and technology to successfully partner with two high-profile clients on their exciting and challenging ecological restoration projects.

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Outstanding Outsourcing

< 1 min readThe quality of a retirement community is measured by its care, and the quality of care is often determined by the quality of the staff. So, whether you’re looking to hire permanent or temporary nursing staff or to upskill your employees, Procare Operations (Pty) Ltd. is your go-to, one-stop solution.

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Choosing a Retirement Village

< 1 min readRetirement villages – or lifestyle estates, as they are now being called – are popping up like (Barberton) daisies throughout South Africa, all with promises of enjoying the best years of your life in surroundings brimming with all the bells and whistles.

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Beyond Bowls

< 1 min readThere was a time when retirement estates built bowling greens for the ‘more active’ residents, and something as daring as a tennis court or an outdoor pool was considered an unnecessary expense because – well – you know, old people don’t really do exercise.

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Squaring is Caring

< 1 min readBoredom is a killer. Ask any preschool teacher or any retirement facility manager and they’ll tell you that the worst thing they can do is let their charges get bored.

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Building Retirement Communities

< 1 min readPeople aren’t retiring like they used to. Instead, many are working longer out of necessity or from a desire to remain vital and engaged.

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Lombard’s Property Development Guarantees

< 1 min readLombard Insurance has close on 30 years’ experience in delivering guarantees across multiple industries.

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Style and Function

< 1 min readYour mind is sure you are 35, but sometimes your ears, eyes, hands and back tell you different, and a lot of the things you did with ease a few years ago may have become a challenge.

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Retire to the Coast. But Which Coast?

< 1 min readThe coast of South Africa is more than 2,500 kilometres long, it’s wild and tamed, rocky and sandy, restless and restful, and probably more varied than any coastline anywhere else in the world.

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Early Birds

< 1 min readA residential estate is a strange thing. First it’s a piece of land, then a plan and marketing concept, then a construction site, then a bunch of empty buildings.

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Scaling Down

< 1 min readAs retirement looms, it’s natural to begin reflecting on the past, but it’s not a time for doom and gloom. It’s the time to put the past behind you, and look at the new opportunities these changes bring.

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Active Ageing

< 1 min readForget the old age homes of the past. Today’s mature lifestyle estates offer residents an active retirement with customised healthcare options.

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Evergreen – Life Right Retirement Lifestyle

< 1 min readDrawing on its existing position as industry leader in the life right retirement community landscape, and leveraging the new financial muscle it developed in its transaction with PSG, Evergreen is rapidly expanding its retirement village footprint and setting new benchmarks for every aspect of retirement living.

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Zimbali Lakes Resort – Multigenerational Living at its Best

< 1 min readInternationally there is a trend towards multigenerational living, where sometimes three generations reside under the same roof – either for convenience or out of necessity due to the rising cost of living and unaffordable property prices.

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Family Community Living – Closing the Gap

< 1 min readThese days your age is not as relevant as your lifestyle, and the concept of retirement estates is changing to accommodate changing needs.

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How Old Can We Grow?

< 1 min readThere’s all this talk of how our population is ageing, and how the baby boomers are not ‘going gentle into that good night’ any time soon. But, really, how long can we live? And how will living longer affect society?

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