10 Behaviours to enjoy your retirement years

Eliza Hartley wrote on the 14th of May 2024: “People who genuinely enjoy their retirement years usually adopt these 10 behaviors.” “Retirement can be either a joy or a burden. […]

When older adults lack a sense of purpose

Assisting Hands Home Care wrote on the 20th of October 2017: “We all want to make a difference in the world and to feel that our lives have meaning. Yet […]

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‘Unretirement’ trend grows as older South Africans head back to work

Janice Masencamp from Bizzcomunity.com writes: “Here’s the good news. We’re living longer than ever before, and enjoying a better quality of life, while we do. The bad news is that […]

The Longitude Prize on Dementia

HELPING PEOPLE WITH DEMENTIA RETAIN THEIR INDEPENDENCE “Dementia is not a natural part of getting older. Dementia is caused by different diseases that affect the brain, which mainly affects people […]

Hobbies to try in Retirement

The day you’ve been waiting for has finally arrived. You’re retired and have plenty of free time. However, if you’ve devoted 40 or more hours a week to building a […]

How to structure your day in retirement

Will Craig, Founder and CEO of ELDR, wrote the following article, published on 19 March 2023, on the Travel Awaits website: 10 Tips For Structuring Your Day In Retirement “The […]

Is it a good idea to move into a retirement village?

Jason Appel wrote on Moneyweb on 21 Oct 2022: “Should I move into a retirement village? The factors to consider, and what to know about the ownership deals you will […]

A new podcast series: Red Wine & Blue Jeans

Founded, sponsored and hosted by Rob Jones from Shire Retirement Properties and Lynda Smith from Refirement Network, Red Wine & Blue Jeans, is a 6-part series of podcasts that explores […]

The clubhouse in a lifestyle and retirement village

As todays’ retiree’s lifestyle preferences continue to change, retirement offerings will have to adapt. The major difference between the former traditional retirement properties and those being developed today boils down to […]

Working from home could impact your retirement plan

WellCents wrote: “If you’re working from home during the pandemic, and the “new normal” becomes permanent, you should contemplate how this change could affect your retirement strategy. First, it’s important […]

How retirement living developers can design for inclusion of the visually impaired

Developing sophisticated retirement villages for a growing market is a specialist field. Retirement living developers need to understand the lifestyle, challenges and preferences of the aging population. One of many […]

Heading for retirement?

Heading for retirement? A psychiatrist’s advice for maintaining wellbeing Netcare Akeso – Media Release Taking an active interest in maintaining general health and wellbeing in one’s golden years should include paying […]

Types of property ownership in retirement

IOL’s Palesa Tlholoe, wrote the following article in the April 2022 edition of Money Mag. Palesa wrote: “Retirement villages are governed by the Housing Development Scheme for Retired Persons Act, […]

When is the right time to move into a retirement village?

Money Mag’s Martin Hesse wrote in the April 2022 issue: “WHEN’S THE RIGHT TIME TO MOVE INTO A RETIREMENT VILLAGE?” “Moving into a retirement community is a big decision for […]

A positive environment for residents and future buyers is key to create a happy estate

Estate Living’s Zeenat Moosa Hassan wrote: “Creating a happy estate community is essential. Happy residents enhance the estate’s reputation creating greater demand for homes which pushes up property values. Here […]

The 20 Fastest Growing Jobs in the Next Decade

On 13 September 2021, visualcapitalist.com published ‘The 20 Fastest Growing Jobs in the Next Decade’ written by Jenna Ross: “How is the Job Market Shifting Over the Next Decade? The […]

Empowered Direct Care Staff: Lessons from the Green House Staffing Model

Susan C. Reinhard, Edem Hado, Barbara Bowers, Susan Ryan & Marla DeVries, wrote on 19 January 2022, for AARP: LTSS Choices: Empowered Direct Care Worker: Lessons from the Green House Staffing […]

Project Scaffold: Revising the approach to Care Services within the older population of South Africa

 We are excited to share with you Project Scaffold. Work commenced last year to address the need to urgently explore a new approach to care services in South Africa. The […]

The changing world of retirement living

Lynda Smith is the CEO of 50+ Skills and Refirement Network – a business involved in helping organisations and Individuals 50+ to understand the opportunities and challenges that the future […]

Why Retirement Lifestyle Villages are a lifeline to elderly people battling COVID-imposed isolation

“As the socio-demographic group most at risk of falling severely ill or even dying after contracting COVID-19, there’s no doubt that the over-60’s has been the worst affected by the […]

These are the bad things about early retirement that no one talks about

Marketwatch’s Sam Dogen published the following article on Oct. 13, 2019: “These are the bad things about early retirement that no one talks about. Welcome to your identity crisis… For […]

Afraid to retire, even though you can afford to?

Kara Duckworth, CFP®, CDFA® wrote on March 26, 2021 for Kiplinger: Help! I’m Afraid to Retire, Even Though I Can Afford to “Actually retiring may be the hardest part about […]

The different phases of retirement

Investopedia’s Julia Kagan and Marguerita Chenge wrote on 18 February 2021: “Retirement isn’t just one phase of life but multiple phases, especially with today’s increased life expectancy and retirements that […]

Freedom, friendship and fitness in retirement

After more than a year of living in a pandemic, many are experiencing heightened levels of physical and mental stress as the constant health risks and financial insecurity continue to […]

If You Live to 100, You’ll Need More Than Money

John F. Wasik wrote on March 6, 2021 for the New York Times: “If You Live to 100, You’ll Need More Than Money – The number of centenarians in the U.S. […]

Retirement Village patriarchy 

Patriarchy is a social system in which men hold primary power and predominate in roles of political leadership, moral authority, social privilege and control of property. My daughter will be 18 years old […]

Reasons to start a business in retirement

ENTREPRENEUR LEADERSHIP NETWORK  writer – Connie Inukai, wrote the following on January 22, 2021: “If sitting around just isn’t your thing, then retirement is the perfect time to live out […]

Changes coming to retirement villages

Bonnie Fourie from www.property360.co.za wrote on the 26th October 2020: CHANGES COMING TO RETIREMENT VILLAGES “Modern villages are following the worldwide trend towards professionally managed home-based care to allow retirees […]

Practice makes perfect when it comes to retirement

Rightwealth Advisors recently wrote “Retiree in Training: Practice makes perfect when it comes to retirement” “Are you ready to retire? Are you sure? Think about it before you say, “Yes! […]

The key to retirement well-being, is to develop a diversified “life portfolio”

Steve Vernon wrote “Secrets Of A Successful Retiree: From A Retirement Professional” for Forbes online. He writes: “What are the retirement planning strategies that an internationally recognised retirement expert successfully […]

What to do with your time when you retire

Some choose retirement, and some have retirement thrust upon them. When it comes to figuring what to do with the decades of free time facing modern retirees, why not take […]

Advice to down-scaling couples

A resident – Marius Kritzinger, who lives at The Somerset Lifestyle and Retirement Village, wrote the following: “What advice can my wife and I share with those who are thinking […]

Major stressors in retirement

Craig Torr wrote an article for Moneyweb titled: Six major stress factors in retirement and how you can reduce anxiety through effective retirement planning. Craig wrote: “While many people dream […]

Is early retirement what you think it is?

Chris Mamula wrote an article for MarketWatch: “Nearly 2 years into early retirement, here’s all that I’ve gotten wrong.” Chris wrote the following: “All I feel comfortable predicting now is […]

The Japanese doctor who lived to 105

The goals of improved health and financial security are to live longer and, presumably, more fulfilling lives. Increases in longevity have certainly been impressive and has been a trend worldwide. […]

Now that’s rock ‘n’ roll!

Brigit Grant From Jewish News, wrote on July 12, 2020, 6:32 pm: “Now that’s rock ‘n’ roll! Care home residents recreate iconic album covers Sydmar Lodge residents in Edgware pay […]

Americans’ Retirement Outlook Largely Intact

Gallup‘s reporter Lydia Saad, wrote on 28 April 2020, that Americans’ retirement outlook is largely intact. Most still expect to rely on Social Security, 401(k) for retirement Slightly more say part-time […]

Coronavirus: War veteran, 99, wanted to raise £1,000 for NHS – he’s currently on £8m

On Wednesday 15 April 2020 21:41, (UK), SkyNews and Chiara Fiorillo from The Mirror, wrote: Tom Moore has described health service medics as “heroes” and now he’s raised millions for […]

How to help older people through the COVID-19 pandemic

Kate Whiting (Senior Writer, Formative Content) for the World Economic Forum, wrote the following article that was published on 12 March 2020. An expert explains: how to help older people […]

Search dogs being trained to hunt down dementia patients who go missing

The Daily Mirror‘s Danny Buckland wrote on 2 March 2020: Lowland Rescue in Swindon, Wiltshire, is training dogs as part of the Search Dog Heroes initiative, which will help the […]

Living a life well lived

Growing Bolder’s Bill Shafer wrote and produced a documentary about Sky Bergman who grew up with her grandmother and considered her one of her best friends and most important influences. […]

Elderly mom died and left her money & assets to a friend that cared for her

“I can’t believe mum left all her cash to a friend who cared for her.” Daily Mirror’s Coleen Nolan helped this struggling single woman who is ‘hurt and confused’ after […]

Opinion: 10 retirement lessons from a retired retirement pro

Richard Quinn from Market Watch wrote on Dec 7, 2019: “Opinion: 10 retirement lessons from a retired retirement pro.” For the better part of 40 years, I spent a great […]

Tips to help you retire when you want to

Business Insider’s Liz Knueven writes about 8 pieces of advice to help you retire when you want, according to people who have done it, on the 5th February 2020. To retire […]

An unusual approach to architectural design to help the elderly with mental problems

Robertas Lisickis, BoredPanda staff member wrote in his article: This Nursing Home For The Elderly With Mental Problems Took An Unusual Approach To Design None of us can honestly predict […]

Redesigning Retirement for Longer Working Lives

This article was written by Martine Ferland and published on LinkedIn on 23 January 2020. The 2020 World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos is winding down but earlier today I […]

SA has only 3 psychiatrists specialising in old-age

SA has only 3 psychiatrists specialising in old-age This article was first published by health24 on 13 August 2018. The WHO Global Health Observatory data estimates that there is one […]

The valuation of Life Right occupation in retirement villages

This article was first published on the 14th of March 2016 by PPE Valuations. Retirement village developments can generally be defined as usually including a mix of independent living units […]

Becoming an ageing society will challenge both the country’s fiscal stability and the dream of ending poverty

First published by ISS Today The wave of global ageing that has spread across Europe and East Asia is lapping at the shores of countries in the Global South. In the […]

Important lessons about success, money and happiness

Sergio is 78 years old, have been married to the same woman for 50 years and a proud parent of two daughters. Sergio and his wife are also grandparents, of […]

Residents choose the best candidate for the role as Deputy Care Manager

Residents choose the best candidate for the role as Deputy Care Manager An architect and author who has lost his sight, a retired school teacher, and a former member of […]

1 October is the International Day of Older People

International Day of Older Persons – 1 October Older people have always played a significant role in society as leaders, caretakers and custodians of tradition. Yet they are also highly vulnerable, […]

Retirees want to downscale without sacrificing their lifestyles

The desires of today’s retirees to maintain their independence, work longer and manage their own health are the reasons behind the growing evolution of retirement property. And as their lifestyles […]

Is independent living the right choice for you?

Interested in moving to a retirement home or retirement community? Explore your options and learn how to make the best choice for your needs. What is independent living? Independent living […]

Global Ageing Network members serving the aged

A few Global Ageing Network members share their thoughts on challenges and successes in serving the aged in their own countries. Care for older adults does not occur in a […]

What the retirement default regulations mean for you

This article first appeared in Personal Finance Magazine : 2nd Quarter 2019 “What the retirement default regulations mean for you Despite contributing to a retirement fund throughout their working lives, […]

Living wills: a must have

This article first appeared in Personal Finance: 1st Quarter 2019 “The issues surrounding your right to a dignified death are relevant to Janet Hugo, whose husband was diagnosed with a […]

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Planning for incapacity: Dementia in Focus

As improvements in medical science and technology allow us to live longer, incapacity – both physical and mental – is becoming a growing local and global problem. Contrary to popular […]

Frail Care: What you should know

This article was first published in the first-quarter 2015 edition of Personal Finance magazine.  Laura du Preez writes: “Healthcare issues loom large in later years when illnesses linger and can result […]

The 7 dimensions of wellness

The concept of wellness moves the definition of health and well-being away from a mindset based in the management of disease and into the areas of prevention and proactive strategies. […]

Ageism disappears when young and old spend time together

Mixing younger and older people in various settings, combined with educating younger people about the ageing process and its misconceptions, works quickly to reduce ageism. A new study has found […]

Is a life right right for you?

Personal Finance: 4th Quarter 2018 – Life rights by Roz Wrottesley As the retirement village market grows, so do the options for securing your place in one. Buying a life right […]

Matters for consideration when preparing to purchase into a retirement village

Download Checklist   PART 1: WHERE TO START? Have you consulted available guides to retirement villages? Few are available in South Africa, however the availability of Google Search provides ample […]

When retiring, live the kind of life that works for you

Today there is lots of information available to anyone who is overwhelmed by the idea of retiring. The internet, books and magazines give you ideas about what to do, what […]

Trends affecting the retirement industry and how to address them

The retirement industry is a growing industry.  As with any growing industry it is vital to take stock of what is happening, what are the potential problem areas and brainstorm […]

Decide as soon as feasible to move to your chosen Retirement village

An acquaintance wrote this about their parents and the decision to move to a retirement village/community: In the end, we regret the decisions we waited too long to take. We […]

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