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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]