NEWS AND VIEWS

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Sectional Title vs Life Rights - Which Offers Over 50s The Better Deal?

Post by: Eastlands Estate, 30 Jul 2019

If you’re a home buyer under the age of 50, you’ve probably never heard of life rights. This is because it’s only a purchase scheme that facilitates the “buying” of property in retirement villages and other over-50s estates. There is always a debate raging in the mature property industry as to which offers the better d...

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Wouter De Vos - A Man Whose Story Will Bowl You Over

Post by: Eastlands Estate, 05 Jul 2019

We often read inspiring stories of people who overcome difficulties, disabilities or circumstances in their quest to achieve their dreams. Little did we ever think, however, we’d one day proudly be telling such a story about one of our very own residents. Wouter de Vos has been living at Eastlands Mature Lifestyle Estate for the past 2 years...

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Are Pets Good For Seniors?

Post by: Eastlands Estate, 28 May 2019

Getting older is often a time of significant change. Your children leave home, you retire from full-time work, and very often, decide to move from your long-time family home into something smaller and more manageable. Within a relatively short space of time, your life takes on a completely different look and rhythm. This can be stressful while you ...

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The Benefits Of Community Living For Active Seniors

Post by: Eastlands Estate, 29 Apr 2019

As an active older adult, you may feel you’re not quite ready for community living with other retired and senior adults. Yet there are actually many advantages of moving to a senior living community before you actually need assisted living, memory care or daily nursing. One of the main benefits of choosing senior community living w...

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Want to retire happy? Have fun!

Post by: Eastlands Estate, 07 Mar 2019

Growing old is mandatory. Growing up, however, is optional! We love that sentiment because really, whoever said aging and retiring was boring was quite wrong. Life’s what you make it, and retirement is no different, so rather make it fun and put those extra hours in your day to living (and loving) your best life as a retiree. For many peopl...

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Why inactivity is so detrimental to older adults (and what you can do about it)

Post by: Eastlands Estate, 15 Feb 2019

Ever heard of sitting disease? Neither had we, but we recently got the lowdown on this buzzword that is being used to describe the effects of physical inactivity and sedentary lifestyles. It is common for adults to slow down in their later years, especially after 65. However, with modern technology doing so many more tasks for us that we once did ...

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Looking to work after 65? Here's what you need to know

Post by: Eastlands Estate, 16 Jan 2019

Do you still feel young? Young in body, young in mind and young at heart? Still feel you’ve got what it takes to get up, get out there and take on the world in your own unique way? You’re not the only one! An increasing number of over 65s and even over 70s classify themselves as ‘younger’ older people. That is, they are &ls...

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Home for the holidays? At Eastlands, home is where the (happy) heart is

Post by: Eastlands Estate, 06 Dec 2018

The festive season is such a busy time of the year – putting up the tree, decorating your home, buying presents, wrapping presents, parties, braais…the festivities seem endless. Well, that is if you are part of a busy family unit with young children or a large social circle that pulls out all the stops to celebrate the season. However...

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The top 10 factors you MUST consider when buying a retirement property

Post by: Eastlands Estate, 13 Nov 2018

Are you over 50 and considering where you’re going to hang your hat in the near future? Choosing the home in which you will enjoy your retirement is one of the most important decisions you will have to make right now, at this point in your life. There are a lot of considerations associated with buying retirement properties, so it’s na...

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5 factors you must consider before you retire

Post by: Eastlands Estate, 24 Oct 2018

So, you’re 50+ and starting to think about retirement. But do you actually know what that means? These days people talk about rehirement – remaining actively employed beyond retirement age; refirement – pursuing activities that offer financial reward, intellectual stimulation and provide for your emotional and physical wellbeing; ...

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