NEWS AND VIEWS

Catch up on all the latest news coming out of Eastlands, including our official press announcements


Aging Without Children - Have You Planned For Your Later-Life Care?

Post by: Eastlands Estate, 28 Jul 2020

Louise took care of her elderly parents for years until they passed away within months of each other. She did their grocery shopping, helped clean the house, prepared meals and took them to their increasingly frequent doctor’s appointments. It was only after they were both gone that Louise, now in her late 50s and childless, suddenly thought ...

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Retirement In The Middle Of A Crisis

Post by: Eastlands Estate, 19 Jun 2020

There aren’t many areas of our lives that haven’t been affected – to a greater or lesser degree - by the Coronavirus pandemic. Everything, from socialising and shopping to working and travelling, has drastically changed. The financial markets too, have taken a huge hit, which has naturally made anyone with investments tied up in ...

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Keeping Our Residents Safe And Happy During Lockdown

Post by: Eastlands Estate, 08 Jun 2020

With South Africa now in Level 3 lockdown, life is slowly getting easier. We’re allowed outside more, we can more flexibly exercise outdoors and walk our dogs…things are definitely looking up! For the residents of Eastlands Mature Lifestyle Estate, the easing of restrictions means they are once again able to enjoy some of the many act...

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Meet the Manager: Darryl Grisdale, Estate Manager

Post by: Eastlands Estate, 27 Apr 2020

American author James Lane Allen famously said, “Crisis does not build character in leaders, it reveals it.” With the Coronavirus pandemic still in full swing, and South Africa still in lockdown, we’re all looking to our leaders – be they of our country, our company or, in the case of Eastlands, our Estate – for strong...

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Keeping Busy At Eastlands During COVID-19

Post by: Eastlands Estate, 23 Mar 2020

When thinking about retirement, many people dream of having time to pursue hobbies, spend time with grandchildren and finally travel to all those places they were never able to see while they were working. The reality for many however, is often very different – loneliness, a sedentary lifestyle contributing to ill health, and worries about fi...

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Why Buying a Property in a Retirement Estate is a Great Investment for Your Adult Children

Post by: Eastlands Estate, 24 Feb 2020

As adult children, being faced with our parents’ inevitable aging is not always easy. We’re not sure how it will affect them, or indeed us, or how dependent, or independent, they’re going to be. One thing’s for sure though, our parents will get older. Many will, at some point, need to move somewhere where they can be indepen...

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5 Reasons Why Seniors Should Keep on Learning

Post by: Eastlands Estate, 28 Jan 2020

We’d like to start off our first newsletter of 2020 by wishing you all a very Happy New Year! We hope you and your loved ones had a very blessed holiday. The residents of Eastlands certainly had a very festive season! We had a fully booked restaurant on Christmas Day, and again for New Years’ Eve, when the Rio Carnival came to town! Res...

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We're All About Festive Fun This Christmas!

Post by: Eastlands Estate, 11 Dec 2019

At Eastlands, we may be an estate for young-at-heart over 50s, but we’re looking forward to welcoming the sound of children’s laughter as our residents spend precious time with their families – and especially their grandchildren - over the festive season.   When children spend time with their grandparents, amazing things hap...

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Making the Most of your Money - Top Tax Tips for Retirement

Post by: Eastlands Estate, 19 Nov 2019

Retirement. The very word conjures up idyllic images of endless days spent doing all the lovely things you didn’t have time for when you were working. Travelling, spending time with your grandchildren or pursuing hobbies. And of course, retirement does mean all of these things and more – but only if you have the income to pay for all th...

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Keeping your Mind and Body Healthy - Discover the Best Hobbies to Enjoy in your Retirement

Post by: Eastlands Estate, 28 Oct 2019

Your retirement is the perfect time to discover new hobbies, or reignite your interest in old ones. During your working years, it was a challenge to find enough time to spend on the things you really enjoyed. Now that you’re retired however, time is your friend, so hobbies can once again be given the attention they deserve! Many studies, in f...

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