NEWS AND VIEWS

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


Let's Celebrate The Men In Our Lives This November!

Post by: Eastlands Estate, 16 Nov 2020

Like October is to breast cancer, November (or Movember) is to testicular and prostate cancer – a month in which awareness is raised about specific health issues affecting men. This is why we frequently see previously clean-shaven men sporting moustaches. (And let’s face it, many of us will be glad when December 1 rolls around and those...

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Emergency Preparedness for Seniors - How To Make Sure You're Ready For Anything

Post by: Eastlands Estate, 18 Oct 2020

If you have aging parents – or an elderly parent who lives on their own - it’s natural to be worried about how they would cope in an emergency. Or if you’re a senior yourself, you may be concerned that you don’t have a comprehensive plan in place of what to do in the event of a medical emergency, flood, or fire. It can be a...

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Helping You Understand The 5 Emotional Stages of Retirement

Post by: Eastlands Estate, 29 Sep 2020

When you’re working long hours and feeling tired and stressed, the thought of retiring – of finally being able to do what you want, when you want – seems irresistible. But as you get closer to that magical day, different emotions can come into play. Retirement is a major life change, and studies show that retirees experience a ra...

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Staying Healthy And Happy This Women's Month - And Beyond!

Post by: Eastlands Estate, 31 Aug 2020

August is Women’s Month. It also happens to be the month that a very special Eastlands’ “resident” celebrates their first birthday! Yes, it has been a whole year since our wonderful on-site restaurant, Flavor, first opened its doors, and now we can’t imagine how we possibly managed without it! Although Covid-19 restri...

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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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