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First local Veterans Cricket League hits Cape Town

The inaugural Veterans Cricket League for players over 40-years-old kicks off in Cape Town the week of 14 October 2019.  The intention is to develop veterans cricket and identify players who can be considered for future Over 50’s Cricket World Cups, the first of which was held in Australia in ...

The boomer generation and blurring down

Generational theory simply confirms how people were influenced by the major events and circumstances of their time. Attitudes derived from experiences of war, economics, employment and changing social realities. In addition, future generations bench-marked themselves against their parents, adopti...

Retirement Villages Durban

Retirement villages Durban offer warm, subtropical weather. The interior is green and lush, while the beautiful beaches offer golden sand, blue skies and tepid rolling waves. If you’re looking for a place to call home to retire in, consider this paradise city, with quiet, country-style neighbou...

Rand Aid team embark on journey of growth

Rand Aid staff embarked on a two-day journey of growth in June when they participated in a training workshop on how to implement and manage change in the complex world of caring for elders.  Staff representing management, nursing services, social work, recreation and occupational therapy, ho...

How do you downsize for retirement?

When it comes to retirement, one of the most dreaded phases is that of downsizing. Instead of spending time planning on living a stress-free life, retirees often struggle to cope with the decision to sell a home they have spent a lifetime in. But that does not have to be the case. Downsizing can ...

Rand Aid to build new lifestyle village

Rand Aid Association, through its development arm, the RA Welfare Development Trust, has acquired a magnificent 81 000m² piece of land at Glendower Golf Club for the development of a 120-unit secure lifestyle retirement village. The Glendower property is in close proximity to Dowerglen, Dunvega...

Retiring socially

When planning for retirement, our main focus is usually a financial one. And rightly so. But, beyond the funds required to live out one’s golden years, there is also the matter of what a person is actually going to do during retirement. Too often, the social aspects of retirement are only addre...

Rand Aid’s community care philosophy: Person-centred care

Happy, healthy and well-balanced residents who live full, productive and meaningful lives is at the heart of Rand Aid Association’s approach to the care of elder persons. The non-profit organisation runs four retirement villages and two care centres in and around Lyndhurst and Modderfontein and...

Putting the care back in frail care

Healthcare issues loom large in later years when illnesses linger and can result in loss of control over daily living. At these times, families have the daunting task of choosing a frail care facility that will take care of their loved ones with the same love and compassion as they would have if ...

How the human touch permeates a retirement village

Typically, when people think about retirement, thoughts turn to an old-age home with unfriendly staff, poor quality meals, and hospital-like conditions run to military precision. And yet, the truth could not be further from this stereotype. Retirement living has become big business, especially th...