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First-of-its-kind retirement along KwaZulu-Natal’s North Coast

22 February 2020

Presenting a first-of-its-kind luxury retirement with active care along the North Coast of KwaZulu-Natal. Brettenwood Life presents pet-friendly studio, 1 and 2-bedroom apartments from R1,6 million. Over the last few years, retirement estates have evolved from being merely a basic lifestyle estate with security and …

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Introducing St John’s Village

12 February 2020

Following the announcement of the best places to retire to in the world for 2020, we want to make sure that you gain access to KwaZulu-Natal’s best areas that are ideal for retirement. Tucked within the sought-after area of Howick, a charming countryside region of …

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Smart retirement living

21 January 2020

When things were simpler… The question is, were homes a lot simpler to run and maintain before? Through the influence of the Internet of Things (IoT) and smart living trends, developers are creating retirement opportunities that create effortless lifestyles. While it may be something new …

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Redefining the word ‘old’

15 January 2020

Riding on life Robert Marchand, a French cyclist known across the world, has recently hung his helmet up for competitive cycling at the age of 106-years of age. His record-breaking pedalling across about 22km in an hour, at the national velodrome in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, was one …

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Fit for retirement

7 November 2019

Fitness plays a vital role in your overall well-being. From reducing heart attack and stroke, depression to loneliness; there are numerous reasons why you need to make exercise a part of your everyday living. KwaZulu-Natal has an array of public and private community-based, energising groups …

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Fun family outings

7 November 2019

This time of the year is filled with fun family time and festive cheer. Be sure to enjoy one of the many activities happening in and around KwaZulu-Natal and embrace the beautiful coastline living.   KZN Philharmonic Orchestra Christmas is only a few weeks away; …

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A lifestyle for retirement

1 November 2019

One of the major concerns, when reaching retirement, is how to maintain the lifestyle you have been accustom to for so many years? While you don’t want to reverse years of hard work, sometimes looking at maintaining the lifestyle you are accustomed to is not …

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Must-try Durban eateries

2 October 2019

“One cannot think well, love well and sleep well if one has not dined well.” – Virginia Woolf Durban is home to an array of cultures and with that brings a wide range of foods to try and eat. We take a look at some …

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Live whole-heartedly

2 October 2019

September is dedicated to heart awareness in South Africa, and considering this, we want to ensure our community leads a heart-healthy lifestyle. We have outlined some important, preventative factors that should be included in your everyday life. Heart disease is a very serious issue in …

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South Africa’s healthcare future

22 September 2019

Each year brings about new proposed legislations that could possibly affect the quality of our lifestyles, especially for retirement. The National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill and Medical Schemes Amendment Bill are new, on-going proposed legislations that will revolutionise healthcare in South Africa. Along with security …

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Take your hobbies to the next level

3 September 2019

You’ve now traded in your eight-to-five work weeks with a life of leisure. KwaZulu-Natal has a number of events taking place that inspire creativity, active living and so much more. Find out how you can take your hobby to the next level. Avid readers unite …

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Retirement is what you make of it

3 September 2019

What is your dream for retirement? Is it to caravan across South Africa and explore roads less travelled, is it the perfect opportunity for you to get involved in a community upliftment project, or would you like to take on your hobbies more seriously? Having …

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Your retirement mentality

3 September 2019

Our research has shown that those of you over the age of 50 do not like the word ‘retirement’. In fact, many of you over 50 will not consider an estate if it has the word ‘retirement’ in it; even if it is on par …

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Adventure calls in KwaZulu-Natal

6 August 2019

From exhilarating hikes to seaside experiences, KwaZulu-Natal has an adventure that will suit you throughout the year. The extreme Take a walk along Moses Mabhida and see Durban on a whole new level. Looking for something a bit out of the ordinary, explore KwaZulu-Natal beaches …

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What makes a good retirement estate?

6 August 2019

When looking into retirement estates and villages, you would need to consider more than just a good location and well-placed security system. When hunting for the perfect retirement opportunity, you need to consider how it will fit in with your new lifestyle and how adaptive …

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TotalCare enters the KwaZulu-Natal market

6 August 2019

As the need for more retirement villages and estates grows, so does the need for specialised onsite care and equipped nurses. Onsite care remains one of the top requirements from our Retire KZN community. When looking for the ultimate residence to settle down in and …

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Winter warmth in KwaZulu-Natal

1 July 2019

  There is never a dull moment when you live in KwaZulu-Natal. The weekly markets, bustling restaurant vibes, regular outdoor adventures and busy beaches make this province a buzzing place to reside in. Find out what is coming up in the next month. A vibrant …

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Retirement opportunities that suit your needs

1 July 2019

There are so many options out there when it comes to choosing what retirement opportunity to purchase. The newer offerings have attractive lifestyles, some with their own Care Centre facilities on site; making the decision even more difficult to make. The best thing to do …

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Creating a sustainable retirement

10 June 2019

We all have a different retirement dream, some may want to live independently, but close to their family and friends, while others look to travelling or even using their time to make their hobby a business. Regardless of what your plan is, have you considered …

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Let’s have fun

16 May 2019

  The fun never stops in KwaZulu-Natal. Take a look at what events are coming up and make sure you schedule in some of these with your family and friends.   Go to the theatre Suncoast is a hive of activity this month, featuring Rhythm …

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Retirement Estates helping to curb depression

2 May 2019

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) reported in a Sunday Times article that ‘budgeting for mental health in South Africa, like the rest of the world, is extremely low given prevalence numbers. A 2014 report stated that just 4% of the national health budget …

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The perks of Life Rights

2 May 2019

A report by 10X Investments shows that only 6% of the South African population are able to retire comfortably, this is due to a general lack of understanding of important elements, such as the need for retirement savings that also keep up with inflation. As …

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