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Dealing with the loss of your partner

 

A Ripple Spring 2022 article

It’s not something you ever want to consider, in fact, the mere thought might cause shivers down your spine or bring a tear to your eye.  But as we grow older, the thought of losing our partner becomes more and more of a reality.

A very sombre subject to consider, death, however, is an inevitable part of life. Watching your partner of many years pass away will leave you with a whole range of emotions, such as feeling helpless, guilty, or angry.

Some of us might be living with or facing the possibility of a partner that is terminally ill.  In this case, we not only experience grief, but we deal with anticipatory grief.  This type of grief can be experienced by both the loved ones of someone who is nearing death and the person who is dying.

You may have mixed feelings while a loved one is dying. You may hold on to hope while also beginning to let go and these emotions can be deeply painful.

You and your partner may have already started discussing the potential of one of you no longer being around anymore.  Or your partner may be having more and more health complications, which is alerting you to the inevitable. While nothing can really prepare you for the grief that arrives after a loved one passes away, it’s important to know that everyone deals with grief differently and there is no right or wrong way to show grief.

Over the years that you have been together, you have celebrated countless anniversaries and special moments together.  When that special person is no longer there, with whom you have shared so much, it leaves you feeling empty and lost.

Grief is a natural response to loss and can go for weeks, months or even years and everyone will respond differently.  You will undergo a range of emotions – sad, angry, anxious, shocked, regretful, relieved, overwhelmed, isolated, irritable, or numb.  Many of these reactions are not constant but instead tend to come in waves, often triggered by memories or occasions.

It is coming to terms with the transition of loss and the major changes to your day-to-day life, that you will find most challenging.

The physical and mental impacts of grief

Grief can have an impact on many different areas of your life, whether that is your physical or mental health, and on the way you live your life. It be compounded by social loneliness and isolation. Where living in your home was once a bustling and warm environment, but suddenly feels empty and cold.  It affects every aspect of your life, including your identity and your routine.  It is often a time of reflection about life, your philosophy and sense of meaning.

You can typically become fatigued or experience some physical symptoms such as headaches, body aches or flare-up of previous health conditions.  There is a likelihood that you may lose your appetite or have issues with falling asleep. Grief can also impact your immune system, making you more sensitive to common illnesses.

Seeking the help of a professional

The complex emotions associated with losing a loved one can be overwhelming and difficult to sort through on your own. Meeting with a licensed mental health professional, whether face-to-face or online, can help you come to terms with your loss and adjust to life without your spouse.

In addition to physical changes, you can become susceptible to depression or other mental health-related conditions. It can leave a person feeling that they have a persisting negative or low mood, withdrawal, a sense of hopelessness or, in general, not enjoying anything in life.

You might feel that you do not need to seek the help of a mental health expert and a general reluctance to seek help is compounded in many older adults who don’t believe they can change in later life, or that something as straightforward as talk therapy can make a difference at that stage.

The pervasiveness of these attitudes was clearly seen in one study in which 70% of adults 55 and older with mood and anxiety disorders did not use any mental health services. There were many reasons cited in the study, but chief among them was the belief that treatment wouldn’t help.

Negative attitudes toward psychotherapy pose deep barriers to engaging in treatment and getting better. These attitudes often stem from a disdain for aging itself, based on stereotyped views of older minds as in decline and incapable of significant change. People with pessimistic attitudes toward psychotherapy may sabotage any benefits when they resist the idea of therapy itself, or withdraw after only a few sessions if there is no significant progress. On the flip side, these same individuals do better when they understand how aging brings certain strengths that can be leveraged in psychotherapy.

Research into psychotherapy at all ages shows clearly and consistently that the payoff can be life-changing and often lifesaving.

“Dying of a broken heart”

Everyone knows the saying and we’ve all heard stories of couples passing away soon after their long-term partner has died. But can someone actually die from a broken heart? Technically, yes. Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy is the official name of the condition. Harvard Medical School reported that 90 percent of cases were women between the ages of 58 to 75.

A broken heart refers to extreme stress impacting the healthy function of your heart. Stress increases your heart rate meaning that your heart is working faster and when you’re exposed to this for a prolonged period, it can lead to premature death. The condition symptoms can include chest pain or shortness of breath, heart attack-like symptoms, or odd movements in the left ventricle of the heart.

Therefore, it’s important to grieve openly and confide with friends, family, and health professionals to help get you through this tough time.

The condition is often mistaken for a heart attack and can be treated during a stay in hospital. This usually involves supported care until the impacted ventricular function (the left side) returns to its normal state.  Beta-blockers and angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor drugs are commonly prescribed to help the recovery of the heart muscle.

How do you deal with the death of your partner?

If you are going through the difficult process of losing your partner, here are a number of ways to find support and try to clear your way through this difficult time:

  • Grieve in your own way. There is no set pattern, and everyone is different.
  • Take your time and give yourself space to come to terms with the loss.
  • Keep up a regular routine. Find comfort in the things that you can control and are familiar to you.
  • Reach out to people who can support you and avoid withdrawing from life as much as possible.
  • Try to get a good balance of time on your own and time around others.
  • Look after your physical health, eat healthy food, try to do regular exercise, get enough sleep.
  • Honour your loss. It might be by writing a journal of memories, writing letters, treasuring precious possessions, planting a tree, writing a song; whatever feels meaningful to you.
  • Be prepared for difficult events that trigger your memories and sadness. This may happen on anniversaries, birthdays, reunions or perhaps when you see reminders of what you have lost.
  • Don’t avoid mentioning the name of your partner or thinking about them. It’s important that you continue reminiscing on funny and cherished memories, as it can bring some form of relief.
  • You don’t have to know what to say. When someone close to you passes, it is completely okay not to know how to respond. Sometimes saying nothing but being there with others is the comfort you need.
  • Get a pet. If your spouse has recently passed on, the silence of an empty house can be daunting. If your lifestyle, health, and budget allow it, consider adding a four-legged friend to your household. A 2020 study published in The Gerontologist found that grieving spouses without a pet suffered greater levels of loneliness and depression than those who owned a cat or dog. Pets, with all their unconditional love, can give you a reason to get out of bed in the morning.

“The last thing that you want to hear is that life goes on.  And as hard as it may be, life does continue, albeit in a format that you could never foresee and can never quite prepare for.  May the memories and life that you have enjoyed together, bring you peace.”

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26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Frequently Asked Questions | Primary Healthcare

Oasis Life offers Primary Healthcare.  What Does this Mean? Our Oasis Life Clara Anna Fontein Clubhouse includes a Healthcare Suite consisting of a re...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Meet Neil Barry

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By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Selfcare in the time of a pandemic

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By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

What’s Up at Oasis Life: Winter 2020

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By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Oasis Life Clara Anna Fontein in Durbanville welcomes first retirement residents

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By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Ground broken on new Oasis Life Burgundy Estate development

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By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Living in a new-generation retirement estate: perception versus reality

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By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Travel the world – from your couch!

Travel the world - from your couch! Just because you’re at home does not mean that you can’t go anywhere. If you’ve always wanted to visit some of the...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Frequently Asked Questions | Let’s talk healthcare

Let’s Talk Healthcare    Does Oasis Life have frail care facilities? Oasis Life estates do not have frail care facilities, but all Oasis Life r...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Meet Allen Usher

You might have seen Allen’s contact details on an Oasis Life advertisement or social media post.  But who is Allen?  Allen Usher entered the property...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

On the Edge of City Living | Burgundy Estate

Your Retirement at Burgundy Estate With the suburbs of Cape Town to the south, the beaches of Milnerton and Blouberg to the west, and the winelands of...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

We Have a New Retirement Show House at Clara Anna Fontein!

Following the run-away success of the release of our first three show houses, we are very proud to announce that our new retirement one-bedroom showho...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Contemporary Designed Age-Tailored Retirement Homes

Without compromising on style and contemporary architecture, we carefully design our Oasis Life homes to ensure that every lay-out is practical and sm...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Healthy Eating as You Age

Why it’s Important to Look After Your Diet   Kim Tempest is a Functional Nutritional Therapist and practice from home in Kirstenbosch-Bishopscou...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

What’s Up at Oasis Life? Autum 2020

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By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Burgundy Estate – We Have Lift Off

We successfully launched our third Oasis Life retirement development on 21 November at Burgundy Estate in Milnerton. It was great to meet several visi...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Show Houses at Clara Anna Fontein

Clara Anna Fontein Successfully Launches Three Furnished Show Houses Located on the picturesque hills of Durbanville, Clara Anna Fontein - a farm stee...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Hospitality with a Smile

Meet the Hoteliers Behind the Hospitality Lifestyle at Oasis Life At Oasis Life, we’re promising a resort-like lifestyle with hospitality from the top...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

An Unforgettable Holiday – 5 Luxury African Destinations to Add to Your Bucket List

Asante Travel designs tailor-made experiences that submerge you in the beauty, magnificence and happiness of Africa and offer authentic, luxurious and...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

What’s Up at Oasis Life?

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By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Oasis Life Burgundy Estate

Introducing our retirement homes at Burgundy Estate, Oasis Life, is set in the successful Burgundy Estate. With the suburbs of Cape Town to the south,...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Clara Anna Fontein Show Houses

Show houses loading… The views are to die for and the calm, beautiful country setting is comparable to none. Less than 5km away from all modern amenit...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Fountain of Youth Hacks: Proving That Age is Just a Number

From the start, the Baby Boomer generation born between 1946 and 1964 embraced an anti-establishment attitude. Boomers came of age between two major w...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

You Have a Friend in Technology

It’s no longer novel to enjoy the company of your friends on Facebook or appreciate the ease of Instagram – after all, it was a baby boomer, Tim Berne...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

What’s up at Oasis Life?

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By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

What’s up at Oasis Life?

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By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Our Four Security Pillars

Oasis Life offers you peace of mind in four main areas, ensuring that all your requirements are taken care of. We want you to love your retirement and...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Fitness Myths Debunked

Conrad van der Merwe Biokineticist specialising in fitness for mature bodies. Conrad hails from Kimberley and qualified as biokineticist at the Univer...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Show Houses Loading

Set on the rolling hills of Durbanville, our three Oasis Life Clara Anna Fontein show houses are taking shape, as well as our clubhouse. We are busy c...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Next Generation Retirement

What is next generation retirement?  For decades 65 was the typical retirement age. Starting in their early fifties, but certainly by age 70, people w...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Welcome to Ripple

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By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Estate Living in Durbanville

The first thing that strikes you about Clara Anna Fontein is the vast open space. Panoramic views of cascading hills as far as the eye can see, with t...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Life & Legacy Planning

Providing an Optimal Investment Strategy into Retirement A legacy means different things to different people. To some of us, it is leaving your childr...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

What’s New: An Update on Oasis Life

Oasis Life Burgundy Estate Located in an 80-hectare lifestyle development bordering the De Grendel wine estate, Oasis Life Burgundy Estate will combin...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Community Spirit at Oasis Life Retirement Resorts

We also spoke with Annemarie Le Roux to learn about her Oasis Life retirement at Burgundy Estate. Here’s what Annemarie had to say: “Since joining ...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Living at Oasis Life Burgundy Estate

Ripple spoke to Oasis Life resident, Jane Schwerin, to get the scoop on retirement life at Burgundy Estate. Here’s what Jane had to say: “What init...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Retirement, reimagined

In an exclusive interview with Ludick and Helena Janse van Rensburg, who moved to Oasis Life Clara Anna Fontein in March 2022, we spoke about their re...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

You Hue!

How to use colour for peace, communication and happiness By Pnina Fenster   For as long as humans have existed, colour has been essential ...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

DOES MY BOOK LOOK SMART? Spring 2023

A Ripple Spring 2023 article   Killing Moon by Jo Nesbo If you thought you’d seen the last of detective Harry Hole, think again! He returns...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

ROOM TO BREATHE – Andrea Marais, Spring 2023

A Ripple Spring 2023 article Transitioning. Simplifying. Choosing. These are words that may evoke a mixture of emotions among those who understand...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

10 EASY WAYS TO FEEL BETTER, Spring 2023

A Ripple Spring 2023 article 1. EXPRESS GRATITUDE Extensive research finds that regularly practicing gratitude increases optimism, promotes a positi...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

CONSTANTIA, Spring 2023

A Ripple Spring 2023 article Oasis Life Constantia: A Southern Suburb Gem Oasis Life Constantia, our third secure retirement estate, launched in t...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

HOW TO MAKE FRIENDS AS AN ADULT, Spring 2023

A Ripple Spring 2023 article Friendship is one of the sweetest parts of being human, providing a deep well of love, community, and nourishment for bo...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

BURGUNDY ESTATE, Spring 2023

A Ripple Spring 2023 article [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Burgundy Estate Continues to Grow Burgundy Estate adjoins the histor...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

A PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE – Arthur Case, Spring 2023

A Ripple Spring 2023 article I “retired” in April 2020 at the start of the Covid-19 lockdown, after a career in financial services, healthcare, and b...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Letter from our CEO, Spring 2023

A Ripple Spring 2023 article [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]As Spring greets us in the Western Cape, we start enjoying warmer weath...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Clara Anna Fontein is a “lekker” place to live!

A Ripple Autumn 2023 article Clara Anna Fontein, situated at the foothills of Durbanville and with panoramic views that will take your breath away, s...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Hello Constantia! Our new development has launched.

A Ripple Autumn 2023 article [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]“We proudly present Oasis Life Constantia, Rabie's third secure retirem...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Ripple Book Club: Autumn 2023

  A Ripple Autumn 2023 article In Ripple Book Club's Autumn 2023, we feature some page turners, from who-done-its, to novels and riveting autob...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

From side hustle to money-maker: ways to earn income during retirement

A Ripple Autumn 2023 article Retirement is a time to relax and enjoy life, but it can also be a time when you find yourself needing additional income...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Keep your mind young!

A Ripple Autumn 2023 article   Stay active and engaged Keeping your mind active and engaged is crucial to maintaining mental acuity as you age...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

From home to care facility: which long-term care option is right for you?

  A Ripple Autumn 2023 article   Let’s look at assisted living, frail care, and home-based care. Once you reach a certain age – and that...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

From garden to table: Thyme

  A Ripple Autumn 2023 article Thyme is an aromatic herb that is commonly used in cooking, but it has also been used for medicinal purposes for...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

What to consider when choosing an executor

A Ripple Autumn 2023 article Choosing an executor is an important decision when creating a will or trust. The executor will be responsible for handli...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Meet our new CEO, Glyn Taylor

A Ripple Autumn 2023 article [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]In 2013, the Rabie Property Group commenced with the planning of a worl...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Burgundy Estate Keeps On Growing

A Ripple Autumn 2023 article Oasis Life Burgundy Estate continues to grow with over 100 concluded sales to date with residents enjoying the lifestyle...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Third retirement estate for Oasis Life

“We proudly present Oasis Life Constantia, Rabie's third secure retirement estate in the beautiful Western Cape,” says Mariska Auret, Director at Rabi...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Let’s Get Festive: What’s For Lunch? Sweet Desserts

A Ripple Summer 2022 Article A beautiful, sumptuous Christmas lunch or Christmas Eve dinner is a very important occasion in most calendars.  It’s dif...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

2022 – A Year in Review | From our management team

A Ripple Summer 2022 article 2022 - A Year in Review. We look back at 2022 at Oasis Life and what our management team is looking forward to in 2023. ...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

An update on Oasis Life Constantia

  A Ripple Summer 2022 article We have had a fantastic response to our upcoming development in Constantia! Our project team is working hard beh...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Knitting for Good

  A Ripple Summer 2022 article Our Clara Anna Fontein community’s hands have not been idle!  A group of ladies have been very busy knitting ted...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Ripple Book Club Summer 2022

  A Ripple Summer 2022 article Ripple Book Club 2022 brings you a selection of latest reads for every taste - from recipes to autobiographies a...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

5 Things to do with your grandchildren this holiday

  A Ripple Summer 2022 article The festive season is family time and whether your grandchildren visit from near or far, spending time with them...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

You are what you eat | Let’s look at digestive health

  A Ripple Summer 2022 article The secret to successful ageing may just lie in your digestive system. Trillions of microbes — bacteria, viru...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Let’s Get Festive: What’s below the bow?

  A Ripple Summer 2022 article It’s that time of year where you must conjure gift ideas!  And unless someone has a specific hobby that you know...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Demystifying online shopping

  A Ripple Spring 2022 article Being disconnected from shops during the pandemic drove online shopping in South Africa to new levels.  It’s no ...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

From garden to table

  A Ripple Spring 2022 article From garden to table, our new series, we look at herbs and veggies you can grow in your garden or in pots if you...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Last houses at Clara Anna Fontein

  A Ripple Spring 2022 article Set against a spectacular backdrop, surrounded by nature and the serenity of wide-open spaces, it’s no secret wh...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

An update on Oasis Life Constantia

  A Ripple Spring 2022 article We’re delighted that we are making great progress on the design development phase of Oasis Life Constantia and c...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Dealing with the loss of your partner

  A Ripple Spring 2022 article It’s not something you ever want to consider, in fact, the mere thought might cause shivers down your spine or b...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Let’s talk about arthritis

  A Ripple Spring 2022 article   What is arthritis? Arthritis isn’t a single disease; the term refers to joint pain or joint disease, an...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Ripple Book Club | Spring 2022

  A Ripple Spring 2022 article Koos Bekker has amassed one of the largest fortunes ever by a South African. Just how did he do it? Under Koo...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Let’s talk about levies

  A Ripple Spring 2022 article Below is a summary of what is included in the levies: Use of the Clubhouse facilities: dining facility, lou...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Burgundy Estate celebrates Spring with an Open Day

  Ripple Spring Edition 2022 Hosting a festive Open Day, visitors from far and wide, as well as residents, saw this secure estate showing off d...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Join our open day at Burgundy Estate!

We're celebrating Spring and new beginnings, and we would love to share it with you! You're invited to experience a taste of the exceptional lifestyle...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Ripple Book Club | Winter 2022

A Ripple Winter 2022 article For the Ripple Book Club this Winter, we selected the latest release books for you to cosy up to from novels to gripping...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Don’t retire your spark! Reignite it.

A Ripple Winter 2022 article “What am I supposed to do with the rest of my life?” is a question we all ask ourselves at some point and perhaps severa...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Dealing with the loss of your partner

A Ripple Spring 2022 article Love doesn’t die with death. Love is like liquid; when it pours out, it seeps into others’ lives. Love changes form and ...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Savvy senior – your status could benefit your wallet

A Ripple Winter 2022 article You might not like to be called a “pensioner”, because face it, you will be forever young, but when it comes to saving a...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

A whole lot of Burgundy Estate

A Ripple Winter 2022 article “This was the best decision ever to relocate,” says Glenda Hon, resident. “I tell everyone who’s thinking of moving to f...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Frequently asked questions

A Ripple Winter 2022 article ]In our new series of Frequently asked Questions, we hope to answer some of the questions you might have about Oasis Lif...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

A wonderful lifestyle at Clara Anna Fontein

A Ripple Winter 2022 article Set against the foothills of Durbanville’s hills, the secure lifestyle estate of Clara Anna Fontein has matured to 300 h...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Oasis Life locations coming soon

A Ripple Autumn 2022 article   Oasis Life Constantia Living on the edge of Constantia’s Wine Route, with a variety of shopping destinations an...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Living with Dementia

  A Ripple Winter 2022 article For many, dementia has become buzz word which fills them with fear and uncertainty. We are told that the number ...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Clara Anna Fontein: the final countdown

A Ripple Autumn 2022 article With just over a hundred residents and handovers of houses currently in progress, the luxury retirement estate within Cl...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Divorce after 50. What now?

  A Ripple Autumn 2022 article   Grey divorce is on the rise. What is it and what do you do when it happens? We’re hearing it more often...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

What happens to my pension fund when I retire?

A Ripple Autumn 2022 article   We look at options available to you on retiring from your employer. As a soon-to-be pensioner, it can be diffic...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

We look at Healthcare Security

A Ripple Autumn 2022 article In our new series, we will look at each of the four Oasis Life Security pillars, namely Healthcare Security, Financial S...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Ripple Book Club | Autumn Reads

  A RIPPLE AUTUMN 2022 ARTICLE   As the weather outside becomes a little nippy, it’s time to light the fireplace, get nice and cosy with ...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Let’s look at eye care

  A Ripple Autumn 2022 article Many eye diseases have no early symptoms. They may develop painlessly, and you may not notice the changes to you...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Burgundy Estate’s phase two is under construction

A Ripple Autumn 2022 article Launched at the end of October, the second phase of the secure retirement estate in Burgundy Estate is under constructio...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Oasis Life Burgundy Estate commences with second phase

With all the 24 houses in the first phase sold, as well as eight of the 15 houses in phase two, construction has begun again at Oasis Life Burgundy Es...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Be a culture vulture

Visit our choice of Cape Town’s top art destinations “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” ― Pablo Picasso   This D...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

It’s always festive at Oasis Life

It’s been a great year at Oasis Life with new residents joining our community throughout the year in Clara Anna Fontein and the first residents moving...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

RIPPLE BOOK CLUB | SUMMER READS

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By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

RIPPLE BOOK CLUB | SPRING READS

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By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

HEALTH CORNER | LET’S GET FLEXIBLE

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By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

BURGUNDY ESTATE LAUNCHES PHASE TWO

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By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

CLARA ANNA FONTEIN’S PHASE ONE SELLS OUT

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By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

MONEY TALK | POST-RETIREMENT STRATEGY

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By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

BLUE ZONES

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By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

LIFE RIGHTS, YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED

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By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

How to deal with major life changes

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By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

The art of de-cluttering

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By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Who’s old? Is 75 the new 65?

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By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Ripple Book Club

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By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Riana’s Corner – Let’s talk about diabetes

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By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Oasis Life Clara Anna Fontein is hot property

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By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Oasis Life Burgundy Estate opens its doors

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By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Tax advantages of formal retirement savings

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By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Consider those you leave behind: Let’s talk about your will

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By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Riana’s Corner: Hypertension

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By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Clara Anna Fontein launches phase two

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By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Ripple Book Club

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By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

The sitting disease: why inactivity is dangerous for your health

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By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Burgundy Estate is almost ready

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By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Be stylish at any age

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By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Oasis Life Burgundy Estate under construction

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By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Ripple Book Club

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By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Our clubhouse is open! Oasis Life Clara Anna Fontein

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By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Riana’s Corner | Looking after your skin

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By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Oasis Life Burgundy Estate under construction

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By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Living at Oasis Life Clara Anna Fontein

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By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Frequently Asked Questions | Primary Healthcare

Oasis Life offers Primary Healthcare.  What Does this Mean? Our Oasis Life Clara Anna Fontein Clubhouse includes a Healthcare Suite consisting of a re...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Meet Neil Barry

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By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Selfcare in the time of a pandemic

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By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

What’s Up at Oasis Life: Winter 2020

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By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Oasis Life Clara Anna Fontein in Durbanville welcomes first retirement residents

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By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Ground broken on new Oasis Life Burgundy Estate development

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By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Living in a new-generation retirement estate: perception versus reality

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By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Travel the world – from your couch!

Travel the world - from your couch! Just because you’re at home does not mean that you can’t go anywhere. If you’ve always wanted to visit some of the...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Frequently Asked Questions | Let’s talk healthcare

Let’s Talk Healthcare    Does Oasis Life have frail care facilities? Oasis Life estates do not have frail care facilities, but all Oasis Life r...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Meet Allen Usher

You might have seen Allen’s contact details on an Oasis Life advertisement or social media post.  But who is Allen?  Allen Usher entered the property...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

On the Edge of City Living | Burgundy Estate

Your Retirement at Burgundy Estate With the suburbs of Cape Town to the south, the beaches of Milnerton and Blouberg to the west, and the winelands of...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

We Have a New Retirement Show House at Clara Anna Fontein!

Following the run-away success of the release of our first three show houses, we are very proud to announce that our new retirement one-bedroom showho...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Contemporary Designed Age-Tailored Retirement Homes

Without compromising on style and contemporary architecture, we carefully design our Oasis Life homes to ensure that every lay-out is practical and sm...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Healthy Eating as You Age

Why it’s Important to Look After Your Diet   Kim Tempest is a Functional Nutritional Therapist and practice from home in Kirstenbosch-Bishopscou...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

What’s Up at Oasis Life? Autum 2020

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By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Burgundy Estate – We Have Lift Off

We successfully launched our third Oasis Life retirement development on 21 November at Burgundy Estate in Milnerton. It was great to meet several visi...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Show Houses at Clara Anna Fontein

Clara Anna Fontein Successfully Launches Three Furnished Show Houses Located on the picturesque hills of Durbanville, Clara Anna Fontein - a farm stee...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Hospitality with a Smile

Meet the Hoteliers Behind the Hospitality Lifestyle at Oasis Life At Oasis Life, we’re promising a resort-like lifestyle with hospitality from the top...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

An Unforgettable Holiday – 5 Luxury African Destinations to Add to Your Bucket List

Asante Travel designs tailor-made experiences that submerge you in the beauty, magnificence and happiness of Africa and offer authentic, luxurious and...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

What’s Up at Oasis Life?

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By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Oasis Life Burgundy Estate

Introducing our retirement homes at Burgundy Estate, Oasis Life, is set in the successful Burgundy Estate. With the suburbs of Cape Town to the south,...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Clara Anna Fontein Show Houses

Show houses loading… The views are to die for and the calm, beautiful country setting is comparable to none. Less than 5km away from all modern amenit...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Fountain of Youth Hacks: Proving That Age is Just a Number

From the start, the Baby Boomer generation born between 1946 and 1964 embraced an anti-establishment attitude. Boomers came of age between two major w...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

You Have a Friend in Technology

It’s no longer novel to enjoy the company of your friends on Facebook or appreciate the ease of Instagram – after all, it was a baby boomer, Tim Berne...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

What’s up at Oasis Life?

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By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

What’s up at Oasis Life?

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By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Our Four Security Pillars

Oasis Life offers you peace of mind in four main areas, ensuring that all your requirements are taken care of. We want you to love your retirement and...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Fitness Myths Debunked

Conrad van der Merwe Biokineticist specialising in fitness for mature bodies. Conrad hails from Kimberley and qualified as biokineticist at the Univer...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Show Houses Loading

Set on the rolling hills of Durbanville, our three Oasis Life Clara Anna Fontein show houses are taking shape, as well as our clubhouse. We are busy c...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Next Generation Retirement

What is next generation retirement?  For decades 65 was the typical retirement age. Starting in their early fifties, but certainly by age 70, people w...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Welcome to Ripple

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By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Estate Living in Durbanville

The first thing that strikes you about Clara Anna Fontein is the vast open space. Panoramic views of cascading hills as far as the eye can see, with t...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Life & Legacy Planning

Providing an Optimal Investment Strategy into Retirement A legacy means different things to different people. To some of us, it is leaving your childr...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

What’s New: An Update on Oasis Life

Oasis Life Burgundy Estate Located in an 80-hectare lifestyle development bordering the De Grendel wine estate, Oasis Life Burgundy Estate will combin...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Community Spirit at Oasis Life Retirement Resorts

We also spoke with Annemarie Le Roux to learn about her Oasis Life retirement at Burgundy Estate. Here’s what Annemarie had to say: “Since joining ...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022
Ripple Magazine

Living at Oasis Life Burgundy Estate

Ripple spoke to Oasis Life resident, Jane Schwerin, to get the scoop on retirement life at Burgundy Estate. Here’s what Jane had to say: “What init...

By oasis-life
26 Oct 2022