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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 than before – so and so have divorced after 30, 40 or even 45 years.  A few years ago, this type of news was few and far between, now you might be able to recall a few couples that you know of.

Getting divorced after 50 or what’s called the “grey divorce” is on the rise, not only locally, but experts are seeing the trend rise internationally as well.  The “grey divorce” rate doubled from 1990 to 2010, and it’s remained at that level ever since, according to Susan Brown, PhD, professor, and chair of sociology at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio, and author of the book “Families in America”.

There are many factors contributing to why more older couples are getting divorced more now than previous generations. One reason, Brown suggests, is that the meaning of marriage has shifted. “Our cultural script or expectations for what constitutes marital success have changed over time,” she explains.

A good marriage is now defined by questions such as “Does this marriage make me happier as a person?” and “Is my marriage contributing to my self-fulfillment?” says Brown. “If the answer is no, then divorce may be viewed as an acceptable solution,” she adds.

Also, more women are more economically independent now, giving women an alternative pathway out of an unsatisfying marriage that women of previous generations may not have had, Brown says.

Finally, older divorce may be more common than any other time in history for a simple reason: People are living longer, says Brown. If you survive to age 65, you may live another 20 years, which is a long time to spend with someone you’re no longer happy with, she says. “You might want to call it quits. Eleanor Kritzinger, Head of Litigation at Louw & Coetzee Attorneys, has been at this litigation practice for 20 years, with her field of speciality being mainly divorces.

“The reasons that I experience why people get divorced after 50 are as follows:

  1. From the wife’s perspective, many feel that the marriage has been trouble ridden for many years, but she wanted to wait for the children to leave the house and settle into their own lives before proceeding with a divorce. Sometimes those very children are present during a consultation with the mother and are of the opinion that she should have proceeded with a divorce many years ago, which would have been beneficial for all involved.
  2. Aging and illness that goes together with changes in personality.
  3. Extra marital relationships. Know the term “age is just a number?” Well, this is clear when I work with clients even in their seventies, where one of the spouses was unfaithful with someone else in the retirement village where the couple resides.”

Additional reasons include:

  1. You’ve grown apart. Later in life, it’s more likely that the realisation of just how little you now have in common after years of marriage takes over, and much you have grown apart over the years.
  2. Retirement. After decades of working, raising children, and staying busier than most of us would like, retirement leaves many with too much time on their hands, and no idea what to do with that time. In particular, you may hear wives complain that their newly retired husband is driving them crazy, is underfoot constantly, or is disrupting their normal routine. Many couples do not realise they have grown apart until one or both retire, and there are many more hours in the day to fill.
  3. Spending habits. When spouses are older, overspending can become a significant problem, due to a fixed income or saving for retirement. The differences in spending habits between the spouses may become glaringly obvious—and may lead to a divorce.
  4. Life regrets. Many of us married the person we thought would make the best spouse, best parent, or the person our parents wanted us to marry. Once we get to the age of 50 or 60, we are suddenly filled with regrets for the life—or the person—we did not choose and decide there is no reason to continue to exist in an unhappy marriage.
  5. Differences in lifestyle choices. When one spouse desires an “active” retirement, filled with tennis or golf games, frequent trips and dancing the night away while the other is perfectly content to sit at home and do crossword puzzles, this difference in lifestyle choices can lead to unhappiness, and, subsequently, divorce.
  6. Aging parents. Those in their 50’s and 60’s is often known as the “sandwich” generation because they are taking care of their elderly parents, and may have either had children later in life, so still have teens at home, or have adult children who have moved back home. This makes for a very stressful situation and often, these added responsibilities can put a lot of pressure on either or both partners.

Kritzinger continues “What I also come across regularly in these so-called “grey divorces”, is that the women, unknowingly, were psychologically and emotionally abused throughout their marriage.  They look me in the eye and truly believe that they are worthless, and that they will never be able to stand on their own feet.”

“The divorce process has a substantial psychological component. I try and empower these women to believe that she can make decisions on her own, that she can be happy again and that she does have the right to take what is hers in terms of the law.”

Kritzinger explains that in many cases, the wife typically was a home maker or assisted in the husband’s business with no real financial back-up or assets of her own .  As a result, many women over 50 are not aware of their rights, are financially ill-equipped and often don’t get the correct counsel, which results in losing their standard of living or not claiming the full extent of what is rightly hers.

Here are a few things that should be considered when couples get divorced later in life:

  1. Before 1 November 1984, you could only choose between in community or out of community of property. There was no choice of accrual. Therefore, if the marriage was before 1 November 1984, and their marital regime was “out of community of property” and the wife has no assets or very few assets, it’s not the end of the world for her. Section 7(3) of the Divorce Act makes provision for cases where a redistribution of assets can take place.  Even someone’s pension can form part of the redistribution of assets order.
  2. The chances of a woman receiving lifelong maintenance is higher where persons are older, as age is a factor (amongst others) that the Court takes into consideration.
  3. If the calculations and assets allow it, it would be my suggestion, as far as possible, that the settlement allows the pension fund to remain intact, rather than withdrawing settlement amounts from the pension fund shortly before retirement.“

 

“My advice to older people that get divorced,” concludes Kritzinger, “is that the children are mature, so you don’t have to argue about children and a parenting plan.  Get a competent attorney that can advise how the assets and liabilities must be divided, how possible maintenance will work and what the realistic outcome is.  In other words, what the parties are rightfully owed, and which order the Court will most likely grant you.  Then, try your utmost to work together to settle on this basis.  By doing so, you will avoid very high costs and emotional exhaustion that comes with elongated opposed divorce proceedings.” On the plus side, a late life divorce may significantly increase the happiness level for many. As our lifespans increase, we are more likely to choose to live fully for the remainder of our lives, finally doing all the things we may have wanted to do for many years. Unfortunately, grey divorcees do tend to be less financially secure—particularly women—and for older men, living alone can decrease the level of overall satisfaction with their lives.

Those who choose to remarry may also have to face the statistics which say remarriages are even less stable than first marriages. Perhaps the best statistic to remember if you are facing a grey divorce comes from an AARP survey which found that 76 percent of people divorcing later in life felt they made the right choice. So—even though getting divorced after years of marriage can be challenging, it can also be a golden opportunity for a fresh start.

 

Contact Eleanor: 082 941 8386 

021 976 3180

eleanork@louwcoetzee.co.za 

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12 Apr 2022
Ripple Magazine

Living at Oasis Life Clara Anna Fontein

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12 Apr 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
12 Apr 2022
Ripple Magazine

Meet Neil Barry

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12 Apr 2022
Ripple Magazine

Selfcare in the time of a pandemic

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2022
Ripple Magazine

What’s Up at Oasis Life: Winter 2020

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12 Apr 2022
Ripple Magazine

Oasis Life Clara Anna Fontein in Durbanville welcomes first retirement residents

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12 Apr 2022
Ripple Magazine

Ground broken on new Oasis Life Burgundy Estate development

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12 Apr 2022
Ripple Magazine

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

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 2022
Ripple Magazine

What’s Up at Oasis Life? Autum 2020

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 2022
Ripple Magazine

What’s Up at Oasis Life?

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12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 2022
Ripple Magazine

What’s up at Oasis Life?

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2022
Ripple Magazine

What’s up at Oasis Life?

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 2022
Ripple Magazine

Welcome to Ripple

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 2022
Ripple Magazine

RIPPLE BOOK CLUB | SUMMER READS

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2022
Ripple Magazine

RIPPLE BOOK CLUB | SPRING READS

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2022
Ripple Magazine

HEALTH CORNER | LET’S GET FLEXIBLE

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2022
Ripple Magazine

BURGUNDY ESTATE LAUNCHES PHASE TWO

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2022
Ripple Magazine

CLARA ANNA FONTEIN’S PHASE ONE SELLS OUT

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2022
Ripple Magazine

MONEY TALK | POST-RETIREMENT STRATEGY

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2022
Ripple Magazine

BLUE ZONES

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2022
Ripple Magazine

LIFE RIGHTS, YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2022
Ripple Magazine

How to deal with major life changes

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2022
Ripple Magazine

The art of de-cluttering

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2022
Ripple Magazine

Who’s old? Is 75 the new 65?

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2022
Ripple Magazine

Ripple Book Club

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2022
Ripple Magazine

Riana’s Corner – Let’s talk about diabetes

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2022
Ripple Magazine

Oasis Life Clara Anna Fontein is hot property

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2022
Ripple Magazine

Oasis Life Burgundy Estate opens its doors

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2022
Ripple Magazine

Tax advantages of formal retirement savings

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2022
Ripple Magazine

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

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2022
Ripple Magazine

Riana’s Corner: Hypertension

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2022
Ripple Magazine

Clara Anna Fontein launches phase two

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2022
Ripple Magazine

Ripple Book Club

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2022
Ripple Magazine

The sitting disease: why inactivity is dangerous for your health

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2022
Ripple Magazine

Burgundy Estate is almost ready

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2022
Ripple Magazine

Be stylish at any age

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2022
Ripple Magazine

Oasis Life Burgundy Estate under construction

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2022
Ripple Magazine

Ripple Book Club

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2022
Ripple Magazine

Our clubhouse is open! Oasis Life Clara Anna Fontein

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2022
Ripple Magazine

Riana’s Corner | Looking after your skin

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2022
Ripple Magazine

Oasis Life Burgundy Estate under construction

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2022
Ripple Magazine

Living at Oasis Life Clara Anna Fontein

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 2022
Ripple Magazine

Meet Neil Barry

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2022
Ripple Magazine

Selfcare in the time of a pandemic

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2022
Ripple Magazine

What’s Up at Oasis Life: Winter 2020

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2022
Ripple Magazine

Oasis Life Clara Anna Fontein in Durbanville welcomes first retirement residents

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2022
Ripple Magazine

Ground broken on new Oasis Life Burgundy Estate development

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2022
Ripple Magazine

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

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 2022
Ripple Magazine

What’s Up at Oasis Life? Autum 2020

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 2022
Ripple Magazine

What’s Up at Oasis Life?

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 2022
Ripple Magazine

What’s up at Oasis Life?

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2022
Ripple Magazine

What’s up at Oasis Life?

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 2022
Ripple Magazine

Welcome to Ripple

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 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
12 Apr 2022