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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 several times over.

You’ve been trained to imagine a “leisure-only” life after retirement.  There’s all this hype about crossing the finish line and immediately settling into an epic retirement life full of zest, money, happiness, romance, and adventure.

However, studies have shown that the two most vulnerable times in your life are the first year after birth and the first 12 months after retirement.

You’re retired. Now what?  If the thought of spending endless days trying to kill time is your idea of being a retiree, perhaps it’s time to re-evaluate how to change it.

One the of the main reasons that you might not be “feeling it” is anxiety about retirement itself.  The reality is that no matter how much you’ve been anticipating it, retiring from your job is a major life event that comes with its own set of both challenges and benefits.

On the one hand, you finally have the chance to pursue your dreams and do all the things you never had time for before.  On the other hand, you may find yourself feeling disconnected and purposeless without a job to structure your days.

The latter makes retirement anxiety a real thing. And while society helps us financially prepare for retirement, it’s also a disservice because we tend to neglect the other aspects of life, such growth, community, health and giving back.

Transition into retirement with confidence

Many approach retirement with a mixture of excitement and trepidation. After years of working hard, you finally have the opportunity to relax and enjoy your retirement years.

Yet retirement is also a time of great uncertainty. Especially if you don’t have a set plan and you’re not exactly sure what you want to do with your time.

Below are some tips to start working with your anxiety. However, we recommend that it’s very important to find someone to talk to such as a good friend, a counsellor or a psychologist about your feelings.  If you are not sure who to talk to, get in touch with us at ripple@oasislife.co.za and we will recommend someone to you.

  1. Pinpoint your why Try to identify the root cause of your retirement anxiety.
  2. Plan ahead Get organised and develop a retirement plan (beyond finances)
  3. Change your perception Focus on the positive aspects of retirement
  4. Redefine yourself Retirement is a chance to reinvent yourself and pursue new passions
  5. Set new goals Retirement is an opportunity to set and achieve new goals
  6. Add structure and establish a routine Living without any structure can be anxiety-inducing, so try to establish a daily routine.
  7. Connect with others Reach out to your support system and consider working with a professional

But what about your passion and reigniting your spark?  Will you let your retirement be a time of only rest and relaxation, or will you use it as an opportunity to explore new passions, re-discover your purpose, and seek adventures? The great thing about retirement is that there are no rules, only those you make for yourself.

Here are a few things to consider when trying to find your passion:

 

Open yourself up to new experiences

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]If you think that sitting at home and repeating the same routine activities will help you with finding your passions after retirement, think again!  Most people won’t fall in love with the first activity they try. Maybe it will take a dozen tries, maybe more.

It’s important to do the important introspection work of self-discovery and to step out of your comfort zone to experiment with different options.

Even knowing what you don’t want is a significant first step — but you have to give it a shot before writing it off.  Your passions won’t just emerge overnight. You have to put in the effort and dedicate time to reflect on and try an activity for it to develop into a passion.

Expand your social circle

Think about the last time you met someone new. It might have been at a party, or maybe you just ran into them on the street. Whatever it was, you were probably curious about them and what they do with their life. And chances are, talking to that person made you feel pretty good – inspired, even.

Expanding your social circle can help reveal new passions and interests. When you meet new people, you expose yourself to new experiences and perspectives. You might even find that one of your new friends has the same interests as you and decide to pursue them together.

Being a resident at Oasis Life means that you immediately become part of an active community.  You choose your activity and engagement level, but we ensure that there are a sufficient number of different activities for you to take part in, from happy hour, bridge, wine tasting, fitness classes and art classes to expert talks and braais.

You are sure to meet a friend, in fact you might have the most active social life you’ve ever had!

Try new things

Have you always wanted to learn how to with oils, play the guitar or take up baking, crafting or woodwork?  There is no better time than now!

Look for someone in your area that offers the classes you are interested in, and if you’re not quite that comfortable to go alone, grab a friend to try out something new with you.

It also does not have to something permanent – have a look at all the local tourist attractions you might not have been to or perhaps there are short workshops on litho printing or ceramics that you want to try out.

Your new hobby might steer you into a wonderful new direction – opening your mind and a whole host of new friends.

Look to your youth

What did you do when you were a child or a youngster that made you happy? It’s time to revisit those activities and passions as they may hold the clues to reigniting your passions.

Research suggests your personality doesn’t significantly change from adolescence, and neither do your interests.

Your childlike passions are likely to take on new forms in your current life phase since you’re designed to grow, change, and develop throughout life, so don’t be afraid to explore your past for inspiration and clues. It could be the key to finding your future.

Be inspired by others

Among the many benefits of reading books and listening to podcasts is the opportunity to get your creative juices flowing. Dig deep into the experiences of others who have found their passions and follow their lead – not in the sense of mimicking their passions and interests, but in the sense of studying their journey of self-discovery to inspire your own unique process.

Exposing yourself to different ideas and approaches could shift your perspective and help you uncover new interests that are uniquely yours.

Step outside

Hundreds of studies have linked spending time outside to better health outcomes like decreases in incidences of diabetes and cardio-vascular mortality, lower blood pressure and heart rate, and better immune system function. In fact, these positive effects that are so well-documented that more and more doctors are issuing “nature prescriptions” to help treat a range of conditions from heart disease to chronic stress, depression and anxiety.

Dr. Keith Tidball, the author of Greening in the Red Zone and an expert on nature’s role in building resilience in humans after large-scale traumas such as natural disasters.

“We spent thousands and thousands of years among the rest of nature, that’s how we were designed,” he says. “It’s only in the last couple hundred years that we’ve become separate from it. But we’re compelled to affiliate with nature, which comes to the fore with urgency in times of crisis, because we associate nature with the healing aspects of hope and optimism.”

Even without any greenery around, spending time in sunlight and fresh air may help you feel better in mind and body.

 

Be yourself

Just be yourself and find joy in that!  This goes for all stages of life, but especially during life after retirement. If you haven’t been able to express yourself fully and haven’t been fully you throughout your whole life and career, when will you then be yourself?

One very key ingredient to living an active, healthy, and engaged lifestyle is to be authentic. Allow your true identity to shine through!

Here’s to finding your passion to an active, engaged, healthy life after retirement.

(Source: Second Wind Movement)

 

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14 Jul 2022
Ripple Magazine

Living at Oasis Life Clara Anna Fontein

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14 Jul 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
14 Jul 2022
Ripple Magazine

Meet Neil Barry

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14 Jul 2022
Ripple Magazine

Selfcare in the time of a pandemic

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14 Jul 2022
Ripple Magazine

What’s Up at Oasis Life: Winter 2020

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14 Jul 2022
Ripple Magazine

Oasis Life Clara Anna Fontein in Durbanville welcomes first retirement residents

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14 Jul 2022
Ripple Magazine

Ground broken on new Oasis Life Burgundy Estate development

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14 Jul 2022
Ripple Magazine

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

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14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 2022
Ripple Magazine

What’s Up at Oasis Life? Autum 2020

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14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 2022
Ripple Magazine

What’s Up at Oasis Life?

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14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 2022
Ripple Magazine

What’s up at Oasis Life?

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By oasis-life
14 Jul 2022
Ripple Magazine

What’s up at Oasis Life?

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By oasis-life
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 2022
Ripple Magazine

Welcome to Ripple

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By oasis-life
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 2022
Ripple Magazine

RIPPLE BOOK CLUB | SUMMER READS

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By oasis-life
14 Jul 2022
Ripple Magazine

RIPPLE BOOK CLUB | SPRING READS

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By oasis-life
14 Jul 2022
Ripple Magazine

HEALTH CORNER | LET’S GET FLEXIBLE

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By oasis-life
14 Jul 2022
Ripple Magazine

BURGUNDY ESTATE LAUNCHES PHASE TWO

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By oasis-life
14 Jul 2022
Ripple Magazine

CLARA ANNA FONTEIN’S PHASE ONE SELLS OUT

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By oasis-life
14 Jul 2022
Ripple Magazine

MONEY TALK | POST-RETIREMENT STRATEGY

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By oasis-life
14 Jul 2022
Ripple Magazine

BLUE ZONES

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By oasis-life
14 Jul 2022
Ripple Magazine

LIFE RIGHTS, YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED

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By oasis-life
14 Jul 2022
Ripple Magazine

How to deal with major life changes

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By oasis-life
14 Jul 2022
Ripple Magazine

The art of de-cluttering

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By oasis-life
14 Jul 2022
Ripple Magazine

Who’s old? Is 75 the new 65?

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By oasis-life
14 Jul 2022
Ripple Magazine

Ripple Book Club

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By oasis-life
14 Jul 2022
Ripple Magazine

Riana’s Corner – Let’s talk about diabetes

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By oasis-life
14 Jul 2022
Ripple Magazine

Oasis Life Clara Anna Fontein is hot property

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By oasis-life
14 Jul 2022
Ripple Magazine

Oasis Life Burgundy Estate opens its doors

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By oasis-life
14 Jul 2022
Ripple Magazine

Tax advantages of formal retirement savings

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By oasis-life
14 Jul 2022
Ripple Magazine

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

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By oasis-life
14 Jul 2022
Ripple Magazine

Riana’s Corner: Hypertension

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By oasis-life
14 Jul 2022
Ripple Magazine

Clara Anna Fontein launches phase two

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By oasis-life
14 Jul 2022
Ripple Magazine

Ripple Book Club

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By oasis-life
14 Jul 2022
Ripple Magazine

The sitting disease: why inactivity is dangerous for your health

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By oasis-life
14 Jul 2022
Ripple Magazine

Burgundy Estate is almost ready

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By oasis-life
14 Jul 2022
Ripple Magazine

Be stylish at any age

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By oasis-life
14 Jul 2022
Ripple Magazine

Oasis Life Burgundy Estate under construction

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By oasis-life
14 Jul 2022
Ripple Magazine

Ripple Book Club

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By oasis-life
14 Jul 2022
Ripple Magazine

Our clubhouse is open! Oasis Life Clara Anna Fontein

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By oasis-life
14 Jul 2022
Ripple Magazine

Riana’s Corner | Looking after your skin

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By oasis-life
14 Jul 2022
Ripple Magazine

Oasis Life Burgundy Estate under construction

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By oasis-life
14 Jul 2022
Ripple Magazine

Living at Oasis Life Clara Anna Fontein

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By oasis-life
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 2022
Ripple Magazine

Meet Neil Barry

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By oasis-life
14 Jul 2022
Ripple Magazine

Selfcare in the time of a pandemic

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By oasis-life
14 Jul 2022
Ripple Magazine

What’s Up at Oasis Life: Winter 2020

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By oasis-life
14 Jul 2022
Ripple Magazine

Oasis Life Clara Anna Fontein in Durbanville welcomes first retirement residents

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By oasis-life
14 Jul 2022
Ripple Magazine

Ground broken on new Oasis Life Burgundy Estate development

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By oasis-life
14 Jul 2022
Ripple Magazine

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

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By oasis-life
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 2022
Ripple Magazine

What’s Up at Oasis Life? Autum 2020

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By oasis-life
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 2022
Ripple Magazine

What’s Up at Oasis Life?

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By oasis-life
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 2022
Ripple Magazine

What’s up at Oasis Life?

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By oasis-life
14 Jul 2022
Ripple Magazine

What’s up at Oasis Life?

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By oasis-life
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 2022
Ripple Magazine

Welcome to Ripple

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By oasis-life
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 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
14 Jul 2022