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HEALTH CORNER | LET’S GET FLEXIBLE

[vc_row row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” text_align=”left” background_animation=”none” css_animation=””][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Do you remember those Jane Fonda tapes in the 1980’s?  Jane stretching into impossible poses and us, trying to copy her every move.  Can you believe how  before her time she was, as fast forward to 2021 and we’re all exercising in our homes, but sadly, we’re a lot less nimble and flexible!

As our bodies get older, we lose a small amount of flexibility as a result of the normal aging processes. This can happen for several reasons, including a loss of water in our tissues and spine, increased stiffness in our joints and a loss of elasticity throughout the muscle tendons and surrounding tissue.

Decreased flexibility within our body can negatively impact our everyday life by preventing us from functioning normally. For example, it is fairly common for some individuals to decrease their physical activity because they do not feel flexible enough to perform activities they once enjoyed.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” text_align=”left” background_animation=”none” css_animation=””][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]USE IT OR LOSE IT

However, this kind of self-limitation can lead to an even greater loss of function. Our bodies operate under a principle called “Use It or Lose It.” If we don’t use our muscles, we tend to lose their strength. If we lose strength in the muscles, we don’t move them as often, which may lead to further decreases in flexibility if they are not taken through their full range of motion to maintain their length.

The good news is that we can slow or reverse some of these changes in our body! We cannot prevent some loss of flexibility, but we have every opportunity to prevent losses of function due to this decrease.

The first step toward preventing a loss of flexibility is to keep active! Several problems may result from decreased flexibility: slower walking speed, shorter steps while walking, back pain and increased risk of falls.

The first step in improving your flexibility is to get moving more each day.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” text_align=”left” background_animation=”none” css_animation=””][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]MOVE EVERY DAY

Start spending more of your day on your feet, doing the activities you enjoy. Get outside, go swimming, do whatever it takes to ensure you are getting in more movement.

Activities that work your whole body. This can be anything from walking more, getting in the garden more, hiking, lawn bowls, golf, mix it up.

Here are other activities to consider which are great for flexibility and your health.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” text_align=”left” background_animation=”none” css_animation=””][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image=”6159″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” qode_css_animation=””][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]YOGA

Yoga is getting more and more popular, especially with older adults and for good reason seniors yoga for flexibility.  Yoga is a gentle type of exercise, and that is great for flexibility, strength and mental wellbeing.

Yoga does not solely focus on specific body parts, but utilises movements which focus on the body as a whole, while targeting other aspects of our being. Emotional, spiritual and mental.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” text_align=”left” background_animation=”none” css_animation=””][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image=”6161″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” qode_css_animation=””][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]PILATES

Pilates is another form of exercise that can significantly help in improving one’s flexibility levels. This type of gentle exercise has proven to be quite a useful tool for seniors looking to become more agile.

In Pilates gentle movements, low-impact poses, light stretches and the use of individual pieces of equipment are utilised, to improve physical capabilities.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” text_align=”left” background_animation=”none” css_animation=””][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image=”6162″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” qode_css_animation=””][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]SWIMMING

Swimming, or even just getting into a pool, moving around and doing exercises and stretching is a great way to improve flexibility. Although it will not be as effective as doing set stretches, yoga or Pilates, swimming is a great way to lengthen the muscles.

Additionally, with swimming, we have the added advantage of less weight on our joints due to the buoyancy. This can be helpful with certain painful conditions placing less strain on the joints.

Another bonus of swimming is doing them in a heated pool. The heat has a relaxing effect on the soft tissues of our body, helping improve range of motion. Additionally, the heat can provide relief from painful conditions, which can also help with movement.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” text_align=”left” background_animation=”none” css_animation=””][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image=”6156″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” qode_css_animation=””][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]DANCING

Dancing is another great way to get you moving, which will help improve flexibility, get you stronger, fitter and help improve many other aspects of your health. So, dust off your old dancing shoes and get moving. There would be plenty of dancing classes around your area so keep an eye out for them

If a dancing class isn’t for you, put on your favourite music and dance around your house as if nobody is watching.  Dancing is not only great for the body but also great for the mind![/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” text_align=”left” background_animation=”none” css_animation=””][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image=”6163″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” qode_css_animation=””][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]TAI CHI

Tai Chi is a gentle, slow and flowing form of exercise for both the body and the mind that originated in China many, many years ago.  This gentle form of exercise is great to not only improve flexibility but also to improve coordination, strength and decrease pain.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” text_align=”left” background_animation=”none” css_animation=””][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image=”6164″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” qode_css_animation=””][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]STRETCHING

Along with getting moving more overall, by finding physical activities and exercise we enjoy doing, the next step to regaining our flexibility is stretching.

When most of us think about stretching, we usually think about holding our muscles in certain positions, which are usually uncomfortable, for a period of time (usually 20-60 seconds or more). This type of stretching is known as static stretching.

Along with static stretching, there is another type of stretching, known as dynamic stretching.

Dynamic stretching refers to active stretches; movements that are done repeatedly (for repetitions) in a short period of time, allowing your muscles to loosen up gradually.

Dynamic stretches are usually practiced prior to working out, as they’re a great way to warm up the muscles and prepare them for more challenging exercises.

They can also be completed in a set routine, consistently, to improve flexibility. While performing specific stretches, the muscles and tendons in your body become elongated, helping you increase your range of motion.

The body tends to adapt to the range of motion you frequently use, so if you only use your muscles for sitting on the couch, your muscles won’t have the need to bend differently.  This is why it’s important to focus on stretching the whole body and not just focusing on a single part of your body.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” text_align=”left” background_animation=”none” css_animation=””][vc_column][vc_column_text]DON’T BECOME DESPONDENT

Don’t give up after day one when you can hardly reach your knees when trying to touch your toes!  Consistency is key and the tortoise wins the hare in this race.  If you practice your flexibility daily, even beginning by just stretching a little every day, you’ll start noticing the changes in your flexibility.

You just have to keep going!

 

(Source: More Life Health.com)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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By oasis-life
02 Nov 2021
Ripple Magazine

Oasis Life Burgundy Estate under construction

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By oasis-life
02 Nov 2021
Ripple Magazine

Ripple Book Club

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By oasis-life
02 Nov 2021
Ripple Magazine

Our clubhouse is open! Oasis Life Clara Anna Fontein

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By oasis-life
02 Nov 2021
Ripple Magazine

Riana’s Corner | Looking after your skin

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By oasis-life
02 Nov 2021
Ripple Magazine

Oasis Life Burgundy Estate under construction

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By oasis-life
02 Nov 2021
Ripple Magazine

Living at Oasis Life Clara Anna Fontein

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By oasis-life
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
Ripple Magazine

Meet Neil Barry

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By oasis-life
02 Nov 2021
Ripple Magazine

Selfcare in the time of a pandemic

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By oasis-life
02 Nov 2021
Ripple Magazine

What’s Up at Oasis Life: Winter 2020

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By oasis-life
02 Nov 2021
Ripple Magazine

Oasis Life Clara Anna Fontein in Durbanville welcomes first retirement residents

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By oasis-life
02 Nov 2021
Ripple Magazine

Ground broken on new Oasis Life Burgundy Estate development

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By oasis-life
02 Nov 2021
Ripple Magazine

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

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By oasis-life
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
Ripple Magazine

What’s Up at Oasis Life? Autum 2020

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By oasis-life
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
Ripple Magazine

What’s Up at Oasis Life?

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By oasis-life
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
Ripple Magazine

What’s up at Oasis Life?

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By oasis-life
02 Nov 2021
Ripple Magazine

What’s up at Oasis Life?

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By oasis-life
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
Ripple Magazine

Welcome to Ripple

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By oasis-life
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
Burgundy Estate

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
02 Nov 2021
Burgundy Estate

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
02 Nov 2021
Burgundy Estate

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
02 Nov 2021
Burgundy Estate

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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
Ripple Magazine

RIPPLE BOOK CLUB | SUMMER READS

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By oasis-life
02 Nov 2021
Ripple Magazine

RIPPLE BOOK CLUB | SPRING READS

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By oasis-life
02 Nov 2021
Ripple Magazine

HEALTH CORNER | LET’S GET FLEXIBLE

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By oasis-life
02 Nov 2021
Ripple Magazine

BURGUNDY ESTATE LAUNCHES PHASE TWO

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By oasis-life
02 Nov 2021
Ripple Magazine

CLARA ANNA FONTEIN’S PHASE ONE SELLS OUT

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By oasis-life
02 Nov 2021
Ripple Magazine

MONEY TALK | POST-RETIREMENT STRATEGY

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By oasis-life
02 Nov 2021
Ripple Magazine

BLUE ZONES

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By oasis-life
02 Nov 2021
Ripple Magazine

LIFE RIGHTS, YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED

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By oasis-life
02 Nov 2021
Ripple Magazine

How to deal with major life changes

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By oasis-life
02 Nov 2021
Ripple Magazine

The art of de-cluttering

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By oasis-life
02 Nov 2021
Ripple Magazine

Who’s old? Is 75 the new 65?

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By oasis-life
02 Nov 2021
Ripple Magazine

Ripple Book Club

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By oasis-life
02 Nov 2021
Ripple Magazine

Riana’s Corner – Let’s talk about diabetes

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By oasis-life
02 Nov 2021
Ripple Magazine

Oasis Life Clara Anna Fontein is hot property

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By oasis-life
02 Nov 2021
Ripple Magazine

Oasis Life Burgundy Estate opens its doors

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By oasis-life
02 Nov 2021
Ripple Magazine

Tax advantages of formal retirement savings

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By oasis-life
02 Nov 2021
Ripple Magazine

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

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By oasis-life
02 Nov 2021
Ripple Magazine

Riana’s Corner: Hypertension

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By oasis-life
02 Nov 2021
Ripple Magazine

Clara Anna Fontein launches phase two

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By oasis-life
02 Nov 2021
Ripple Magazine

Ripple Book Club

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By oasis-life
02 Nov 2021
Ripple Magazine

The sitting disease: why inactivity is dangerous for your health

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By oasis-life
02 Nov 2021
Ripple Magazine

Burgundy Estate is almost ready

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By oasis-life
02 Nov 2021
Ripple Magazine

Be stylish at any age

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By oasis-life
02 Nov 2021
Ripple Magazine

Oasis Life Burgundy Estate under construction

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By oasis-life
02 Nov 2021
Ripple Magazine

Ripple Book Club

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By oasis-life
02 Nov 2021
Ripple Magazine

Our clubhouse is open! Oasis Life Clara Anna Fontein

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By oasis-life
02 Nov 2021
Ripple Magazine

Riana’s Corner | Looking after your skin

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By oasis-life
02 Nov 2021
Ripple Magazine

Oasis Life Burgundy Estate under construction

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By oasis-life
02 Nov 2021
Ripple Magazine

Living at Oasis Life Clara Anna Fontein

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By oasis-life
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
Ripple Magazine

Meet Neil Barry

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By oasis-life
02 Nov 2021
Ripple Magazine

Selfcare in the time of a pandemic

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By oasis-life
02 Nov 2021
Ripple Magazine

What’s Up at Oasis Life: Winter 2020

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By oasis-life
02 Nov 2021
Ripple Magazine

Oasis Life Clara Anna Fontein in Durbanville welcomes first retirement residents

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By oasis-life
02 Nov 2021
Ripple Magazine

Ground broken on new Oasis Life Burgundy Estate development

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By oasis-life
02 Nov 2021
Ripple Magazine

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

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By oasis-life
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
Ripple Magazine

What’s Up at Oasis Life? Autum 2020

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By oasis-life
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
Ripple Magazine

What’s Up at Oasis Life?

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By oasis-life
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
Ripple Magazine

What’s up at Oasis Life?

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By oasis-life
02 Nov 2021
Ripple Magazine

What’s up at Oasis Life?

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By oasis-life
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
Ripple Magazine

Welcome to Ripple

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By oasis-life
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021
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
02 Nov 2021