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Riana’s Corner – Let’s talk about diabetes

[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_single_image image=”5021″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” qode_css_animation=””][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]What is Diabetes?  Diabetes Mellitus results is too much sugar (glucose) in the blood. If the glucose stays too high, it causes many health problems.

The body requires a correct amount of a hormone called insulin, which is produced by the pancreas. Insulin assists the glucose in the blood to be absorbed by the body cells and to process it further throughout the body where needed.

Two factors are important here:

  • The production of insulin by the pancreas and
  • The way the body processes the glucose in the blood.

There are various types of Diabetes, but the most common types are type 1 and type 2.

Pre-Diabetes is a condition in which blood glucose is high, but enough to be Type 2 Diabetes.

[/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_text_separator title=”TYPE 2 DIABETES”][/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 width=”1/2″][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]TYPE 2 DIABETES is a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin.  Instead of moving into your cells, glucose builds up in your blood stream. As blood glucose levels increase, the pancreas releases more insulin. Eventually these cells become impaired and cannot make enough insulin to meet the body’s demand.  This disease affects many major organs, including your heart, blood vessels, eyes, nerves, and kidneys.

Type 2 can be developed at any age even during childhood, but more likely, if you

  • are 45 years and older
  • have a family history of Diabetes
  • are overweight
  • have certain health conditions such as high blood pressure

Type 2 Diabetes has been known to increase the risk of Alzheimer’s and other disorders that cause Dementia. Poor control of blood glucose levels is linked to more rapid decline in memory and other thinking skills.

Prevention:

Healthy lifestyle choices can help prevent Type 2 Diabetes and that is true!

A healthy lifestyle includes:

  • Eating healthy foods. Choose food lower in fat and calories and higher in fiber.
  • Become active. A brisk walk, cycling or swimming for 30 minutes per day.
  • Losing weight. If one is overweight, one needs to address this to delay the progression from Pre-Diabetes to Type 2 Diabetes.

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image=”5821″ img_size=”large” qode_css_animation=””][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes:

  • Heavy thirst
  • Blurry vision
  • Frequent urination
  • Tingling feet
  • Fatigue
  • Sugar in your urine
  • Weigh loss

In some cases, there may be no symptoms.

Please make an appointment to see your doctor, if you notice any signs or symptoms of the above or if you have any uncertainty. It’s advisable that you take an informed action going forward with your health.

Potential complications of Diabetes and frequent comorbidities includes:

  • Heart and blood vessel conditions.

Diabetes is associated with an increased risk of heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, narrowing of blood vessels (arteriosclerosis).

  • Nerve damage (neuropathy) in the limbs.

–              High blood glucose over time can damage or destroy nerves, resulting in tingling, numbness, burning, pain or eventually loss of feeling that usually begins at the tips of the toes or fingers and gradually spreads upward.

–              Other nerve damage in the digestive system can cause problems with nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or constipation. Nerve damage in men may cause erectile dysfunction.

  • Kidney disease.

Diabetes may lead to chronic kidney disease or irreversible end stage kidney disease, which may require dialysis or a kidney transplant.

  • Eye damage.

Diabetes increases the risk of serious eye diseases, such as cataracts and glaucoma, can also damage the blood vessels of the retina which may lead to blindness.

  • Slow healing.

Left untreated, cuts and blisters cam become serious infected and may heal poorly. Severe neglection to any form of wound area especially the limbs may lead to amputation for example of a toe or leg.

  • Hearing impairment.

Hearing problems are more common in people with Diabetes.

  • Dementia.

[/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_text_separator title=”TYPE 1 DIABETES”][/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 width=”1/2″][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]TYPE 1 DIABETES is a chronic condition and typically appears in adolescence. Treatment can help, but this condition cannot be cured.

Symptoms:

  • Excessive hunger.
  • Excessive thirst.
  • Blurred vision.
  • Fatigue.
  • Frequent urination.
  • Dramatic weight loss in a short period of time.

 

If you have one or more of the above symptoms you should consult with your doctor.

A person might also develop ketoacidosis. Symptoms of this condition include:

  • Rapid breathing.
  • Dry skin and mouth.
  • Flushed face.
  • Fruity breath odor.
  • Nausea.
  • Vomiting.
  • Stomach pain.

If you have one or more of the above symptoms you should get medical help right away as ketoacidosis is a medical emergency.

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image=”5823″ img_size=”large” qode_css_animation=””][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Causes:

The exact cause of Type 1 Diabetes is unknown. However, it is thought to be an autoimmune disease. The body’s immune system mistakenly attacks the cells in the pancreas which produces insulin. Scientist do not understand fully why this happens.

Diagnosis:

Type 1 Diabetes is usually diagnosed through a series of tests. Doctors may not realise you have been misdiagnosis until you begin developing complications or worsening symptoms despite treatment.

Treatments:

If you are diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes, your doctor will prescribe insulin for you to use. Your doctor will explain and show you how to administrate your daily doses of insulin via a subcutaneous injection method.

Diet / exercise:

Both diet and exercise can affect your blood glucose levels. It is therefore advisable to consult with a Dietitian to assist you in planning your diet.

IN GENERAL:

Blood circulation:

Diabetes can lead to poor circulation in several ways. High glucose levels over a period can cause damage to the lining of your small blood vessels, impending your circulation.

Symptoms of poor circulation:

  • Muscle cramping.
  • Constant feet pain.
  • Pain and throbbing in the arms and legs.
  • Fatigue.
  • Varicose veins.
  • Digestive issues.
  • Legs which cramp while walking.
  • Wounds which do not seem to heal in your legs / feet / toes.

Ways to improve blood circulation:

  • Biking.
  • Walking – slow and or brisk.
  • Swimming.
  • Aerobic exercise.
  • Moving of toes / feet / ankles and legs – discuss movements with a physiotherapist will be beneficial.
  • Quit smoking as this hardens your arteries and decreases the blood circulation. By stop smoking this might improve how well your blood reaches your legs and feet.

[/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_text_separator title=”FOOT CARE AND DIABETES”][/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=”5826″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” qode_css_animation=””][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Diabetes may cause nerve damage that takes away the feeling in your feet and may also reduce blood flow to the feet, making it harder to heal.  Therefore, you may not notice a foreign object in your shoe and as a result, you could develop a blister or a sore. This could lead to an infection or a non-healing wound that could put you at risk of an amputation.

To avoid serious feet problems, follow these guidelines:

  1. Inspect your feet daily.
  2. Bath your feet in lukewarm water, never hot water.
  3. Be gentle when bathing your feet.
  4. Moisturise your feet, but not between your toes.
  5. Cut nails carefully; not too short and not into the corners of the toes – it is advisable to consult a foot care specialist to show you the correct way of cutting nails.
  6. Never treat corns or callus yourself.
  7. Wear clean, dry socks.

Diabetes is a disease that requires close care, but you are not alone – there are many professionals who will gladly guide you through the process and answer any of your questions and concerns.

I hope the above information can assist you in living and maintaining a pleasant life. Remember that your life and future are in your hands. Never think twice to reach out for advice.

Take care. Until next time.

Riana Zeman: Oasis Life – Health Care Manager.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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By oasis-life
09 Jul 2021
Ripple Magazine

The sitting disease: why inactivity is dangerous for your health

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By oasis-life
09 Jul 2021
Ripple Magazine

Burgundy Estate is almost ready

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By oasis-life
09 Jul 2021
Ripple Magazine

Be stylish at any age

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By oasis-life
09 Jul 2021
Ripple Magazine

Oasis Life Burgundy Estate under construction

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By oasis-life
09 Jul 2021
Ripple Magazine

Ripple Book Club

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By oasis-life
09 Jul 2021
Ripple Magazine

Our clubhouse is open! Oasis Life Clara Anna Fontein

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By oasis-life
09 Jul 2021
Ripple Magazine

Riana’s Corner | Looking after your skin

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By oasis-life
09 Jul 2021
Ripple Magazine

Oasis Life Burgundy Estate under construction

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By oasis-life
09 Jul 2021
Ripple Magazine

Living at Oasis Life Clara Anna Fontein

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By oasis-life
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 2021
Ripple Magazine

Meet Neil Barry

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By oasis-life
09 Jul 2021
Ripple Magazine

Selfcare in the time of a pandemic

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By oasis-life
09 Jul 2021
Ripple Magazine

What’s Up at Oasis Life: Winter 2020

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By oasis-life
09 Jul 2021
Ripple Magazine

Oasis Life Clara Anna Fontein in Durbanville welcomes first retirement residents

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By oasis-life
09 Jul 2021
Ripple Magazine

Ground broken on new Oasis Life Burgundy Estate development

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By oasis-life
09 Jul 2021
Ripple Magazine

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

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By oasis-life
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 2021
Ripple Magazine

What’s Up at Oasis Life? Autum 2020

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By oasis-life
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 2021
Ripple Magazine

What’s Up at Oasis Life?

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By oasis-life
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 2021
Ripple Magazine

What’s up at Oasis Life?

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By oasis-life
09 Jul 2021
Ripple Magazine

What’s up at Oasis Life?

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By oasis-life
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 2021
Ripple Magazine

Welcome to Ripple

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By oasis-life
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 2021
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
09 Jul 2021
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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 2021
Ripple Magazine

RIPPLE BOOK CLUB | SUMMER READS

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By oasis-life
09 Jul 2021
Ripple Magazine

RIPPLE BOOK CLUB | SPRING READS

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By oasis-life
09 Jul 2021
Ripple Magazine

HEALTH CORNER | LET’S GET FLEXIBLE

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By oasis-life
09 Jul 2021
Ripple Magazine

BURGUNDY ESTATE LAUNCHES PHASE TWO

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By oasis-life
09 Jul 2021
Ripple Magazine

CLARA ANNA FONTEIN’S PHASE ONE SELLS OUT

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By oasis-life
09 Jul 2021
Ripple Magazine

MONEY TALK | POST-RETIREMENT STRATEGY

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By oasis-life
09 Jul 2021
Ripple Magazine

BLUE ZONES

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By oasis-life
09 Jul 2021
Ripple Magazine

LIFE RIGHTS, YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED

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By oasis-life
09 Jul 2021
Ripple Magazine

How to deal with major life changes

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By oasis-life
09 Jul 2021
Ripple Magazine

The art of de-cluttering

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By oasis-life
09 Jul 2021
Ripple Magazine

Who’s old? Is 75 the new 65?

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By oasis-life
09 Jul 2021
Ripple Magazine

Ripple Book Club

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By oasis-life
09 Jul 2021
Ripple Magazine

Riana’s Corner – Let’s talk about diabetes

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By oasis-life
09 Jul 2021
Ripple Magazine

Oasis Life Clara Anna Fontein is hot property

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By oasis-life
09 Jul 2021
Ripple Magazine

Oasis Life Burgundy Estate opens its doors

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By oasis-life
09 Jul 2021
Ripple Magazine

Tax advantages of formal retirement savings

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By oasis-life
09 Jul 2021
Ripple Magazine

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

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By oasis-life
09 Jul 2021
Ripple Magazine

Riana’s Corner: Hypertension

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By oasis-life
09 Jul 2021
Ripple Magazine

Clara Anna Fontein launches phase two

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By oasis-life
09 Jul 2021
Ripple Magazine

Ripple Book Club

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By oasis-life
09 Jul 2021
Ripple Magazine

The sitting disease: why inactivity is dangerous for your health

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By oasis-life
09 Jul 2021
Ripple Magazine

Burgundy Estate is almost ready

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By oasis-life
09 Jul 2021
Ripple Magazine

Be stylish at any age

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By oasis-life
09 Jul 2021
Ripple Magazine

Oasis Life Burgundy Estate under construction

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By oasis-life
09 Jul 2021
Ripple Magazine

Ripple Book Club

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By oasis-life
09 Jul 2021
Ripple Magazine

Our clubhouse is open! Oasis Life Clara Anna Fontein

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By oasis-life
09 Jul 2021
Ripple Magazine

Riana’s Corner | Looking after your skin

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By oasis-life
09 Jul 2021
Ripple Magazine

Oasis Life Burgundy Estate under construction

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By oasis-life
09 Jul 2021
Ripple Magazine

Living at Oasis Life Clara Anna Fontein

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By oasis-life
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 2021
Ripple Magazine

Meet Neil Barry

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By oasis-life
09 Jul 2021
Ripple Magazine

Selfcare in the time of a pandemic

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By oasis-life
09 Jul 2021
Ripple Magazine

What’s Up at Oasis Life: Winter 2020

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By oasis-life
09 Jul 2021
Ripple Magazine

Oasis Life Clara Anna Fontein in Durbanville welcomes first retirement residents

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By oasis-life
09 Jul 2021
Ripple Magazine

Ground broken on new Oasis Life Burgundy Estate development

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By oasis-life
09 Jul 2021
Ripple Magazine

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

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By oasis-life
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 2021
Ripple Magazine

What’s Up at Oasis Life? Autum 2020

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By oasis-life
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 2021
Ripple Magazine

What’s Up at Oasis Life?

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By oasis-life
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 2021
Ripple Magazine

What’s up at Oasis Life?

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By oasis-life
09 Jul 2021
Ripple Magazine

What’s up at Oasis Life?

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By oasis-life
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 2021
Ripple Magazine

Welcome to Ripple

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By oasis-life
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 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
09 Jul 2021
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
09 Jul 2021
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
09 Jul 2021