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How to get the most out of retirement

Retirement is a truly beautiful stage in life that presents many wonderful opportunities. It’s a chance to slow down, spend more time with your loved ones or pursue that hobby you’ve always dreamed of doing. 

Adjusting to your new life

While many dream of the day they can put their feet up and relax, an inactive retirement may not be as fulfilling as it might seem. So how do you get the most out of retirement? 

Staying Active

If you want to get the most out of your retirement, staying actively engaged in relationships and maintaining a positive physical, mental and social wellbeing will help you do so. 

Described by the World Health Organization as “active ageing”, this continued participation in social, economic, cultural, spiritual and civic affairs extends healthy life expectancy and quality of life for people as they age. 

Shoreline Sibaya has been designed with “active ageing” in mind. From our beautifully designed gym and heated pool, to the lush walking paths around the estate, central Community Centre and on-site restaurant, retirees can lead an active and socially connected life within the estate. 

Downsizing

Retirement presents the perfect opportunity to downsize your home. A house that may have been perfect in your 40s and 50s, may not be suitable as you age for a number of reasons. 

Considering that you may not have the income or energy to maintain a large house, scaling back will not only help your pocket but also provide less to clean and maintain. 

You may want to consider things like ease of access, as a home with stairs or multiple storeys will hinder you from enjoying your home as you age, as well as close access to medical care.  Shoreline Sibaya offers both ease of access and on-site elderly care by leading care provider, TotalCare. 

Moving to a smaller house will also help you to pair down on possessions, decreasing the stress of a cluttered house allowing you to enjoy all of the space within your home. With fewer rooms to clean and a smaller space to maintain, you’ll have more time to do what you love and enjoy this new chapter of your life. 

Considering the benefits of living in an over 50s lifestyle estate? Contact us to find out more about Shoreline Sibaya, KZN’s only seafront retirement estate. 

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