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Lifestyle

Our associate at The Somerset, Shire Retirement Properties' Managing Director, Rob Jones, posed the following question when he wrote about matters for consideration when buying into a retirement village: Do you have a “big project” to keep you busy (like writing a book or getting that Diploma)? Being...

The French poet, journalist, and novelist – Anatole France, was quoted as saying: “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains un-awakened.” The bond between people and their pets has been written about for many centuries and we know why. There is nothing...

At The Somerset we all love reading and at The Lord Somerset Clubhouse we have our very own library.   In a recent resident survey, reading came out as one of the top two hobbies and interests in the village. Dr Marita Van Zyl Burger has taken...

The late Italian operatic tenor - Luciano Pavarotti once said: "One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating”.   At The Somerset Lifestyle and Retirement Village in Somerset West, this...

We all know how enjoyable an early-morning walk in your garden can be. The sound of birds singing, the smell of the earth, the scent of flowers and the calmness of your surrounds, all adds to a great way to start the day. Gardening is one of...

The Lord Somerset Clubhouse is the social hub of The Somerset – a stylish, spacious entertainment area designed for social interaction and relaxation. The Clubhouse Restaurant also boasts bar facilities and is available to cater for private functions. Recently one of our residents - Averil Murray, celebrated a...

Smart phones and many other modes of technology are being designed all the time to make our lives easier and more connected. As we know, technology is always in a state of change since new developments are continually emerging. Technological products change, and the way they...

I have sold my home and moved to Somerset West. In a world where we live longer, with more transitions, we need to reimagine a life that is filled with new experiences to help us make wise financial and life decisions. This move is about experimenting, working longer...

At The Somerset Lifestyle and Retirement Village in Somerset West, our residents have some very interesting hobbies. Mr John Brian is a Silversmith but always finds time to restore some beautiful pieces of furniture. Mr Brian writes: “Many years ago in England, I used to enjoy a rummage...