Ekklesiapark Retirement Community in Blairgowrie, is celebrating its 50th birthday this year!
To commemorate and celebrate this special milestone, they planned a series of celebrations during the course of the year.
It commenced with the Autumn Breakfast on the 5th of May, presented by Friends of Ekklesiapark, a group of Dutch Reformed congregations involved in community service at the the retirement village. They were fortunate to have the former SABC newsreader, Riaan Cruywagen, as their special guest speaker. The residents spent a joyous morning reminiscing and reconnecting with friends.
The Spring Family Day on the first of September invited family and friends to share and enjoy a lovely spring tea and lunch. It was a memorable celebration that brought together grandparents, children and grandchildren to interact and have a good time.
The 19th of October marks the actual founding day of Ekklesiapark. A special birthday lunch has been planned for all the residents to celebrate the occasion.
To conclude the year's celebrations, a special dedication and Holy Communion Service is planned on the 4th of November at the Randburg-Suid Dutch Reformed Church at 9H00, to give thanks for the grace Christ has granted our community and the Retirement Village. Read more…
Westview Lodge was purpose-built in 1997, especially to accommodate residents requiring different degrees of care, but still wanting to remain in an elegant and cosy environment. We accommodate a total of 22 residents; and thanks to our size, we are able to provide individualised care and attention.
We specialise in midcare/assisted living, semi-frail and frail care. Accommodation in frail care is either in single rooms with bathrooms-en-suite or in a shared partitioned ward. Each room is equipped with M-net, it is wired for DSTV, private phones, automatic heating, built-in cupboards and they all look onto our patio which in turn look onto our gardens. Read more…
For the past two years the site across the road from Northgate Mall has been a hive of construction activity gradually transforming from a bare piece of land into Celebration Retirement Estate – the largest upmarket lifestyle estate for over 50s in Gauteng.
Anticipation grew as the massive earth works started to give way to cranes going up and buildings slowly but surely rising from the ground.
When the show house village opened in August 2017 and marketing started in earnest, the response from the public was overwhelming with 100 units sold in the first 14 days! To date an unprecedented 280 units have already been sold.
After this long, exciting journey, the big day had finally arrived. On 1 August 2018 Celebration Retirement Estate proudly opened its doors to its first 181 residents, with the second phase of residents who moved in on 1 September. If you have been curious about what has been happening behind those construction barriers for the past two years, come see for yourself. Read more…
Lonehill Manor is situated on a 1.7 hectare property along the peaceful Concourse Crescent in Lonehill. This ideal location is further enhanced by the mature landscape of the property which is close to popular amenities including Lonehill Park, Lonehill Shopping Centre, Monte Casino, Fourways Mall, Cedar Square and Fourways Life Hospital.
Lonehill Manor provides the full range of accommodation options for the retirement market – spacious one and two bedroomed apartments for independent living, as well as a number of attractive assisted living suites for residents seeking the full range of medical, restaurant and laundry services as well as a 24/7 conventional frail care facility.
Lonehill Manor is proudly associated with Riverside Manor in Sunninghill which has been operational for over 10 years. Read more…
Riverside Manor is situated on an expansive 8 hectares on Rivonia Road Ext in Sunninghill, Sandton.
The village meets an identified need in the over 55's market. Riverside Manor offers well designed freehold homes and sectional title apartments as well as assisted living and frail care suites.
Riverside Manor offers riverside views, a secure environment, swimming pool, bird hide and close proximity to retail centres, sporting facilities and medical care right through to frail care facilities. Read more…
Heritage Estate, situated in Modderfontein is an elegant mature lifestyle estate for people over 50 looking for a retirement option together with assisted living services, and for investors buying to let. The estate consists of 126 sectional title, pet-friendly units, with modern finishes, fully integrated imported kitchens. Prices start at R1.3 million, with levies averaging around 1.5% of the sales price annually.
The focus of Heritage Estate is the stately Heritage House, which was built in 1910, and is being renovated under the guidance of the Provincial Heritage Resources Authority Gauteng (PHRAG).
Heritage House overlooks the enchanting oval of landscaped gardens with indigenous plants and heritage trees, and The Pavilion, which dates from 1925 and which houses the coffee shop.
Heritage Estate’s location is a primary drawcard. It’s near Greenstone and Stoneridge shopping malls, Busamed Hospital, close to major highways and roads, and is easily accessible from Sandton, OR Tambo International Airport and the East Rand. Read more…
The very popular Country Life Retirement Village in Benoni is now almost sold out with only six houses for sale directly from the developer. This is the last retirement village in the East Rand as there is no more suitable land available in the area.
All six houses are complete and ready for immediate occupation. They all follow the village’s most popular design with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, single automated garage, covered patio and private garden. Small dogs are permitted. Pricing starts from R1,76 mil (Costs included).
All the facilities in the development are fully operational and well managed. These facilities include the on-site frail care centre, restaurant, multi-purpose hall, shuttle bus, beauty and hair salon.
The village is perfectly located midway between Benoni and Kempton Park. It’s across the road from a beautiful PnP shopping centre and near a couple of private hospitals. The happy residents and affordable levies are some of the many selling features of the development – which is on show 7 days a week from 9am to 5pm. Read more…
In celebration of Heritage Day on Monday 24th September, the Henley River Care Centre hosted a singalong event, which was thoroughly enjoyed by the residents. Sing-alongs are definitely an event to add to the schedule more often.
The flower arranging tutorial was also a great hit and is also something residents will see more of during the beautiful summer months.
Rand Aid Association recently created a new post – Community Care Co-ordinator – to ensure that a dedicated person is available to identify any issues that may affect the quality of life and general well-being of residents in its retirement villages.
Filling the post is Sue Prior, a Sandton resident who has a Psychology Honours degree and extensive experience with seniors. Her role includes identifying areas of risk and concern and providing residents with help in coping with those life issues that arise as a result of changes in health and cognitive capacity by providing both short-term and end-of-life counselling and support.
Rand Aid Association has also been recognised in a World Health Organisation (WHO) report on the development of long-term care systems in sub-Saharan Africa.
WHO’s report, ‘Towards long-term care systems in sub-Saharan Africa’, lists Rand Aid under the chapter ‘Innovative approaches for delivering organised care’. It includes Rand Aid’s financial model as a possible pathway to promote sustainability, equity and accessible care.
At the same time, it recognises the importance of the organisation’s person-centred approach to improve the dignity of care-dependent older persons. A snippet from the report reads: ‘Based on the principles of person-centred care, the facilities emphasise freedom of choice for all residents.’ Read More…
Flower Foundation Retirement Homes in Johannesburg offers you a lifestyle you are comfortable with. Your life, hobbies and work continue as usual, but in an environment that offers, security, support, care, peace of mind and community spirit.
Every village has personnel on site to attend to any emergency and panic buttons linked to armed response and medical assistance. The ‘lock-up-and-go’ lifestyle offers you the freedom to go away when you want, knowing that there is someone close by looking after your home.
Kensington Gardens based in the East of Johannesburg has face brick cottages and flats that are set in beautiful and colourful gardens and around a beautiful Colonial House that has been declared a National Heritage Site.
It is situated close to all the amenities and shopping centres including Eastgate Mall and Bedford Centre. Kensington Gardens caters for the independent resident, while assisted care and full care is available off site at Pioneer House in Oaklands should the need arise. Read more…
Silver Stream Village is situated in Malanshof, Randburg close to shopping centres such as Cresta and Northgate and other amenities.
The face-brick cottages and Dutch style chalets are nestled in established, well maintained and colourful gardens offering a peaceful retirement living in a spacious village with a community spirit.
The Village caters for independent living, assisted care and full care. Read more…
Elm Park Village in Northcliff have beautiful Cape Dutch style cottages nestled comfortably among spacious lawns and colourful gardens.
They are set against the magnificent backdrop of Northcliff, close to Cresta shopping centre and various local shops, restaurants and churches.
You may not need to go out the village as it has all you need from beautiful gardens to enjoy tea with friends and other social activities to suit your lifestyle. Read more…
Maxhaven Village‘s spacious face brick cottages are set among colourful gardens.
It is conveniently situated within walking distance to Cresta Shopping, and close to other amenities such as the NHC Health Centre, restaurants, shops and churches.
A guest flat is available at the village should your family wish to stay over.
Witpoortjie Village consist of independent cottages and apartment. This friendly village boasts beautiful gardens, lovely cottages and welcoming neighbours.
The gardens are the pride and joy of the residents. The regular social get togethers create an inviting environment.
The village caters for independent living and there is a care centre on site offering full and assisted care. Read more…
Orchid Place is a hidden treasure in Johannesburg. This small village has only 10 stunning cottages and caters for the young retiree who is still active.
The spacious cottages offer beautiful private gardens and tranquil surroundings.
The village is situated in the established suburb of Houghton.
Willowbrook Village situated in the heart of Sandton offers upmarket accommodation. It is close to the hub of Sandton but still offers a tranquil and peaceful environment.
The village is surrounded by beautiful gardens and an array of bird life.
Willowbrook Village offers residential living, assisted and full care.
Pioneer House Care Centre situated in Oaklands, the centre is surrounded by beautiful gardens with a beautiful chapel within the centre.
The professional staff provide 24 hour care and assistance with day to day activities to all the residents.
Residents are accommodated in single or shared rooms and can spend the day in either the cosy lounges or enjoy the sunshine in the beautiful gardens. Read more…
Waverley Gardens Memory Care is Flower Foundations specialised Dementia and Alzheimer’s care centre.
The home is well equipped and boasts a dynamic team of professional staff who are highly skilled, dedicated and experienced in this specialised care field.