Retirement Property News from Gauteng – December 2019

Celebration Retirement Estate

We are excited to announce the launch of Village 2!

Opportunity to buy off plan at launch prices! Variety of floor plans to choose from.

No transfer costs. Full ownership. Our new showhouses are now open to the public.  Visit us on site 7 days a week from 09:00 – 17:00.

We also offer a variety of rental options from R8 000 per month!  No waiting list, brand new spacious apartments! Read more here…

Ekklesia Park Home

Ekklesia Park Home for the Aged strives to follow a holistic approach in caring for the aged.   

The age of residents vary between 58 and 103, and the fact that independent retired persons can purchase affordable flats on
the same premises as the Home where frailer elderly are cared for contributes to a feeling of  belonging in a community.  

The highlight of the year, however, was the screening of Ekklesia Park’s very first film production “Cinderfella” (a pantomime)  in which residents and personnel took part and had loads of fun! Age is definitely to a large degree a state of mind! Read more…

Junes Haven

Junes Haven continues to be the serene and loving home it has been for almost 9 years. 

We are a family and are dedicated to the loving care of each and every one of our residents. 

Because we only take 16 residents at a time, our small exclusive approach to care allows us to take all individual needs and personalities into account.

We have been blessed by all our special residents and their families and are fortunate to be moving into our 9th year.  For more information, click here

Westview Lodge

Westview Lodge was purpose-built in 1997 specially to accommodate residents requiring different degrees of care, but still wanting to remain in an elegant and cosy environment.

It accommodates a total of 22 residents; 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 give onto our patio which in turn gives onto our gardens.  Read more…

Ons Tuis

Die Ons Tuis Monument Dienssentrum in Danville gee daagliks vir meer as 60 bejaardes in die omgewing ‘n gebalanseerde bord kos. Soms is dit hulle enigste ete vir die dag.

“Ons is bewus van soveel ander bejaardes in die omgewing wat ook ‘n behoefte het aan gesonde, gekookte kos, maar ongelukkig maak ons fondse net voorsiening vir die huidige bejaardes wat ons elke dag voed,” sê Sr Jenny Wesson, die bestuurder van die Ons Tuis Monument Dienssentrum.

“Met die Borg ‘n Ete-veldtog wil ons graag bewustheid skep oor die nood wat onder bejaardes bestaan en fondse insamel om hulle las te verlig.” Om die veldtog te ondersteun, besoek Kontak Ons Tuis.

Henley River Care Centre

As we move into the festive season, our residents are looking forward to the Christmas decorations going up. This is always a highlight of the year and we can hear the village choir practicing carols.

After winter, the resident ducks have made their way home and are bringing their usual delightful antics with them.

It’s been hot Henley On Klip and we are all looking forward to some much needed rain. Click here for more info on Henley River Care Centre.

The Flower Foundation

Flower Foundation provides you with a way of life that makes excellent financial sense, and also with safe and secure accommodation to be enjoyed for life.

Flower Foundation has nine villages spread across Johannesburg each with its own unique features, leisure and lifestyle options to choose from. This is provided alongside professional healthcare and well-maintained villages suited to the care and social needs of the residents.

These villages offer independent living to active residents, assisted living to residents who need some assistance and full care for those in need of 24-hour nursing care. We also offer specialised dementia care for those with Alzheimer’s and related dementias. Find out more here...

Olive Grove at Heritage Estate

Olive Grove comprises 120 north facing simplex units with gardens built on platforms in from of Heritage House and the Oval, at varying levels to allow for maximum views and privacy. 

The 120 units will be split into 6 phases that will be completed by 2022 and Phase 1 – comprising 17 units is now open for purchase.          

The off-plan units are north facing simplexes units backing on to the Oval.  The units range from a 2-bed 1-bath unit and 2-bed 2-bath units and pricing starts at R 1 950 500 to R 2 550 000. There are no transfer duties as the property is bought off plan from the developer. Further details and plans can be discussed with Bryan. Contact Olive Grove here.

Lonehill Manor

With an intrinsic understanding of the need for more specialised care for the elderly and frail, Lonehill Manor provides independent living apartments, assisted living suites and frail care.

The first phase is 95% full.  Phase two apartments were completed in October and are selling fast with a number of apartments in this phase already occupied. Find out more…

Ad Care Waterkloof

The AD Care Waterkloof clinic is a 30-bed frail care clinic situated in the prestigious Upper Waterkloof Retirement Village.

We have luxurious private rooms with en-suite bathrooms, shared couple rooms, single rooms and two ladies’ wards.

At our clinic we strive to provide value-added services with a personal touch to our residents diagnosed with Alzheimer and Dementia, Stroke patients, Parkinson Disease, palliative care, and any other care for elderly residents, short- and long-term stay.

We strive to offer a safe environment for the elderly with hands on care from qualified caring staff. Find out more…

Rand Aid’s Thembalami Care Centre

Rand Aid’s Thembalami Care Centre, which incorporates the Max Ordman Deaf Association (MODA), has once again been chosen as a beneficiary of Balwin’s Charity Hat Walk.

Balwin hosts this annual charity walk – now in its 12th year – to encourage an active lifestyle, social interaction and to highlight and support chosen charities.

Thembalami is home to financially and physically vulnerable elders, while MODA provides holistic services and accommodation to older deaf persons.

To register for the walk go to To contact Rand Aid, click here

Rand Aid’s Thornhill Manor

Members of Thornhill Manor’s Happy Chatty Walkers Club have taken countless steps since the group’s establishment one year ago.

Participants meet each Monday at 9am at the village community centre for a fun walk around the beautiful grounds.

The group includes people who walk independently, those in wheelchairs, who use a walker and even those who bring along their carers. Then Vicky Keenan, who is both a resident and occupational therapist, hosts a number of games which have been designed to improve residents’ co-ordination and movement range.  For more information, click here

Rand Aid’s Elphin Lodge

With September being World Alzheimer’s Month, Rand Aid Association social worker Debbie Beech gave a talk on the topic at Elphin Lodge retirement village on September 12th.

World Alzheimer’s Month was initiated by Alzheimer’s Disease International and this year’s theme is ‘Let’s talk about dementia and reduce the stigma’.

If you think you or a loved one may be living with dementia, contact Alzheimer’s South Africa at 0860 102 681 or visit their website at To contact Elphin Lodge, click here

Rand Aid’s Ron Smith Care Centre

Over 150 residents and staff of Rand Aid’s Ron Smith Care Centre gathered at the centre’s beautiful Woodlands Lapa and Garden area to celebrate Heritage Day on September 26th.

Preparations for the event began weeks in advance with the residents and staff creating special Heritage Day hats and hand-crafted Proteas for table decorations in the OT activity centre, whilst the staff dancers learnt some new international dances to entertain the crowd.   

Debbie Christen, Manager: Recreational Programmes commented: “The day was a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the spirit and beauty of Rand Aid’s diverse cultures and to find joy in a selection of music and dances from around the world. To contact Rand Aid’s Ron Smith, click here

Farhills Manor

Farhills Manor, a boutique hotel-inspired Ageless Living Estate, offers unique lock-up and go apartments located in Lonehill, Sandton.

Invest in one or two bedroomed apartments in an estate that integrates a fully licensed bar, A La Carte Bistro restaurant, private lounges and a heated swimming pool, an ideal living experience for over 50’s, traveling business people, investors and retirees alike. Read more…

San Sereno

At the recent PIA Awards dinner, San Sereno won the Award for Architecture 2019 for Buildings which are adjudged as good examples of architecture.

San Sereno Senior Living is an inspiring transformation of the facilities of a senior residential community constructed in the late eighties.

The project is a successful attempt to soften and humanise the institutional character of the original buildings, emanating out of a deep concern for the users’ experience. For more information, click here...

Care in Midstream

Care in Midstream offers serviced accommodation and nursing care for Assisted Living, Frail Care, End of Life Care and Alzheimer’s & Dementia residents.

Short Term Stays, Stay A Day and Home Care Nursing Assistance completes and enhances our service offerings. 

Care in Midstream endorses person-centred care as part of a holistic approach to caring for our residents.

Person-centred care focuses on an individual’s relationships, life experiences, abilities, and preferences, and represents innovation within the care environment. For more information, click here