Creating a residential community where every older person feels welcome, accepted, and independent can be a daunting task, but with the right tools, it can become almost second nature. The truth we must always keep in mind is that environments matter. In fact, it is often through the stimuli that surround us that we experience safety and freedom, or trauma and imprisonment. This does not change with age.

GERATEC is grounded in the principle of quality of life that transcends our basic duty to those we encounter in long-term residential communities on a daily basis. How we achieve an environment where quality of life is honoured is another matter altogether.

In four webinars, held between September and November, we dig deeper into the topics that many of us may have been too embarrassed to ask about in the past. We want to do away with the stigma that surrounds both aging and the care of older persons.

Join us as we explore an alternative approach to dementia, attaining a strong employee community, practical ways to prevent falls that do not inhibit freedoms, and how to make those in our midst living with diabetes feel safe and affirmed.

Here’s a quick look at our webinar days, topics, and speakers:

Tuesday, 21 September

14:00 – 16:30

Dementia beyond drugs: Considering a path of wellbeing Rayne Stroebel
Wednesday, 13 October

14:00 – 16:00

Successful Employee Relations Kaye Mostert
Friday, 29 October

10:00 – 12:00

Geriatric Giants: How to prevent falls Retha de Jager
Thursday, 25 November

14:00 – 16:30

Stop sugar coating your lifestyle: Diabetes must never win Ide-Marie Venter

Rayne Stroebel is eager to share a new way of thinking about dementia on World Alzheimer’s Day, where he relates some of his findings from his ongoing research for his Ph.D. in Dementia Studies. There will be a specific focus on the importance of creating an environment where medication is no longer the primary go-to for dementia treatment.

In these webinars, you will have the opportunity to get to know GERATEC better and connect with other like-minded world-changers as we explore a new way of prioritising quality of life in long-term care. Each webinar includes a 45 to 60-minute discussion with a time for Q&As after every discussion.

Please note that there are absolutely no costs involved, but booking is essential for us to send you the webinar Zoom link.

Click here  for more information.

To make a booking or to find out more information, please contact Maralize Conradie at 021 461 3820  or email her at

This article is a general information sheet and should not be used or relied on as other professional advice. No liability can be accepted for any errors or omissions nor for any loss or damage arising from reliance upon any information herein. Always contact your adviser for specific and detailed advice. Errors and omissions excepted (E&OE)

We use cookies to improve your experience on our website. By continuing to browse, you agree to our Privacy Policy