GERATEC

How can we SERVE you? Let GERATEC become your outsourcing partner

GERATEC is proud of its track record of excellence in supporting older persons in accessing a wide range of value-added services that enhance their quality of life. With more than 25 years’ experience and knowledge of the retirement sector, GERATEC is set apart from others in the field. We provide the highest quality and innovative […]

GERALEARN – An ongoing investment in people

“Continuous learning is the minimum requirement for success in any field.” Brian Tracy At GERATEC, relationship directed support is at the core of everything we do. We believe that it is within the interdependence of people that human beings can learn, grow, and flourish. That is why GERATEC offers free monthly webinars to anyone in […]

GERATEC through the years

How 25 years have changed us for the better A quarter decade has flown by since GERATEC was first established by Rayne Stroebel in 1996. Along the way, there have been growing pains and welcome successes, which is why many long-term care communities have chosen to make GERATEC their quality of life partner. GERATEC was […]

Seeing Dementia differently in celebration of World Alzheimer’s Day

This article, which appears here with minor edits, originally appeared at http://mindsmatter.co.za on the 1st of March 2021 under the title “What if…”. I wonder what would have happened if we considered dementia to be an “altered state”, reframing it not as a syndrome or an illness, but rather a different way of being in […]

Beyond hearts and minds to anti-ageism actions in the Global South

To be anti-ageist is to be self-educating, calling out discrimination wherever we see it and being uncompromising in our demand for full dignity and citizenship for everyone at every stage of life, argues Dr Alexandre Kalache, president of the International Longevity Centre-Brazil. Ageism as a term was first coined in 1969 by the founder of […]

The United Nations Decade of Healthy Ageing requires concerted global action

Actions are needed by national and local governments, businesses and community organizations to rise to the challenge of the age shift as part of the UN Decade of Healthy Ageing. The world is undergoing a huge age shift. According to the United Nations Population profiles, the number of people aged 60 and over is projected […]

GERATEC is celebrating 25 years of life-changing service

Twenty-five years: I have spent half my life working as the owner of GERATEC, promoting the quality of life of older people through nutrition. And while we have expanded our services over time, our passion and focus are still providing the best possible meals at the best possible prices. Over the years, we have made […]

The care journey is just beginning

At GERATEC, we are the first to admit that the care of older people is not a business. It’s a passion that drives us to change people’s lives and, in so doing, the world. For us, it’s all personal. But the hard truth is that love and care come at a price. Working in the […]

The only way forward

Over the past decade, the world has been changing in the way it approaches health — from introducing new lifestyle norms to discovering dietary revolutions. As a result of this, the lives of older people have come into new focus. As life expectancy keeps on improving for older people, the world has had no choice […]