Livewell Wellness Talks and Dementia Support Groups

Our aim is to equip families, spouses and care providers with ways to sustain themselves when they face difficulty or when a spouse is diagnosed with dementia. The aim of Livewell Wellness Talks and dementia support groups is to provide a place to connect with other caregivers and the Livewell team who truly understand what you are going through. Whether you need information about caregiving, want to share your story or simply need to be in a safe environment to seek help, we are here to help.

Upcoming Dementia Support Groups

The Livewell Support Groups are currently taking place on the first Friday of the month at our Estate in Somerset West.

Upcoming Wellness Talks

General Information Session About Dementia

Join Dr Susan Coetzer, Specialist Physician and Sub-Specialist Geriatrician talk about dementia at Livewell Estates.

18th February 2023
09h30 – 11h00
Livewell Estates, 113 Mount Street, Bryanston

RSVP – [email protected] by 11th February

About Dr Coetzer
Dr Susan Coetzer is a caring, compassionate specialist geriatrician. She completed her undergraduate studies in 2006 at the University of the Free State and then completed her fellowship in the college of physicians and subsequent sub specialisation in geriatrics through the College of Medicine whilst working at Chris Hani Baragwanath, Helen Joseph, Charlotte Maxeke and Donald Gordon hospitals.

She received her master’s degree from the University of Witwatersrand in 2020 which focused on frailty in hospitalised patients. She has also completed a certificate in an introductory palliative care course from the University of Cape Town.

Her main interests in geriatrics are dementia, frailty, palliative care and healthy aging. She is actively involved in the training of other doctors and health care providers as well as the local community about the needs of older people through personal lectures and the South African Geriatrics Society. She is currently vice-president of the society.

In her spare time, she loves spending time with family and friends as well as her dog children. She also enjoys travelling, ballet and music.

Livewell Online
Dementia Care Support Group

We understand that the pressures of living a busy lifestyle doesn’t always allow caregivers the time to attend our weekly support groups. However, the need for carer and family support is immense and it is with this in mind that we decided to launch an online dementia support group on Facebook. Our online support group provides a place to connect with other caregivers and the Livewell team who truly understand what you are going through. Whether you need information about caregiving, wanting to share your story or simply need to be in a safe environment to seek help, we are here to help.

The group is closed, meaning members will have to request access to join and discussions will be monitored by the Livewell team to ensure complete consideration for all members. All members will need to adhere to our community guidelines which hold confidentiality and compassion at the centre.

We encourage you to join this group and use it as your source of comfort, support and a shoulder to lean on. Because it is a closed group, only other members will be able to see your comments.

Join here – www.facebook.com/groups/livewellvillages

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