Sharing the journey

For many of our families, the decision to send their parents to a care facility is always a tough and emotional one to make. Once their loved one is placed in our care however, families are always left feeling positive and reassured. “I believe that it would be better for our mum to be in a lovely environment like Livewell where she feels at home” says Bill Ashwell. Our support groups 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, wanting to share your story or simply need to be in a safe environment to seek help, the Livewell support groups are here to help. 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. “Sometimes all that a participant in the group needs is for someone to listen,” says Susan Swanepoel, Quality of Life manager at Livewell Village, Somerset West. We encourage you to join our upcoming support groups that occur each month. If you know of someone looking to learn more about dementia, please share this with them.


“The support group will help you deal with the harsh realities associated with the care your mom or dad needs. It provides a non-judgemental environment where participants will discover they’re not alone.” – Susan

I found my way to a solution that is working really well for the whole family by bouncing ideas off others, learning about what options are possible and hearing about how others have dealt with this enormously challenging illness. All this is backed up by the exceptionally skilled and caring Lou-Ann from Livewell who is way ahead of the game” – Rose


List of our Support Groups

Greater Cape Town Area
Somerset West:
Last Wednesday of the month at 12:30
Livewell Villages
41 Lourens Str | Somerset West

First Wednesday of the month at 10:30
Cellars – Hohenort Hotel
93 Brommersvlei Rd | Constantia | 7800 |  Cape Town

Bantry Bay:
19 October 2016
Third Wednesday of the month at 10:30
Ellerman House | 180 Kloof Road | Bantry Bay | Cape Town

RSVP: Lou-Ann van Heerden before the Monday of the week of the support group. | Tel: 021 851 6886


Bryanston, Johannesburg:
First Wednesday of the month at 11:00
113 Mount Street  | Bryanston | Johannesburg

RSVP: Santerien Henry before the Monday of the week of the support group. | Tel: 081 759 8542

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Arrive as family, live with dignity and purpose.

Since 2011, the Livewell Group has been at the forefront of dementia and Alzheimer’s care in South Africa. We are motivated by a personal and heartfelt concern for the dignity and care of our elders and our efforts continue to be encouraged by the strong market need for specialised individual care.

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Do you know someone who might be interested in finding out more about Livewell or needs assistance with their loved one who has dementia?