Improving the lives of older people
and their carers by transforming the
communities in which they live and work"

Can Genrotoromcoms reduce Gerontophobia?

The Eden Alternative South Africa has definitely been placed on the map with its mention in the 2017 World Health Organisation report. South Africa, with a select example of an Eden registered facility, has been named as a leader in the field of institutional aged care in the recent publication [please refer to WHO (2017). […]

In conversation with Femada

In conversation with Femada Shamam, CEO of TAFTA and Magda Pienaar, Eden Guide, Eden Alternative South Africa regarding the Eden Path to Mastery Guide process. Magda: “We have come to the end of a Eden Path to Mastery Guide process, the first for an organisation in South Africa. As CEO of Tafta, please share with […]

Ageism – how do older people see themselves?

“Societal ageism feeds perceptions that older people have little to contribute to society or the economy. Although the South African Older Person’s Act of 2006 exists to maintain and promote the rights, status, well-being, safety and security of older persons, the act and its regulations are poorly implemented and these issues are overlooked as older people […]

Snippets from Eden Associate Assignments 2017

Attendees of the 3 day Eden Associate training are requested to complete an assignment aimed at encouraging them to make a start at implementing The Eden Alternative Philosophy. Here are a few extracts from assignments received during the second half of this year. Thembisa and Tracey Lee – Eden Associates from PADCA Riverside Park in […]

Person-Directed Appreciation

By Denise Hyde – From her wisdom and experience with many an organisation, Denise shared the following on the blog of The Eden Alternative website ‘Those that know me, or have had me facilitate a training, know that the phrase “I read a book …” is stated often. Well, it’s true, and here is one […]

Can we measure the impact of The Eden Alternative?

Read and see for yourself. Ron Smith Care Centre at Elphin Lodge, an Eden Registered Home received the following email from family members.  From: Marilyn de Villiers [] Sent: 27 October 2017 9:55 AM To: Erica Woodward; Helen Petrie Subject: Gratitude for care of Margaret Cohen This is just a note to express our sincere thanks […]

Alexander Forbes took note…

The Eden Alternative was mentioned in Alexander Forbes’s annual Benefits Barometer publication as ‘a transformative model of care that advocates person-directed solutions of care as opposed to the conventional practice where the institution dictates the daily routines for an individual’ Part 2, Chapter 5, p122.  This phenomenal (341 page) document is worth a read. Its origin […]

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