Welcome to the Association Group website. This site is compiled in Afrikaans and English, but most of the laws and regulations concerning retirement villages are unfortunately not available in Afrikaans.
What is the Association for Retirement Villages ?
The Association Group was established in 1994 and is a voluntary organisation representing the management bodies of Retirement Villages primarily located in Gauteng, but also villages situated in surrounding areas like Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West and the Free State. The Association Group is also in contact with similar bodies elsewhere in South Africa. It is the largest organisation of its’ kind in the country and has over 70 members representing about 13 500 residents.
|Serves as a liaison body among and between members and other private institutions and government bodies.|
|Represents members on various other bodies.|
|Provides a consultative platform where villages with similar challenges and needs can interact and learn from one another.|
|Negotiates with the government regarding policy, legislation applicable to retirement villages in order to address deficiencies and other shortcomings.|
|Submits representations and proposals on matters affecting retirement villages and their residents.|
|Facilitates and promotes training of members of management bodies by means of seminars, workshops and meetings where matters of mutual interest are discussed.|
|Advises members about the implications of laws applicable to retirement villages.|
|Provides various guidelines on matters of mutual interest in order to promote good standards.|
|Further research in the field of gerontology, services and the management of retirement villages.|
|Promotes inter-village social activities.|
There is ongoing collaboration with a wide spectrum of relevant organisations and government departments in order to stay in touch with developments in the industry. The Association Group is also well represented on all the main bodies and associations in the field. Of particular interest is our involvement and participation on matters of policy and legislation, both to influence good policy, but also to be able to inform members of any possible developments.