La Gratitude Retirement Village

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Couples 50 and older - No children or pets allowed!

  • One and a half bedroom units.
  • One bathroom.
  • Large combined lounge / dining room.
  • Large main bedroom.
  • Smaller bedroom can fit a single bed with comfort.
There are numerous recreation facilities on site:

  • An eight lane bowling green.
  • An nine hole Putt Putt course.
  • A lapa with beautiful braai facilities.
  • Two recreation halls.
  • Satellite television in the recreation hall.
  • A snooker and darts room for the gents and ladies.
  • A library and video service.
  • A fully fledged hair salon on site.
  • Full medical clinic on site - house visits, daily blood pressures measurements - basic wound care etc.
  • An excercise circle, weekly games circle for friends and so forth.
  • Premises are fully protected by electrified fencing.
  • Remote control access.
  • Manicured gardens
A big draw card is the mini Pick 'n Pay Supermarket (only about 50m from the Village, a pharmacy, garage, butcher, restaurant and pub - all under one roof on your doorstep.


La Gratitude Retirement Cottages

50 Years and older. No children or pets allowed!

  • 28 one bedroom Cottages - two cottages per unit - 14 units in total.
  • Carports for those still with cars.
  • Lounge / diningroom combination.
  • One Bedroom.
  • Kitchen.
  • Sun room / "Stoep".
  • Manicured Gardens - full garden services.
  • Small gardens - not separated.
  • 24 hour security, fully secured with pallisade fencing and remote control access gate.
  • 24 hour remote control panic button system in case of emergency, within 1km of premises.
  • Hair salon on site. 24 hour clinic and medical services.
  • A stone's throw from the private hospital.
  • Three blocks away from the provincial hospital.
  • In close proximity to Pick n Pay Hypermarket, Wimpy, various other fast food outlets, Post Net, Game, Sheet Street, Clicks and a mini shopping mall.
  • Stepdown / Sickbay facility on your doorstep.
  • Frail Care facility on your doorstep.



Our first class Frail Care Facility offers the following services:

  • Multi-racial board and lodging.
  • 24-hour medical care by professional nursing staff.
  • Three balanced meals per day.
  • Regular tea breaks.
  • Dining room.
  • Full laundry service.
  • Fully furnished double and single rooms.
  • Spiritual / Bible study services once per week.
  • Recreation facilities (bingo, kitchen orchestra, card games, library, daily excercise etc).
  • Tranquil and relaxed environment.
  • Private hospital within 200m.
  • Provincial hospital within 500m.
  • In-house hair salon.
  • Mini kiosk.
  • 24-hour Security (fully fenced property).
  • Remote control access.
  • Manicured gardens with water features and covered seating areas.
  • Organized excursions.
  • Indoor concerts and fundraising initiatives with elderly participation.



La Gratitude strives in making a difference within the community by initiating various projects in both rural and urban areas to assist the previously disadvantaged and vulnerable groups.

The beneficiaries include the elderly, youth, children, HIV infected and affected individuals of all race groups.

Project Initiatives Undertaken:

  • Provision of subsidised meals for the elderly in the urban community.
  • Basic medical and clinic care services both urban and rural areas.
  • Training facility for home-based care givers.
  • Developmental services for people infected and affected by HIV/Aids.
  • Sickbay facility providing temporary affordable medical care for the community.
  • Underpriviledged Children's Christmas Party (Rural creches).
  • Month of the elderly promotion rural & urban.
  • Luncheon club - vegetable growing sustainability project.
  • Soup kitchen for Newcastle street children.
  • Thembilile Childrens shelter - luncheon club.
  • Rural creche stationary drive (Sakhisizwe, Ingogo, Normandien).
  • Training facility for the unemployed (decor, catering & domestic services).
  • ... and many more!

Our Community Responsibility Programmes



Objective 1:

A project to provide specialized services to 114 frail elderly people to protect and better their quality of life.

Objective 2:

A project to provide subsidized meals to struggling elderly people in the urban community of Newcastle.  The provision of one meal per week to 26 state pensioners at our La Gratitude Retirement Village.

Objective 3:

Basic Medical / Clinic Care service to approximately 600 elderly per month outside of La Gratitude Old Age Home.  Provide approximately 200 frail and other persons the use of our clinic facility within the Old Age Home itself each month for the continual monitoring of sugar levels, blood pressures, wound care, basic check ups etc.

Objective 4:

A project to provide a training facility for Home Based Care students in the Newcastle Area for unemployed matriculants and youth in the rural areas and in turn utilize them for permanent employment when a vacancy arises within our organisation.  The course runs three times per year. The duration is four months per course, two months theory, two months practical.

Objective 5:

A project to render developmental services that is desperately required in these areas to people that are infected and affected by HIV and Aids.

Objective 6:

A project to provide temporary affordable medical care for the community.  Sickbay facility in operation.

Objective 7:

Under-privileged Children’s Xmas Party for children from rural crèches who never experience Christmas as Urban children do.

Objective 8:

The month of the elderly promotion.  A meal prepared by the Home, grocery hampers made up by the Homes personnel to carry elderly through the festive season.

Objective 9:

On providing these hampers a clinic service is also initiated to see what condition our elderly are in.  Due to elderly having limited access within the deep rural areas to access clinic services.  Blood pressures are taken, sugar levels are monitored at the elderly project to identify if a need lies within these areas for an ongoing basic clinic service perhaps not covered by the local municipal clinic program.

Objective 10:

Ingogo Crèche – Soup / Stew Kitchen. – provision of soup parcels for crèche children

Objective 11:

Thembelilhle Children's Home “Luncheon Club” provision of soup parcels for crèche children

Objective 12:

To provide a free training facility for the unemployed from rural areas to teach skills which can be utilised in a number of different avenues in the business sector of Newcastle.  The catering, décor, flower arranging skills training is an ongoing training and outreach initiative.  Free limited medical training courses are also offered to students studying or wanting to study in the nursing profession.

Objective 13:

To allow under privileged schools the opportunity to tour the Old Age Home and to learn in simple form why elderly are admitted and what the services we offer are.

Objective 14:

A project to provide sporting opportunities for previously disadvantaged children to keep their minds and bodies active in their spare time and further to keep them away from petty crimes, drugs and abuse. 

Objective 15:

Home Based Caregiver  training- Provisions of skills for unemployed members of the community, concentrating on youth from rural areas.

Objective 16:

Equipping rural crèches and schools with the tools as well as furniture to provide a better level of education for our children in rural areas who do not have the same opportunities as some in the urban areas.

Objective 17:

Reaching out to Luncheon clubs to provide tools for activities that can be started to generate income to make their groups more sustainable.  Providing the right material to make cushions and handbags, beads to make necklaces and bracelets, broaches, etc.  Providing the right materials to make money to encourage and assist in the sustainability of each group.

Objective 18:

Youth and Unemployed Sustainable Livelihood projects, this project was identified to keep those unemployed persons and youth off the streets to get them active within the community to grow vegetables and make soup, generate an income to help each other to fend for one another.

Objective 19:

Provision of tools for sustainable projects to maintain luncheon clubs in deep rural areas. Garden tools, seeds and necessary equipment to support , sustain registered luncheon clubs in deep rural areas and in turn help needy communities to become more sustainable.





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The Hansen Wedding

The La Gratitude

"Kitchen Band"



Physical Address:

Bird Street (between York Rd & Hospital St)


KwaZulu Natal



Phone: 034 315 5466, 034 315 5467

Fax: 034 315 5466



Postal Address:

PO Box 1418