The Retirement Village Managers Summit is a B2B confex (conference and exhibition) that focuses on the management of retirement villages, old age homes, frail care centres, assisted living and all the permutations inbetween.

The industry has globally been very badly affected by Covid however in South Africa due to swift responses by management at most villages they have been able either to ensure no cases of Covid or low incidences of Covid.

The challenge of running a retirement village is not easy – I equate it to running a small town.  One has to maintain infrastructure which is exacerbated by Governments problems with Eskom and with some water boards.  Provide care to residents that includes feeding, maintaining their welfare both mental and physical at the same time ensuring that the Government standards are being met.