In November 1980 the Central Baptist Church Welfare Association (CEBACWAS) was formed to plan and provide care for the aged. The first of our residential centres for seniors was Glenhaven Retirement Centre - a village on 3.3 hectares comprising 100 cottages, 60 flats. This lovely retirement centre in the east of Pretoria has become recognized as one of the best value for money retirement centres in Pretoria, whilst providing top-class services. CEBACWAS seeks to establish a Christian, caring and affordable environment for our elderly residents.
Glenhaven was one of the first retirement centres in South Africa to combine the three categories of facilities for the elderly, viz., independent living within the Retirement Centre, Assisted Living and Frail Care. An Alzheimer’s unit has subsequently been added. The cottages can either be rented or bought on a ‘life rights’ basis. The flats are available for rental and there is a service centre providing meals and other services to the aged inside, and outside of, Glenhaven.
CEBACWAS also provides the management services to the Haven Village Retirement Centre – an upmarket retirement village in the east of Pretoria. The main aim of CEBACWAS is to provide holistic care, i.e. spiritual, physical and emotional care, in a comfortable, safe and affordable environment.
We are a non-profit organisation. As such, any donations are tax deductible and will be used for the Good Samaritan Fund to care for needy residents.