With the 25th anniversary of the NHSV, the Piet Potgieter Monument House was opened by Minister J J Serfontein on 11 September 1965. This residence was designed by architect RH Veitch and was initiated on Potgietersrus on 11 September 1965. The chairman of the board was Mrs LL Coetzee. During the years, the Home is run by Mrs L L Coetzee, Matrone and House Management Committee, who, after being deceased in 1967, was reminded that the dining hall of the hostel was named after her. The first matrons Mrs P Smit, also saw a need of residents who need to grow older and need care. In 1973 the congress decided to build a care unit. Architect R H Veitch is approached for the necessary plans. Rev David Dreyer handled the negotiation of the land. The NHSV branches and local congregations and Ds B van Wyk worked very hard over the years. They helped fund raising. The construction architects Du Plessis and Blignaut and the builders Degenaar and Steyn
The new part of the hostel was only taken into service on 24 September 1983. Memorial stone is revealed by Mrs Kotie Viljoen. The new matron to Mrs P Smit was A Pistorius and then Mrs M Nortje. On September 26, 1986, Piet Potgieter was 21 years old in charge of business, Matrone J van der Merwe and House Management Chairman Ds B van Wyk. Ds B van Wyk is succeeded by Ds P Kotze, Ds G Malan
Here, a 24-hour comprehensive service for 88 poor elderly and disabled residents is provided, with service focused on quality of life. Professional staff is available 24 hours for the care of residents.
The weakened department provides 24-hour care for the elderly and demented persons who include all aspects of care for the persons such as medical care, shower, clothing, 3 meals, laundry and cleaning services.
The hostel has a social worker who also acts as a manager. Furthermore, care is provided by qualified nurses, assistant nurses and trained geriatric assistants. The services of an occupational therapist are available 6 hours a week for residents. The kitchen has a qualified chef who provides over 400 balanced meals a day. Our staff share a passion for the elderly and therefore walk more than the extra mile with each of our residents and their families.
Weekly activities as mentioned below also include residents of the retirement village
Mondays: Animal Therapy / Choir / Lyndans
Tuesdays: Pilattis / Adult coloring
Wednesdays: Various Bible Study Groups / Bingo / Library / Taking Blood Pressure
Thursdays: Erediens / Book reading
Fridays: Arts class / knitting and needlework group
Various activities also take place on a monthly basis, such as: Transport to Town, Foot Care, Movie nights, Visits by artists for entertainment, Braai meat and Potjiekos meals and many more.
Big Projects That Happen Every Year: Veteran Motor Show in May / Glasses and Pillars Bikers Ralley and Bazaar in November and then our Christmas Candy Festival 30 November to
Karee: 20 units that vary between one and two bedrooms
Maroela: 18 units where there are one, two and three bedrooms.
Camel tower: 14 units of which 6 are rental units and the rest is also one and two bedrooms
Kiepersol: 36 one-bedroom apartments
Support services are provided to the retirement village in terms of panic and interrogation systems that keep them in contact with the security services and also the nursing staff on duty for 24 hours.
Residents can buy dinner at the kitchen, currently at R 15 per meal. Furthermore, as mentioned above, they can participate in all the activities offered on the site.