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    Salt River,
    Cape Town, 7925

Welcome to Eden Alternative South Africa,
the Journey to Elder Centred Communities

The Eden Alternative is a philosophy that seeks to change the culture of today’s old age homes, long term care facilities, and other residential care settings from sterile medical institutions to human habitats – environments where residents want to live and carers enjoy working.

Eden Alternative communities encourage the continuation of residents’ personal growth rather than their decline and value what’s important to the person – like individual routines, pets, plants and other unique aspects that makes life worth living.

Through education, consultation, and outreach, The Eden Alternative offers person-directed principles and practices that support organisations in addressing the unique needs of individuals, fight loneliness, helplessness and boredom and enable well-being, longer and healthier lives – reducing the need for medical interventions and drug therapies.

Improving the lives of older people and their carers by transforming the communities in which they live and work

What is the Eden Alternative?
The Eden Alternative is a small, not-for-profit organisation making a big difference in the world.The core belief is that ageing should be...
Homes on the Eden Journey
Joining the Eden Registry will tell the whole world that your organisation/home is stepping up to create a home where life is worth living.
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Education is at the core of everything we do. We help individuals create a new way of thinking about every interaction in their day.


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who are committed to changing the way we care for our Elders
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