Since its inception in 1958, The Helderberg Society for the Aged has grown from a small Rotary initiative to providing retirement solutions & caring for over 660 residents. Our foundation of care rests on our Four Pillars of Service: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Frail Care and Clinical Services.  The HSFA has accommodation in Somerset West to suit all stage of your retirement journey.

The Helderberg Society for the Aged is a Non-Profit organisation (002-846 NPO) and Public Benefit Organisation and can issue you with a Section 18A donation certificate which you can use for tax purposes. 



Developed for senior citizens who still enjoy an active and social lifestyle, but who require safe and secure accommodation, with easy access to community amenities and services.


These units are for senior citizens who still enjoy their independence, 
but who doesn’t want the responsibility of household chores.


Developed for the families of those older persons who find themselves in the fragile stage of life- requiring 24-hour care and supervision in a way that will help them retain their dignity.


This service offers caring and cleaning  to HSFA residents at our Independent and Assisted Living Units.


This is a community based care programme where older persons in the  community can receive organised programmes and activities.


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Shout out to Japie, Lance, Casper, the Facilities Team and Housekeepers, I would like to express my gratitude to everyone for their hard work. I appreciated the fact, that they included me in making certain decisions. The work you do is important and so appreciated. The end result of said project, is excellent. I am one happy tenant, and look forward to many happy years in HSFA’s Butler Court and in the garden. Keep up the good work Team. Thank you.
Christopher Morkot – June 2023

After my hip replacement op, I had to be taught to walk again, at Vergelegen and Spescare and then Rika Rodd invited me to spend a couple of days at the HSFA’s “rehab” department (Respite Unit). It was wonderful to receive quiet, gentle, sincere and generous kindness from Rika Rodd and one or two others at Vonke. Bless you! Rika actually came to see me when I arrived at Vonke. This unexpected, gentle courtesy meant a great deal. After this experience I found I was pleased that there was no “upstairs” and “downstairs” at Camelot!

Jenny Lund – May 2023


Mike and I celebrated our Diamond Anniversary yesterday with the day starting with a very special coffee morning in our Den at Bowden Park with our many delightful neighbour’s from within our Village. We have now been here nearly 13 years and not a day’s regret. We have both served our time on our Committee but now keep a low profile and just try to support all that is done for us by BP and HSFA. I was on Head Office Staff for 10 years but that was 20 years ago.  Also long ago from 1979 for 3 years my own dear Dad lived at Vonke House very happily. So the Society has played a huge part in our lives. Thank you HSFA for all you have done for our family over the past 44 years.

Jackie and Mike Blundell – May 2023


I worked for the Society for 27 enjoyable years, now returning as a resident at Lancelot. The best thing I did was to move into my own little flat, just big enough for me. The excitement of moving to Lancelot and starting the last stages of my life was amazing. I felt as though I was leaving home to start life on my own but having the peace of mind if needing help it would be there for me. Making lots of new friends here is wonderful and going to shows at The Playhouse organised for us is great. It is wonderful being under the umbrella of the Society feeling safe.

Sharon Innes May 2023


It was worth the long wait to finally be able to move into our lovely, cosy, carefully thought out home in Bowden Park,  that has everything we could want. The HSFA’s Head Office staff ( particularly Rika Rodd and Michelle Reddy ) were marvellous and so kind during our moving in period and indeed all the staff were/are great and extremely friendly and kind. Being part of this community is lots of fun but help is always available if we need it. Rochelle at Vonke House is an absolute darling too. We truly thank God Almighty that we can live here in this beautiful place.

Sandy and Steve Gadd, May 2023


Latest Blogs

HSFA Annual General Meeting 2023

The HSFA held it’s Annual General Meeting and had a fabulous turn out of HSFA members and supporters. On behalf of our Board members, management and staff we thank you all for attending. The HSFA “Caring for Sharing” award was awarded to Circle pharmacy Somerset...

Aug 25, 2023

Brass Keys band rocks HSFA’s Assisted Living residents

The talented band 'Brass Keys' brought joy and entertainment to the residents of Silver Oaks Lodge, one of HSFA's Assisted Living units. With Nick Ames on trumpet and vocals, Dave Betts on keyboard, and Kerry Betts as a second vocalist, the band's talents touched...

Aug 3, 2023

HSFA Service Centre The Squares knitting for Charities

The HSFA Vonke Service Centre Knitting Group, "The Squares," created beautiful knitted items such as jerseys, scarves, beanies, and blankets and delivered them to Heartlands Baby Sanctuary in Strand last week. The effort and generosity of your group members are...

Jul 28, 2023

HSFA knitters giving back to Little Lambs

Thank you for the heart-warming and generous effort by the HSFA Knitting groups! The act of creating beautiful jerseys, hats, and blankets for premature babies shows not only their knitting skills but also their immense compassion and empathy for those in need. The...

Jul 28, 2023

Mandela Day 2023 – HSFA’s Jars of Hope in Macassar

This year our first batch of Mandela Day ‘Jars of Hope’ were distributed to a special team at one of the Macassar soup kitchens. Well done and thank you to all the HSFA residents and staff who kindly collected ingredients and bottles and packed the jars for the...

Jul 21, 2023

Spur visits the HSFA

The Helderberg Society For the Aged gave a warm welcome to Sunset Bay Spur from Gordon’s Bay at the HSFA’s Silver Oaks Lodge, Assisted Living Unit in Somerset West today. The elderly residents were brimming with excitement as the Spur team decked the HSFA’s dining...

Jul 18, 2023

VIP Dinner June 2023

It is the community of the Helderberg region that supports and allows our HSFA team to care for those elderly without family or financial support. We recently had a fundraising dinner to build awareness of what the HSFA does, whilst thanking those pillars of our...

Jun 19, 2023

Pain Management Talk

Dr Adriaan Liebenberg and Claire James gave a talk at the Helderberg Society for the Aged in Somerset West as part of ‘Go Turquoise for the Elderly’ campaign. The unanimous voice from the audience was "It is the best talk I ever attended!" It's wonderful to hear...

Jun 15, 2023

HSFA on Air – Independent Living

Enjoy listening to a a dynamic radio discussion with Theo Rix and Eureka Haefele (Unit Manager Independent Living) on the Helderberg Society For the Aged's units (Independent Living, Assisted Living and Frail Care). The broadcast was on Theo Rix's radio series...

May 22, 2023


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