We are excited to announce that PADCA and HADCA, two of the largest organisations focused on serving the older adults of the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, are set to merge after our members voted unanimously for this union. We both have impressive track records in the field and bring strong individual qualities to the table. There is a long-standing congenial relationship, which has now culminated in this collaboration.

As non profits and public benefit organisations, it is important for us to ensure our sustainability for the long-term as it gives confidence to those in our communities. Through our person-centred approach, we meet the needs of older adults while balancing the lifestyle they want to have, their health and their finances. 

By merging, we can better adapt to the changing environment, remain relevant in an increasingly competitive market, and ensure that we continue to empower ageless living. Our continuum of products and services, and our approach will remain at the heart of what we do. Our community service team will guide residents through this merger. For most residents in PADCA or HADCA villages, the transition will be an easy process, with their day-to-day experiences remaining much the same. There will not be any immediate changes to the prices or anyone’s position on the waiting lists held by each organisation. If you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch. We are here to help you through this change. 

The synergy between HADCA and PADCA will increase our geographic and market share in an increasingly competitive space. Pooling resources and skills will improve and expand the service and product basket offered. The new organisation will leverage the opportunity for growth in affordable villages for older adults in the Pietermaritzburg, Hilton and Howick areas – a hotspot for this kind of living, which is especially appealing to those who are “semi-grating” from big cities in South Africa to the KwaZulu Natal Midlands. 

As we walk this journey together, we will keep you posted as each phase of this unfolds.

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