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Villa Assumpta estate offers residential and assisted living.
Enjoy a feeling of sanctuary in the city amongst tranquil gardens and spacious grounds.

With the most exquisite views over Pietermaritzburg, Villa Assumpta is a small community of 60 seniors residing in Wembley, a northern suburb of Pietermaritzburg in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. We offer residential living and assisted living in single and double rooms.  Our residents are encouraged to customise the rooms and make them their own. Some of these offer kitchenettes or verandahs as well.

There are communal lounges, dining rooms and outdoor areas where residents can socialise with one another as desired. Residents are encouraged to remain active and involved. Recreational activities include games hour, movie afternoons, as well as gardening.

The beautiful, little chapel is a place for quiet reflection and prayer and hosts chapel services. Our tranquil gardens and spacious grounds of this estate provide a feeling of a sanctuary in the city for those looking to live independently or with assistance.

We do our best to take the stress and strain of the day-to-day needs and so we offer 24-hour care and security as well as full catering, laundry and cleaning services. These are complemented with a range of convenience services such as transport into town for shopping.

Villa Assumpta was run by the Oakford Congregation of Dominican Sisters for many years. Whilst it is now managed by PADCA, the ethos of care and warmth created by the Sisters have continued. Villa Siena, adjacent to Villa Assumpta, is still home to Sisters who have retired from active ministry, and who attend regular services in the chapel and visit the residents.

Residential and Assisted Living at Villa Assumpta

Residential living is R10 000 per person per month and this includes one meal a day. You can choose to add caring services and additional meals as required.

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We encourage you to visit us, at 55 Tanner Road, in the quiet suburb of Wembley, Pietermaritzburg, to better understand just where you will be making your home. The tour includes visiting the units, the common areas and attractions. To find out more, click here.

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Thank you to Corneli, Jackie & the rest of the orchestral group for a wonderful musical event, putting us in an early Christmas spirit.All Villa Assumpta Residents thoroughly enjoyed it. ... See MoreSee Less
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Many powerful words are used to describe South African women. They are described as being a rock, a backbone and a pillar of strength in times of weakness. They are endowed with the huge responsibilities to create, cultivate, nurture, love and forgive. Yet our actions, appear to be in sharp contradiction to this. Women in South Africa are not equated with this power but are disempowered by becoming the victims of gender-based violence.GBV (Gender-Based Violence) is a global phenomenon and in general terms, it manifests itself in physical, sexual and psychological forms, encompassing:intimate partner violence (battering, psychological abuse, marital rape, femicide);sexual violence and harassment (rape, forced sexual acts, unwanted sexual advances, child sexual abuse, forced marriage, street harassment, stalking, cyber-harassment);human trafficking (slavery, sexual exploitation);female genital mutilation; andchild marriage.In South Africa, GBV – which encompasses any of the above forms of violence against women and children – is well documented and an issue of serious concern. Up to 40% of South African women have experienced sexual and/or physical interpersonal violence in their lifetime. This figure might have even increased since the pandemic as incidents appear to be on the rise. While gender-based violence can happen to anyone, anywhere, some women are more vulnerable such as older women, women who identify as lesbian or bisexual, indigenous women and women living with disabilities. Violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations in our world today, yet it remains largely unreported particularly in South Africa due to the lack of punishment, silence, stigma and shame surrounding it.16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign to challenge violence against women and girls. The campaign runs every year from 25th November to 10th December. The global theme this year is “Orange the world: End violence against women now”. It is a symbol of a brighter future, free from violence against women and girls. Therefore, please wear an orange ribbon in support of the campaign.So how do we restore power to our highly valued South African women? The first step is to offer survivors of GBV the support they need and provide them with information on services and organisations that can help reduce the impact of violence on their lives.Secondly, help to transform harmful social norms and negative gender stereotypes surrounding women. Challenge practices that condone violenceagainst women.Thirdly promote gender equality – encourage equal and respectful relations between both sexes. Be the role model yourself. Encourage all women young and old to assert their independence and decision-making processes in their lives.Lastly, stay informed and educate yourself. Understanding the causes, power dynamics, social structures that promote violence and consequences of violence against women is empowering in itself.Over the next two weeks please take time to pay homage to the women and girls in South Africa who lost their lives as a consequence of GBV.Helpful NumbersFAMSA PMB – 033 342 4945Childline PMB – 033 394 5177Kind RegardsNevashni Chetty – Social Work Manager#16daysofActivism2021 #genderbasedviolence ... See MoreSee Less
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Thank you to Arnold Singh and his mum Mrs.Singh for the delicious lunch that you gave all the Residents of Villa Assumpta. ... See MoreSee Less
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