Nazareth House Harare is situated in the northern suburbs, being within a prestigious residential area. In 1992, adjacent to the house, building commenced on the cottages that would become Larmenier Village, a ‘Life Right’ retirement estate of 130 occupants.
Larmenier Village was the vision of the Sisters of Nazareth, in order to provide additional funding for their charitable work of caring for the vulnerable. Larmenier Villages comprises of residential units consisting of a mix of apartments and cottages of different sizes, as well as a clubhouse and access to Health Care Facilities. The Villages are managed by the Victoire Larmenier Foundation consisting of 9 trustees, 5 Sisters and 4 lay people.
Life at Larmenier Retirement Village
The Village has been designed around the residents, making life easier for you and giving you the opportunity to live life at your own pace.
At Larmenier Village you can sit back, relax and enjoy your retirement – never needing to drive far with shopping centers and medical facilities in close proximity.
The core values of the Sisters still form part of the ethos of the Village where you can life as you want knowing that you are never far from a warm, safe and friendly community and with all the support services you need now and as your requirements change.
When you move to the Village, you move to your new home and you decide how you want to live.
If you want to be active, the Village offers a wide range of activities within a friendly and vibrant community.
Over the years the Village has built a safe and secure environment that allows for a warm friendly atmosphere and a program of social activities.
Continue a favourite hobby or try something new:
- How about knitting or another craft activity?
- Are you more a quiz person? Or would you prefer a game of Scrabble, Bingo or Bridge?
- We have group exercise classes in the form of gym and yoga. Held most days. And our facilities have pools to cool off or take a lap.
- Our outdoor activities include Boulle, Table Tennis and selected sites have outdoor Tennis Courts.
- Social groups are held weekly/monthly o encouragement interaction and new friendships.
Or would you like to explore further afield?
- Join one of minibus excursions visiting local sights.
Our minibus takes residents to the local Shopping Centre twice a week. By arrangement residents can also get transport to medical appointments.
Or would you prefer to just simply relax in one of our grounds with a newspaper or access the Village wifi.
The clubhouse is at the center of the Village’s activities. It comprises of a lounge, dining room, library and hairdressing salon, as well as administrative offices. There are also wi-fi facilities throughout the clubhouse. The lounge offers a welcoming place for village residents to meet and relax. The bar is open on Friday evenings and on other social occasions. In winter a fire adds warmth to the atmosphere. An impressive television set enables residents to come together if they wish to watch sporting or special events, as well as films.
The hair salon, on the premises, is open 6 days a week and offers facilities to women and men at exceptionally good rates.
The library is open daily and is run by the residents. Apart from a good range of books, donated by the residents, a wide selection of magazines are also available, as well as jigsaw puzzles.
All the apartments have fully fitted kitchens but if you would like to lunch in style you have the option.
A daily midday meal is provided in the dining room, as well as a special buffet on Sundays. Residents have the option of take-aways and there is a delivery service for a small fee. A menu is provided in advance, together with an à la carte option.
The Health Care Centre is run by qualified sisters, of whom one is always on duty – and who supervises the other nursing staff. Residents are entitled to three free days a year. Home-based care for ill or frail residents is also allowed on their own account. This includes monitoring of medication, checking blood pressure and attending to minor wounds and dressings.
All residents have emergency call buttons at their disposal with 24 Hour immediate response.
Frail-care is available on our sister property at Nazareth House.
Security is an important consideration in the Village which is positioned within a gated and access controlled property. A guard house controls entrance into the Village, and is manned 24 hours a day. The property is fully enclosed and protected by electric fencing. The Village is consistently patrolled at day and night by on site security guards who are directly linked to a control room that provides emergency response services.
The Village allows pets in the form of one small dog or one cat. Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times and owners must ensure that they do not foul the grounds. Cats are allowed to roam freely but owners should ensure that they do not enter other units.
Choosing your new home.
Larmenier Villages Harare consists of 135 cottages. All cottages are two bedrooms and have a lock up garage. Due to currency fluctuations new cottages are purchased in United States Dollars.
Units within the Village feature a very low monthly levy which covers everything except cost of electricity.
Frail care is available once residents reaches a stage where they are unable to care for themselves.
Making the purchase.
- Upon sale of the unit the incoming resident will pay 100% Life Right loan to the Victoire Larmenier Foundation and 25% of this will immediately be invested as an “exit fee” utilised towards operational requirements for the Victoire Larmenier Foundation.
- Upon vacating/death of residents on these new Life Right Agreements, only 75% of the original loan will be refunded. However, new residents will participate in a profit share scheme where 25% of the profit on date of sale “over and above” their initial 100% purchase price will be settled along with the 75% refund.
Putting your name down.
Larmenier Retirement Village offers independent living within an active community. It is not an old age home. As a result, in maintaining a waiting list, social and medical criteria need to be taken into consideration. New residents need to be young enough and fit enough to ensure that they do not become a burden on the Village and its amenities. Preferably they should also be willing to participate in the community life of the Village. We cannot ensure automatic acceptance into the Village once a name is on the waiting list. The list is long and there are other criteria to take into consideration. We recommend, therefore, that applicants put their names down for other retirement villages as well.