Ensuring these truly are your golden years
Badisa and therefore Plumstead Rusoord as a program of Badisa, is ministry of compassion for the Dutch Reformed Church: Western Cape and the United Reformed Church: Cape. Plumstead Rusoord is faith based social welfare home for the elderly which is value-driven with Jesus Christ as our role model.
As we reflects on the history of Plumstead Rusoord, home for the elderly we must Honor the memory of Ds. F.N.B. Liebenberg who initiated the building of Rusoord. Ds. Bobbie was the Chairman of the Building committee, formed in 1979 from the Plumstead Dutch Reformed Church. Rusoord was his dream came true. The first task of the building committee was to draw up the building plans. An Architect Mr. Stander was chosen to do the drawing the plans were finalized in 1983. Meanwhile a suitable site were selected behind the Three Arts Building and bought for the sum of R3500.00. Their next task of the building committee was to find finance for the building project. Through the mediation of the Goeie Hoop Behuisingsmaatskappy, Dutch Reformed Church organization a bond arrangement with the government was established for the amount of 3 million rand 1986. At last in 1987 the building was completed and first occupants moved in 1st October 1987. The home was registered for 95 residents and 46 flats in 31 October 1988. Rusoord started as one man’s dream but is now many people’s home.
Since 2011 two more buildings were built to add 48 luxury one, two and three bedroom flats for independent living. Since 2013 Plumstead Rusoord become PlumRus and now with PlumRus Residential Accommodation:
- 92 Rooms, share, single, spacious and penthouse( with own bathroom only 5)
- 40 Bachelor flats
- 27 One Bedroom flats
- 32 Two Bedrooms flats
- 3 Three Bedrooms flats
as well as PlumRus Community Service Center to be expanded as multiple community services centers in Plumstead and surrounding area.