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 commendable, and it’s heartening to see people coming together to make a positive impact on the lives of others. The founding group members are Joey Bianchina, Esme Long and Ellen Maree. Please note that these ladies actually buy wool themselves. Should anyone from the community wish to drop off ‘Double wool’ at Vonke Security gate we would be most grateful.
Organisations like Heartlands Baby Sanctuary play a crucial role in providing care and support to vulnerable infants, and your knitting group’s contributions undoubtedly make a difference in their lives. It’s acts of kindness and compassion like this that help build stronger and more connected communities. Thank you and your knitting group, “The Squares,” for making a positive difference and spreading kindness through your craft. Keep up the fantastic work!
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 Little Lambs organisation appreciated the thoughtful gesture, especially during the cold winter months when premature babies need extra warmth and care. #knitting#littlelambsLittle Lambs NPO 069-435
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 initiative! Our residents who represented the HSFA were Mrs Hester Schoeman, Mr Frans van Eeden and Mrs Isobella Tilley from Robari Lodge and Mrs Marie Griebenauw from Vonke. The distribution was arranged through the collaboration of NPOs: Out the Box, Debbie Myburgh Nurse from D-Health, Elizabeth Adams from Macassar Outreach and Waseemah Flaendorp and Keith Eksteen from Freedom of Speech Ward109 and I AM…. A special and uplifting morning. #MandelaDay2023#jarsofhope#followusonfacebook#elderlycare#elderly#somersetwest#somersetwes
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 room and transformed it into a look-a-like Spur! Sunset Bay Spur generously sponsored their renowned burgers and chips, delighting the happy party. The HSFA’s Assisted Living Unit Manager, Gregory Young, expressed his heartfelt gratitude for the compassionate gesture extended towards the elderly, particularly on this special occasion of Mandela Day.
It was a day filled with delicious Spur food, laughter, and music, and everyone revelled in the festive atmosphere. The support from the Somerset West community holds immense significance for a non-profit organisation like HSFA. Thank you Herman Du Toit – owner of Sunset Bay Spur and his team for assisting the HSFA to achieve HSFA’s vision to care for the older person. Thank you to Gregory and his team and special thanks to Mariska Vlok who made each lamp and wall decoration by hand! Outstanding. Thanks too goes to Theo Rix from HelderbergFM 93.6 who kindly MC’d and DJ’d!
Auralia Giwu, the Regional Operations Manager Western Cape Spur Steak Ranches, attended the event and said, “When we received the request from the HSFA, requesting bringing Spur to their units with the theme “Taste For Life”, it was an opportunity for us to give back to our community and what a better day to do it on than Mandela Day with the help of Sunset Bay Spur.” Spur Steak RanchesSunset Bay Spur Steak Ranch#SpurSteakRanches
“Oh, What a beautiful morning!” from Oklahoma rang out in the lounges of Silver Oaks Lodge and our Support Centre units. HSFA Assisted Living and Frail Care residents enjoyed the polished performances Tish and Denise and their uplifting voices! Songs in the line-up included favourites from The Sound of Music, My Fair Lady, Oklahoma! West Side Story, and more! A quote from one of the residents Olive Bowman summed it up; “They were out of this world. I wish I could reach the notes that they get so effortlessly. The songs all take me back many years. Thank you for the whole performance which was unforgettable!” Thank you to Denise Rogers and Tish Morgan as well as Tina Lotz (MC) and Johan Davidson (Audio/tech).
The residents at HSFA’s Swannack Gardens are keeping fit on their NEW outdoor exercise gym. Jackie Nash and Delmence Prevost shown in the photos below worked up a healthy sweat whilst enjoying the beautiful view and getting some Vitamin sunshine D! Thank you for the kind donor (who asked to not be mentioned) who sponsored the fabulous equipment. The HSFA believes in active ageing and this kind action really supports our mission! #activeageing#elderlyfitness#HSFA#helderberg#somersetwest