The talented band ‘Brass Keys’ brought joy and entertainment to the residents of Silver Oaks Lodge, one of HSFA’s Assisted Living units. With Nick Ames on trumpet and vocals, Dave Betts on keyboard, and Kerry Betts as a second vocalist, the band’s talents touched everyone in attendance.
It’s especially touching that Nick is the son of one of the residents, Natalie Ames. His soulful solos on the trumpet and the heartfelt song he sang must have been a memorable moment for all the residents. Music has the incredible power to bring people together, uplift spirits, and create cherished memories.
It’s evident that the residents had a fantastic time, standing up to dance, tapping their feet, clapping their hands, and singing along to familiar hits and many beautiful original songs. Thank you Nick, Kerry and Dave. The Brass Keys had such a positive impact on our residents’ well-being, fostering a sense of community and joy.
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
Listen to HelderbergFM 93.6 where Christi Hansen interviews the Unit Manager Gregory Young of the Assisted Living retirement units (Silver Oaks and Robari Lodge) of the Helderberg Society For the Aged. The definition of Assisted Living versus Independent Living was made clear, when Nooran Arnold, a helper from their assisted living units was also interviewed to help us understand how helpers make all the difference in an Assisted Living units. #assistedlivingfacility#helderbergfm#radiohelderberg
“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).
April is Global Volunteer month reminding us to recognise the volunteers that spread happiness through their unselfish kindness in the world. Thank you to our wonderful HSFA volunteer team that support the HSFA with their efforts in the charity shop, kiosk, gardens, art classes, reading, talk groups and so much more! See below one of our new volunteers Claire Wilson in the HSFA Support Centre being a great listener and companion with her radiating smile whilst soothing and massaging hands and feet of our frail residents. Our residents enjoy the art classes of Rose Malan and Carol Spencer. Do not forget the work done by our dedicated charity shop team who manage the shop every Friday. Helpers are currently needed in the HSFA Charity shop. Should you wish to apply to volunteer at the HSFA please contact Shireen Van Reenen on 021852 5130 or email email@example.com. #volunteers#volunteersmonth