The HSFA turns Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Day

The HSFA turns Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Day

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and several HSFA units took this opportunity to build awareness amongst the residents and staff. Each received a pink ribbon and an info card on how to self check for breast cancer. All the Support Centre residents enjoyed tea and cake in the front gardens morning, whilst listening to music and chatting under the umbrellas. Mountview had a party in their sunny courtyard, had a quiz on breast cancer and also enjoyed tea, cake and pink marshmellows!
The Assisted Living Units (Silver Oaks and Robari Lodge) as well as Vonke and Swannack, went PINK for a day and enjoyed a party lunch! Everybody enjoyed it very much ! Thank you to the Unit Managers and staff teams who make such an effort to make these events a success! #breastcancerawarenessmonth2022
 

Drama Workshops for HSFA

Drama Workshops for HSFA

March and April were months full of drama at the HSFA! So when our residents were saying “Break a Leg” this did not mean that next step meant a hip or knee replacement, but rather a moment of glory on stage!!
All units (Independent Living, Assisted Living and Frailcare) were invited to join drama workshops as presented by two lovely ladies, Coleen van Staden and Celia Musikanth from Circle Productions Cape Town . Howls of laughter and impassioned shouting was heard in the halls of the units with our residents acting out Shakespeare’s most rude lines (sometimes translated into Afrikaans!) Movement and mime were practiced, and character sketches as well as poems were rolled out. Thank you to the lovely drama teachers who showed us how many theatrical players, tuneful singers, and drama queens we actually have at the HSFA! Watch this space – HSFA HAS TALENT will be back with a vengeance!
October is Breast Cancer month

October is Breast Cancer month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to raise awareness about the impact of breast cancer. A couple of the HSFA units did an educational day to remind their staff of the need for self screenings and mamogrammes. Thank you to all involved.
Recently a book was released with a series of stories of breast cancer survivors and their own personal journeys. Free download at www.resiliencebook.org #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth #breastcancerawareness #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth2021
A story for International Day of Older Persons

A story for International Day of Older Persons

Today I painted a new residents nails at work and as we were going over colors, she mentioned she wanted clear. The only thought that came to my mind was “CLEAR?! That’s no fun.” I asked her why she wanted clear and she said, “My hands are ugly, I don’t want to draw attention to them.” I then carefully responded with, “Your hands tell the story of your life. They tell the story of love, of care and adventure. These hands have touched and held things that most people can only wish to one day.” And with that, she went with the color pink for her nails. Sometimes what we are so insecure with, others find beauty in. 💖 Words and photo Credit Brandalyn Mae Porter.
Today is so go the extra mile today to make our wise ones feel extra special, and listen to their story of their life. International Day of Older Persons #InternationalDayOfOlderPersons

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