The HSFA held it’s Annual General Meeting and had a fabulous turn out of HSFA members and supporters. On behalf of our Board members, management and staff we thank you all for attending. The HSFA “Caring for Sharing” award was awarded to Circle pharmacy Somerset West for their dedication to our residents health. Thank you to Lynnette Walsh and Huber Reeding for your personal caring touch. The GERATEC team produced a fabulous spread for our attendees. Special thanks to Rika Rodd our CEO who guides the ship with grace, care and professionalism and Michelle Reddy our very organised Executive Secretary who always makes everything go to plan. Thank you!
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.
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!
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
Dr Adriaan Liebenberg and Claire James gave a talk at the Helderberg Society for the Aged in Somerset West as part of ‘Go Turquoise for the Elderly’ campaign. The unanimous voice from the audience was “It is the best talk I ever attended!” It’s wonderful to hear that the talk was well-received and that the attendees found value from our PAIN presenters. Dr Liebenberg and Claire deserve recognition for their efforts in delivering an exceptional talk that resonated with the audience. It’s heartening to know that their expertise and insights made a positive difference in the lives of the elderly.
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