Big heart little donor

Big heart little donor

Sweet story. A 5-year old, Miss Lune Cumpsty, a granddaughter of one of our staff members, kindly decided to put her own pocket money to good use! She decided that on such a beautiful day that the residents of Mount View Frail care MUST have some ice-cream AND eat it outdoors! What a wonderful gesture to warm our hearts and bring additional happiness to the HSFA residents! Thank you Lune – you will go far in life as you have a big heart! The residents all enjoyed your ice-cream and some had so much fun, eating ice-cream and singing, they didn’t want to go back inside at the end of the day! Hopefully soon you will be able to come in a chat to the residents, when this crazy Covid time is over.

Vintage Car Run through Vonke

Vintage Car Run through Vonke

On Sunday 13th December, some Helderberg vintage and classic car enthusiasts, cruised through the retirement villages of the Helderberg region (including to the HSFA Helderberg Society For the Aged) in cars from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s, so the residents could have a trip down memory lane. The HSFA residents of Vonke House came onto their balconies to wave them through and the residents of HSFA Swannack Gardens cheered from their gardens!
The classic cars included an Alfa Romeo, Ford, Rolls Royce, Triumph, MG, Aston Martin, Buick, Chrysler, Jaguar, Mercedes Benz, Volkswagen, GSM and a few others.
A very sweet gesture by the ‘Senior Tour Classic Car Run’ team to add cheer to the lives of the residents in retirement villages in the Helderberg and hopefully bring back good memories of days gone by. Thanks to the organisers Lindsay Curran and Tony Bruton. Given the Covid pandemic and the adherence to safety measures, the cars did not stop en-route nor drivers get out of their cars. The HSFA also did a photographic competition for the residents, for the best photo! Winner to be announced soon!
Letters of love from Beaumont Primary children

Letters of love from Beaumont Primary children

The talented scholars of Beaumont Primary kindly made 1700 handcrafted Christmas cards for the residents of the HSFA, most which have kind words that melts one’s heart. They also donated boxes of biscuits to make this Christmas period extra special! Thank you to the Beaumont Primary School scholars and to their inspiring headmaster Mr Gordon Reddell and to the lovely Mrs Dez Struwig for arranging. See below Tony Rebello, Financial Manager of the HSFA receiving the donations at the HSFA Support Centre (Frail Care).

The unveiling of a new wing – Kiewiet

The unveiling of a new wing – Kiewiet

The HSFA team opened the much awaited, newly refurbished Respite / Palliative care and fully furnished frail care wing with much celebration and pride. We were delighted to host several key shareholders and partners at the opening including the Honorable Deputy Minister Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu of Social Development, Civil Legodu National Chief Director Older Persons DSD, Paul Du Plessis Chairman. Our guests did a tour of the new HSFA Frailcare Kiewiet Wing and were thereafter entertained by our staff who performed the Jerusalema.

Residents Craft a Banner Competition

Residents Craft a Banner Competition

In preparation for the “BREATHE LIFE Resident’s Days” the residents also had a competition – to design, paint or craft a banner. All the units competed and the winning banner (as voted by our fans on Facebook) was Silver Oaks Lodge with the runner’s up being Flamingo our Dementia unit, where our Occupational Therapist and Activity Coordinator used it as an exercise for cognitive stimulation.