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.

Caring for Sharing 2020

Caring for Sharing 2020

This group of ladies and gentleman generously contribute a total of R1000 every month towards meal tickets for the HSFA Independent Living residents that reside in subsidised units, and thus have received the HSFA ‘Caring through Sharing’ Award for 2020! Veronica Webb who coordinated this kind effort from the group of donors, said: “It is not always about the money as some of our little group help out when we have a soup lunch or afternoon tea for Camelot or La Rochelle residents”. Due to Covid-19 constraints, Veronica and her friends were not able to receive the award at the AGM, however, a lovely tea and cake morning was organised at the Vonke Coffee Shop to hand over the award. Thank you again Veronica and friends.