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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...

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...

HSFA Long Service Awards 2020

HSFA Long Service Awards 2020

The HSFA celebrated our stars - our staff - at our Annual Long Service awards. Our wonderful people have provided dedicated service to the HSFA and our residents over many years. Congratulations goes to: 30 YEAR AWARD: Maria Harris; 20 YEAR AWARDS: Patricia Visser and...

Breathe Life Events Nov 2020

Breathe Life Events Nov 2020

In November we celebrated life after the hard lock down due to Covid–19 with the “BREATHE LIFE Resident’s Days”. The main objective was to uplift the residents’ spirits with fun outdoor activities, flowers, dancing, raffles and delicious Geratec treats. The residents...

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...

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...

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...

Dance Therapy

Dance Therapy

The dancing and the happy smiles of the Flamingo residents uplifted our spirits at our "Spring Tea and Dance" activity yesterday. Flamingo is our dementia unit of our HSFA Support Centre. Tea and cake was served and our onsite Occupational Therapist, our Activity...

Thank you Dementia South Africa

Thank you Dementia South Africa

A huge thank you to Dementia South Africa for providing the HSFA dementia unit, 'fidget quilts / touch blankets' which provide a soothing and stimulating activity for people living with dementia or recovering from strokes. Our Occupational Therapist and Activity...

World Arthritis Day

World Arthritis Day

12 October, is World Arthritis Day (WAD) — a day designed to raise global awareness about the disease. It is important to know of the symptoms connected to arthritis to get an early diagnosis and the proper medical treatment.  Our Clinical Services team provides...

International Week of the Older Person

International Week of the Older Person

It is International Older Person's week. Make contact with your special ones. Make their day: call them or video chat them, send flowers, send gifts - to make them feel extra important and missed during these difficult times of separation or isolation. Otherwise write...

World Alzheimer’s Day

World Alzheimer’s Day

World Alzheimer's Day is on the 21 September each year to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds the disease. The Helderberg Society For the Aged has a Dementia care unit in our Support Centre with a specialised nursing team available 24/7....

Thank you Masks For Medics

Thank you Masks For Medics

A shout out of THANKS to Masks For Medics for the boxes of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) for the HSFA. Thank you for making our staff and residents safer. The HSFA received over 10 large boxes of PPE from this generous organisation for our visitors of residents...

The gift of giving keeps residents and staff of the HSFA upbeat!

The gift of giving keeps residents and staff of the HSFA upbeat!

The gift of giving keeps residents and staff of the HSFA upbeat! Thank you Mrs Dally from Robari Lodge (HSFA Assisted Living Unit) for knitting for the Macassar elderly community. Beanies, scarves and socks were donated to beat the winter chills.  Also, Sr Tina...

HSFA Staff Lockdown ends with mixed emotions.

HSFA Staff Lockdown ends with mixed emotions.

As our staff left the HSFA premises, after being in voluntary lockdown for over 3.5 months, there was an atmosphere of anticipation and excitement to be reuniting with their families. Memories, bonds and new friendships were also formed between staff in their shared...

HSFA Thank you from behind the Lockdown

HSFA Thank you from behind the Lockdown

The Helderberg Society for the Aged would like to thank the community for coming together in an effort to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus into the HSFA. That would include residents, staff, families, service providers and surrounding organisations. The HSFA...

Coronavirus – HSFA takes measures to “flatten the curve”.

Coronavirus – HSFA takes measures to “flatten the curve”.

Dear Residents, Family and Staff, HSFA places the health of our residents, family and staff first. HSFA acknowledges the potential exponential spread of the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in South Africa and that the older persons, especially those with...

Love is in the air at the HSFA

Love is in the air at the HSFA

At the "HSFA has Talent" show last night one of our residents, Matty Swannepoel, kindly shared her own sweet love story – appropriate for Valentine’s Day today. She told how she sent this beautiful poem to her love and he replied with the one below it… True, deep,...

Singing and its benefits to the elderly

Singing and its benefits to the elderly

Singing provides many benefits for the elderly. Our frail care residents frequently enjoy a 'sing-a-long' at our Support Centre or Mountview. Thank you to the many volunteers, like our pianist Rinet Kennedy, who share their passion for music and play their instruments...

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