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558 elderly vaccinated at HSFA in one day

558 elderly vaccinated at HSFA in one day

The staff and residents of the Helderberg Society For the Aged (HSFA) are very thankful to have 558 of their residents and other older persons vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus as part of the national rollout to the elderly over the age of 60. "The Helderberg...

Living Longer and Stronger

Living Longer and Stronger

According to research, seniors who move to a retirement community settings live 7-10 years stronger, not just longer, compared to continuing to live in their private homes. They have less stress because of the maintenance-free, carefree lifestyle. There are...

Living with Dementia – Memory Café

Living with Dementia – Memory Café

The Helderberg Society For the Aged hosted a MEMORY CAFÉ presented by GERATEC, the HSFA’s partner in geriatric nutrition, with our shared goal of improving the quality of life of older persons. A most informative talk and discussion on “Living with Dementia” (or...

French Theme and Vaccination Week

French Theme and Vaccination Week

One of HSFA's aims is to ensure our residents are keeping active and having fun - so a monthly planner is in place with a country / general theme. Our past month's theme was “La France” - so an elegant French lunch, where our dining rooms transformed into French Cafés...

Keeping our frontline protected

Keeping our frontline protected

We are delighted that the first of our front line nurses and staff were fortunate to receive the Covid-19 Vaccination. The priority of the HSFA remains the safety of our residents. Thank you our nurses - you are our heroes. #COVID19 #CoronaVirusPandemic #Covid19SA

Life with Tripod

Life with Tripod

The HSFA is often the beneficiary of kindness from the community, so it is nice to be giving back to our community too! As the HSFA Frail Care wing had two extra wheelchairs - irreparable for human use - we had the lovely opportunity of giving a disabled,...

Thank you ThankUChinno

Thank you ThankUChinno

What a fabulous treat our nurses and carers at the HSFA frail care received from the caring ladies of "ThankUccino". A bunch of thoughtful ladies in the Helderberg delivered steaming cups of delicious coffee to our thankful, hardworking staff! Thank you ladies - both...

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...

Drumming

Drumming

Our HSFA residents in frail care had a fantastic time participating in our drumming class yesterday. Each brought their own unique beats and surprised us with songs. Music was also played from their era and the residents danced and sang along with the staff. The...

Happy International Women’s Day

Happy International Women's Day to all the lovely ladies (residents and staff) of the HSFA family!  Have a fun day and enjoy life to the fullest!   Keep busy and believe in active ageing.

February – Month of Love

February – Month of Love

February is the month of Love! The residents of HSFA Silver Oaks Lodge and several other units enjoyed a Valentine's day lunch in style. Thank you Geratec for the beautifully decorated plates and to the HSFA staff team for spreading the love... #ValentinesDay2021

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...

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