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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...

Music stimulating senses and memory

Music stimulating senses and memory

The team at the HSFA encourages the residents to make music part of their daily lives. Seen here are the residents of Mountview frail care, listening to the beautiful (impromptu ) piano playing of Thys Odendaal. Louise van Jaarsveld, our HSFA Occupational Therapist...

Pet Therapy at the HSFA

Pet Therapy at the HSFA

Pet therapy is a beneficial treatment for seniors with mental, physical and emotional health concerns. According to UCLA research, "even a few hours at a time with an animal can help stave off depression and loneliness, and even lower blood pressure and reduce...

Top staff service standards at HSFA

Top staff service standards at HSFA

The HSFA has a firm commitment to provide and train staff with exceptional service standards to ensure top care for all residents. We are proud to announce that our Clinical Nurse Natasha Hjelden recently achieved Cum Laude in her Palliative exam completed through...

What is Assisted Living?

What is Assisted Living?

Facing retirement options for oneself or one’s parents can be a daunting prospect.  However, several retirement living options are available that suit differing ages, needs or abilities of the elderly.  It is important to know that accommodation and services for the...

Dealing with Dementia

Dealing with Dementia

Dementia is a general term used to describe a group of symptoms associated with a decline in cognitive functions. This can be caused by brain disease or injury and is marked by memory disorders, personality changes and impaired reasoning. There are different types of...

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