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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, ensuring love.

The Rose: Read by Matty Swannepoel
Some say love, it is a river That drowns the tender reed
Some say love, it is a razor That leaves your soul to bleed
Some say love, it is a hunger An endless, aching need
I say love, it is a flower And you, its only seed
It’s the heart afraid of breaking That never learns to dance
It’s the dream afraid of waking That never takes the chance
It’s the one who won’t be taken Who cannot seem to give
And the soul afraid of dying That never learns to live
And the night has been too lonely And the road has been too long
And you think that love is only For the lucky and the strong
Just remember in the winter Far beneath the bitter snow
Lies the seed that with the sun’s love In the spring, becomes a rose
Songwriters: Amanda Mcbroom
The Rose lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc

Let me love you – by Brian van der Spuy
Please let me love you
Now that I found you
I have been looking everywhere
In the stars, in the moon
And in the rainbow above

You fill my life with laughter
You give me hope each day
Let me be your dreams of happiness
You are all I long for
Is there a tenderness like yours?
A love so true
I want to be your loved one!
From now to eternity
You’re one of a kind
Death cannot tear us apart
Because …. I love you so

Note the image is not of Matty and Brian, just a symbolic image.


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 advises: “Music helps the frail stimulate their senses and memory capacity. Music forges connections to personal pivotal events and helps them reconnect with memories of their past. It promotes relaxation and benefits physical and mental health. It also encourages social interaction and decreases
isolation and loneliness.” Uplift your soul with music.


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