Quality of life for the frail and indigent aged

Issy Geshen provides all the services needed to offer quality of life to our frail and indigent elderly residents. The home currently experiences a shortfall of R2450 per month per resident.

It’s a Zulu tradition to welcome in the New Year with a celebration!

It’s a Zulu tradition to welcome in the New Year with festivities.  Will you help us make it a special time for our old people too?

We’re planning a braai on New Year’s Day – and  our residents are already talking about the delicious smell of wors cooked on an open fire. We’ll be teaming that with lovely fresh rolls and ice cream cones dessert.

And if there’s one thing our seniors love to do in the holidays it’s go to the beach!  There’s little that gives them more pleasure than climbing into the kombi and taking a ride down to the beachfront. The active oldies like to have a paddle, some will even go for a proper swim in the sea.

We like them to get out and have some fun! It keeps their minds alert. Life can be very tedious stuck in the home day after day, week after week.

But you know how hard it is for us to afford extras. We live a hand-to-mouth existence.

We’d really like to be sure we can afford to give our residents the much-anticipated New Year’s braai. We can manage on a budget of a little over R2000, that’s about R35 a head. Could you help by making a donation towards our New Year braai for our pensionsers?

Stacked up against how much most of us spend at this time of the year, it would be only a small extra item on your December budget but it’ll be a huge treat for them!

We’re also raising funds to buy some swimwear. Gone are the days when the ladies would go into the sea in their clothes.

If you could spare a gift to bring some joy into the lives of our old people, we’d appreciate it very much. Our online giving site is safe, secure and immediate.

The residents and staff wish you a holiday season filled with happy days and special memories.

Thank you for your generous support through 2016!

The cost per resident is

Funded by 100% of the resident’s government pension

and (average)  government subsidy

Shortfall per resident per month

R6810 per month




How we’re funded:

Our annual budget for 2017 is about R5.5 million.

If not for the kindness and generosity of business, groups and individuals, we’d never be able to meet our budget deficit of
R1.8 / R2  million every year.

The challenge we are facing right now is that the shortfall increases every year because the cost of living – certainly the items we spend money on – increases by a higher percentage than the amount by which the government increases pensions and subsidies.  So it’s becoming ever more difficult, almost impossible now, to meet this shortfall.  Can you help? Your kindness will give our old people security into the future.  The alternative is unthinkable!

You can give safely and securely online, right now, simply click here. [link to ‘how you can help’ page] Your gift will reach us immediately.  We’d be very grateful!

If you’d prefer to make your donation by electronic funds transfer or direct deposit into our bank account, our bank account details appear below. Please be sure to use your phone number are the reference so that we can thank you for your kindness.


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