Quality of life for the frail and indigent aged
HOW WE CAN HELP
Services for our residents
We offer a holistic basket of services to cater for the physical, social and emotional well-being of our elderly residents in their twilight years. The home is neat and clean and although very small has some a number of beautiful murals kindly painted by a local artist. group of art students. A staff of 36 attends to their needs. Tasty traditional, well-balanced meals are catered in our own kitchens.
There are numerous indoor and outdoor spaces for functions, activities and socializing and a garden where residents can take advantage of Durban’s comfortable warm climate.
Contributions to these caring services are always needed and are carefully used to achieve the greatest good.
We set high standards for ourselves, aiming to be a role model for standards of care of the aged in this previously disadvantaged area.
Our social activities and events
The twilight years should be enjoyable and stimulating. Our residents enjoy a wide variety of activities that are fun and give life some focus and meaning.
An open day is held once a year, when guests from our community are invited to visit.
Issy Geshen gogos (the Zulu word for grannies) have completed 25 knee rugs for the ‘67 blankets for the Nelson Mandela Day’ campaign. The blankets will be given to the needy. hey They so enjoyed the knitting and crocheting – it’s one small way they can ‘pay it forward’. The organizers of ’67 Blankets’ invited these ladies to a wonderful function at the Oyster Box hotel on 17 th March 2016. What a treat! Wool is expensive so any donations would be greatly appreciated. [link to ‘how you can help’ page]
Discussion groups meet to talk about issues which affect the residents. Exercise sessions, literacy development, handcrafts, gardening and games enhance physical functionality and socialisation.
The Stroke Club, for survivors of strokes, meets monthly at the Muthande Community Centre. It is facilitated by our occupational therapist.
Bingo is played once a week and is enjoyed by many. It’s great fun especially when there are prizes to be won, but it’s also good for concentration!
Ministers of religion visit regularly, bringing spiritual comfort to believers.
DVDs are shown once a week in the TV Lounge.
Your support makes a big difference - whether you make a financial contribution [link to ‘how you can help’ page] or give of your time. [link to ‘how you can help’ page] Together we can make sure our elderly are helped to live their best lives.
Thanks to the generosity of a local philanthropic foundation, we’re now the proud owners of a minibus, which we use to take residents to religious services, local events and entertainment where we are frequently invited as guests. Regular outings to the beach and parks have become a much-enjoyed event.
Laughter releases feel-good endorphins into the blood stream. It increases the uptake of oxygen and lowers blood pressure, improving circulation and reducing the risk of heart attack and stroke.