THE SAVF Old Age Home in Prince Alfred Street was without electricity for three days last week. Power was only restored on Friday afternoon and by then, all their “Christmas food had gone off”. The residents at the home watch television and listen to the radio for entertainment and it is hard to keep them happy without electricity. “We had to make alternative solutions to feed them. They were sitting in the dark and they have to take cold baths as old as they are,” said Bothma. She said they would need to do Christmas grocery shopping all over again, which was unfair since the home is short of funds.