Winter drive assists the elderly

2018-04-25 06:01

THE Algoa Bay Council for the Aged has once again called on local residents to support their annual winter drive which will wrap up on Monday.

The council was established in 1961 when the need to co-ordinate services to the aged in Port Elizabeth was recognised.

“We started rendering social work services in 1966 and opened Port Elizabeth’s first service centre for the elderly in 1967.

“Algoa Bay Council for the Aged has been in existence for 57 years,” said Christa Terblanche, public relations officer and fundraiser for the council.

“We are constantly striving towards improved service delivery that will increase independence and equip the elderly and in particular the subeconomic elderly to face the challenges of aging in the community.”

They have called on locals to donate any pre-loved and gently worn adult winter clothing and non-perishable food to help them bring joy and warmth to their beneficiaries this winter.

The drive will end on Monday, April 30.

Donations can be dropped off at the Algoa Bay Council for the Aged’s offices at Buffelsfontein Village in 17th Avenue, Charlo.

They are open from Mondays to Thursdays between 07:30 and 16:00 and on Fridays between 07:30 and 15:00.

For more info on the drive contact 041 368 8434.

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