Seniors need Xmas lunch help

2017-12-05 06:00
Some of the residents of Parkhaven old-age home in Wynberg.

Some of the residents of Parkhaven old-age home in Wynberg.

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An old-age home in Wynberg is in dire need of help.

With the festive season here, Tina Schultz, manager of Parkhaven, says she doesn’t know how she will feed the 35 residents Christmas lunch so that they don’t feel left out of the festivities.

Schultz says they are pleading for donations.

“It is a struggle every year to put things together. Even the day-to-day running of things at the home is a huge challenge. A lot of our residents here don’t have children so they hardly get visitors or presents. It is just sad looking at them and knowing that we can’t really help. Some don’t even get visitors so Christmas is not even a happy time for them.

“To cheer them up we prepare a Christmas lunch for them but we can only do so if we get the donations. If there is anyone that can help us we will be grateful,” she says.

The home was started by the Western Province Baptist Women’s Society almost 28 years ago.

“We have two to three annual functions to raise funds, but with our economy our fundraising is insufficient to see to the daily needs of our aged. Our aim is to make the seniors feel very special because that is what they are,” she says.

Though things are difficult to come by, Schultz says they usually pull it off.

“It might be difficult to put together but we finally pull it together and it brings so much joy to my heart to see them happy. It really means a lot to me being able to restore those smiles, make them laugh as they share a meal together,” she says.

Schultz says they will have their year-end function on Sunday and need donations by Saturday.

Their wish list for the Christmas party is: Meat, salads, tea, biscuits, fruits, sweets, ­toiletries.

V For more information call Tina Schultz on 021 762 8001 or 073 574 7603.

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