Special day for elderly

2017-11-21 06:00
Pampering the residents of the Village Care Centre.

Pampering the residents of the Village Care Centre.

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

The Village Care Centre in Lavender Hill for elderly residents had a day to remember when members of the German Freaks car club helped liven up the mood at the home by spending the day with them.

As is the case with many old-age homes, the elderly residents have little to do and often sit around during the day, but last Sunday was different for those at this senior centre.

The club’s members, with the help of some of their friends, decided to take up the task of lifting the spirits of the senior residents. They took over the home and brought smiles to the faces of the elderly.

The seniors enjoyed braaied meat, massages, sweet treats and gifts.

“Our mission for the day was to show the elderly people of the home that they are not forgotten.

“We just had to go there after one of our club members was approached by a concerned citizen with regards to the help that the Village Care Centre needs, so we went there to visit the seniors and share our love,” says Brandon Coetzee, one of the executive members of the club.

In preparation for the day, they knocked on several doors for help and Dub Familia, Loyal Germans and Cape Deutschland jumped on board. They also managed to pull in the services of Infinity Inc day spa to provide a mobile massage service for the ­residents.

“Infinity Inc spent hours pampering the elderly by giving them a full spa treatment. They delivered a phenomenal service and we could see that the elderly really appreciated it because it was something that their hearts longed for,” says Coetzee.

Rev Sheila Salome Leukes gave the residents an inspirational talk and thanked them for the sacrifices they had made in their past to get their families where they were today.

Besides feeding and pampering them club members also spent some time amongst the residents, listening to their old stories, playing dominoes and having a laugh.

“The day was such a special one for the residents. The number of ‘Thank you’s we got was amazing. They even talked to us about not stopping what we did for them and continue doing it for others as well. We are glad that we could help them and bring a smile to their faces,” says Coetzee.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
/News
Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.