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.

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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.


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