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Irene celebrates her centenary!

Ron Smith Care Centre resident Irene Watson celebrated her centenary on 8 September, with her daughter Fiona. Irene was born in 1921 in County Durham, England. Her father Richard was a farmer, while her mother Harriet assisted the local midwife. “I attended catholic junior school and was one of...

Marie celebrates her 99th birthday, after beating Covid-19 twice

Rand Aid Ron Smith Care Centre (RSCC) resident Marie Roberts celebrated her 99th birthday on 27 August. Aunty Marie, as she is fondly called at RSCC, contracted Covid-19 in both the first and third waves, and is renowned at the care centre as ‘a very strong lady who sailed through her second in...

Rand Aid celebrates its employees’ long and dedicated service

Rand Aid Association (RAA) recently held its annual Long Service Awards to celebrate its loyal and dedicated employees. 40 years’ service Mercia Sekgarametso was awarded for a phenomenal 40 years’ service at RAA’s Tarentaal retirement village. Mercia started working for RAA at the Bramley C...

CPOA Annual Retirement Webinar

Retirement may not be top of your mind now, but retirement will be your future. As you grow older and evolve, your needs change. May it be physical, mental or financial needs they will CHANGE. Join us via webinar on Wednesday, 22 September 2021 at 9:30am to discuss your retirement plan . Giving y...

Ron Smith Care Centre spreads Mandela Day cheer

Rand Aid Association’s Ron Smith Care Centre (RSCC) residents and employees celebrated Mandela Day this year by writing postcards and delivering sweets to residents and staff at Rand Aid’s sister care centre Thembalami and the Max Ordman Deaf Association (MODA). Rand Aid’s senior nursing ma...

The Belvedere Group on Carte Blanche – “Indebted to the Dead”

Carte Blanche, in the week of 10th February 2021, ran an investigative feature on the Belvedere Group, titled ‘Indebted to the Dead’, relating to claims of outstanding payments to families of deceased Life Rights owners from the sale of their loved ones’ properties. Carte Blanch...

Visit Rand Aid’s all-new website

Rand Aid has revealed its slick side, with a brand-new website offering current and prospective residents and frail care and rehab clients all the information they need to know about the non-profit organisation. “While Rand Aid has entrenched itself as one of South Africa’s leading retirement...

New retirement village on the Glendower Golf Course

Work continues to make Rand Aid’s new retirement village a reality, albeit at a very slow pace due to the impact of COVID-19 regulations on the processing of the Town Planning application. “We trust that the change to Alert Level 1 will have a positive impact on the availability of officials ...

Let’s Talk About Dementia by Hendrik Baird…

I remember my great-grandmother quite well. Even though I was very small, she made a big impression on me. But as I grew up, I found I couldn’t have a conversation with her. Her mental capacity was that of a small child, even though she once was a powerful and strong woman. I was made …

COVID-19 vaporised at Thornhill Manor

Thornhill Manor resident Rudi Waage (pictured) takes up arms against the coronavirus. After extensive research, the village committee of the Rand Aid-run retirement village in Modderfontein decided to purchase an industrial fogger to sterilise communal areas. The fogger vaporises hypochlorous aci...