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Guiding the sandwich generation with retirement options for their parents

What will happen to us when we retire is a natural concern that niggles most people. You might have been saving for your retirement since your early 20s, or maybe you started later but you made sure that you paid in plenty of extra to play catch-up. Perhaps you haven’t saved any income at a...

Rand Aid is recognised internationally in a report by WHO

Rand Aid Association, based in Lyndhurst, Johannesburg, was recently recognised in a World Health Organisation (WHO) report, covering the development of long-term elderly care in sub-Saharan Africa. The WHO report discusses Rand Aid Association Rand Aid’s financial model as a one of the pos...

This new post reinforces Rand Aid’s commitment to residents’ well-being

Rand Aid Association operates on the notion that retirement is the start of an exciting new chapter in life, rather than the beginning of the end. With this belief at its core, the 114-year-old NPO recently created a new post – for a community care co-ordinator. The incumbent is tasked with...

Rand Aid puts its best foot forward at the 702 Walk the Talk

The team spirit was vibrant when 114-year-old non-profit organisation Rand Aid took to the streets of Joburg in a blaze of green for the MTN Walk the Talk with 702 on the 23rd July.   “All praise goes to everyone who represented Rand Aid Association in the event,” ...

Older generation sees the benefits of using technology

In the realm of technology, there is a common perception that it is only for the young – however the fact is that it is used extensively by older people, too. Last year’s Nielsen Global Generational Lifestyles Survey report showed that, globally, seniors in fact embrace a more technolog...

Biokinetics helps older people keep moving

Biokinetics is giving many residents at the Rand Aid retirement villages a new lease on life. Hannah Raath, a biokineticist with a special interest in the elderly, and her team, often facilitate exercise sessions for the residents of Inyoni Creek, Elphin Lodge, Thornhill Manor and Tarentaal. “D...

Ron Smith Care Centre’s Vintage Day and Happy Hour

If you were at Rand Aid’s Ron Smith Care Centre on May 23rd 2017, you would have come across people dressed up in old-fashioned clothes. That’s because it was Vintage Day! The staff and residents were invited to wear something that was popular or fashionable in the past. They celebrated t...

Grace turns 102 at Rand Aid’s Elphin Lodge

Grace Snook graciously celebrated her 102nd birthday with her friends and family on the 18th May, 2017. This happy and witty lady sat at the head of the table at Elphino’s, the much loved coffee shop at Rand Aid’s Elphin Lodge Retirement Village. She lived independently until the age of ...

Gardening therapy for Ron Smith’s care centre residents

Some residents in the special dementia wing of Rand Aid’s Ron Smith Care Centre enjoyed their first session of Horticultural or Gardening Therapy on May 10, 2017. They watched curiously as plastic sheets were laid on tables and various gardening supplies set out for them to use. Gardening ...

Ron Smith Care Centre holds Eden Alternative commitment ceremony

The staff and residents involved with Rand Aid’s Ron Smith Care Centre Occupational Therapy Activity Centre, recently got together to present and dedicate a banner to the activity centre. The banner took about a year to complete, and was designed and appliquéd by a volunteer, Marisa Sabat...