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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...

Detangle dementia Interactive Workshops

IS ALZHEIMER’S THE SAME AS DEMENTIA     Dementia is an umbrella term of brain diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease that cause long term gradual decrease in MEMORY, the ability to THINK & REASON and the ABILITY TO CARE for one self. Other typical symptoms include emotional problems...

Rand Aid at the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics Conference in Kenya

Rand Aid Association shared its knowledge and experience on the long-term care of the elderly at the second African International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) Conference held in Nairobi, Kenya, in December 2016.   The mission of IAGG is to promote the highest levels of ac...

Do traffic laws apply in retirement estates?

‘It’s alarming that a large number of retirement estates in South Africa incorrectly view the roads in the estate as “private” roads’, says Arrive Alive. In many instances, the estates’ regulatory signage and road markings also don’t comply with the requirements of the National Road...

Rand Aid rejoices residents’ lives

Two people’s lives were toasted at Rand Aid’s Ron Smith Care Centre recently when residents Lynn Kingston and Frank Lucas were ceremoniously awarded mini biographies.  Friday, August 26, 2016, saw a long-time dream of liaison officer at the care centre, Phyllis Phillips, come to reality, whe...

Rand Aid retirement villages rewards loyal employees

Rand Aid Association retirement villages inspire loyalty. This is evident each year when the NPO holds its long service awards, and the service record of its staff complement is toasted. On August 25 2016, 25 employees were honoured when Chairman of the Rand Aid Board John Robinson presented the...

Milkwood Lifestyle Retirement Village Port Shepstone

The official launch of the Milkwood Lifestyle Retirement Village Port Shepstone was held on the 8th July 2016. It was well attended with over 200 guests and the Mayor’s speech was very positive. The most frequent question asked during the launch, was ‘When will construction start?’...

Rand Aid celebrates their centenarians at their Johannesburg frail care facility

Four hundred and two. That is the combined age of four of the residents who attended a tea party on 9 June 2016 2016, at Rand Aid Association, a Johannesburg frail care facility and retirement village.   The oldest centenarian is 101-years-old. Her name is Kira Plessis, a resident of Themba...

Ron Smith Frail Care Centre looks beyond age

‘A person’s age represents a fine cargo of experiences and memories.’ ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wartime Writings 1939-1944. In acknowledging that the people who live at Rand Aid’s Ron Smith Frail Care Centre are more than just residents needing care, but rather colourful person...