World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD)

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) is a global event for the last 17 years, celebrated every year on 15th of June. On this day, various local and global communities gather around, with the intention to recognise the impact of global abuse and neglect faced by the elderly. Apart from promoting a better life by…

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Creating Awareness Around World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

PADCA’s Community Services Team has been creating awareness around World Elder Abuse Awareness Day by engaging in a few community initiatives. The first was a collaboration with CANSA Pietermaritzburg in a Senior Citizens CANSA Walk and Awareness Day on 7th June 2023. PADCA’s Social Worker Mpume Xaba, addressed senior citizens on PADCA’s services and Abuse…

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Thank You MySchool Supporters for Making Our Bus Trips Possible!

The Community Services Team at PADCA renders valuable services to rural communities in the Pietermaritzburg region. The team is relatively small however, we have a dedicated social worker, who has the primary responsibility of engaging with the elderly in the rural communities of Pietermaritzburg by uplifting their lives through community outreach projects. There are presently…

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Storytelling from PADCA’s Seniors

The vast majority of us are fortunate to have older people around us, whether they’re family, friends, just general acquaintances or those entrusted in our care. Older people are fonts of wisdom, experience, and storytelling. Some of our fondest childhood memories stem from our grandparents’ storytelling whether true, fictional or folktale. These stories can be…

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Putting The Spotlight On Fibre

What is fibre and why is it important? Dietary fibre is the edible part of plants which your body can’t digest or absorb. Fibre is sometimes called bulk or roughage. Fibre can be categorised by 3 physical characteristics, including its ability to dissolve (e.g. soluble and insoluble), how thick it is (gel-like quality), and how well…

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What are the common eye procedures for those over 55s?

There are many things we expect to change as we age, the condition of our eyes being one of them. The development of cataracts is often top of mind. Their removal, combined with the insertion of a replacement lens, is the most frequently performed surgery for those over 55s. But, what other eye procedures may…

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It’s time to break the “senior” mould!

The words “senior”, “old age”, and “over 60” have a wide range of connotations. When someone is 55 years old or more, phrases like “it’s just old age” and “at your time of life” get bandied about when someone is injured or unwell. When you are looking at purchasing products and services tailored to this…

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GoBlue this Garden Day, flex your gardening muscles

Giving yourself a good workout in the privacy of your own backyard is much nicer (and cheaper) than going to a gym, and you don’t have to force your ‘love handles’ into unbecoming lycra! Getting fit and healthy can be an expensive affair if you consider the cost of gym membership – sweaty and dreary…

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