Join hands with PADCA, together we can empower ageless living.
It requires us all to remain engaged and active as we grow older. You can help us educate, support and improve the quality of life of seniors who are vulnerable, frail and/or living with dementia.
Here are two ways you can get involved and help us:
1: Learn and share about ageing and how to stay active
We have interesting and well-researched articles on topics such as healthy eating, the benefits of staying active and the importance of community available for you to learn about living agelessly. Download them from the list below and share them with anyone you think will enjoy them, at home, at school and at the office.
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Our GoBlue Articles
As part of our annual awareness initiative #GoBlue, we share several informative articles on, inter alia, ageless living, trends for older adults, understanding Alzheimer’s/ dementia and exercise regimes written by experts in their fields.
At times, when exercise is difficult, we all want to give up but I want to encourage you to keep going! Here are three reasons to keep on going even when it’s tough: 1: “It hurts so I avoid using it” Pain is designed to be a warning light not a stop sign. When we…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
The person living with dementia is still the same person they were before the disease, with the same heart and soul despite changes occurring as a result of the disease. We need to ask ourselves the question, how would we wish to be treated if we were living with dementia and in what ways would we want to be supported?…Read More
2: Donate and make a difference in the life of a vulnerable senior!
We need your help to improve the quality of life of seniors in our community who are vulnerable, frail and or living with dementia. Your donation improves their lives. Whether it’s R20 or R200, YOU really will help someone in need!
Add to the Quality of Life of seniors by making Gifts in Kind of just about anything, some examples include Mobility aids (wheelchairs, scooters, walking frames), Food, Clothing, Linen, Furniture, Computers, Books, Toiletries, Adult Incontinence Products – all types and sizes
You can make a lasting contribution to the work PADCA is doing by making a bequest in our favour. Act now for a lasting legacy for seniors. Download the bequest form
MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet is South Africa’s biggest community support programme. Get a free card online or simply phone 0860 100 445. You can also get a card at any Woolworths store. Nominate us as the beneficiary. Swipe your card whenever you make a purchase at any partner store. The partner will donate a percentage of your purchases to PADCA! You raise funds without it costing you a cent!
Donate your time and expertise! Find satisfaction, companionship and fun in joining the PADCA band of dedicated volunteers who add immensely to the quality and range of services provided. Today over 200 volunteers are active in all aspects of service including the governance of the organisation. Some of the residents in our various homes volunteer their services, assisting in the day to day operations and in the arranging and running of activities for fellow residents.
Working together with the permanent, professional staff, volunteers extend the services we provide, enabling seniors to fulfil their roles in society for as long as possible.
Abuse and the Law
What can you do if you suspect elder abuse? What to do and steps to take...
The maintenance of positive well-be-ing and good physical, social and mental health.
Brain Aging and Diet
What role does the diet play? Dementia is a major concern among older adults...
Connecting with Social Media
Social meida was born to help alleviate loneliness and connect people globally.
Give dancing a whirl! Stepping onto the dance floor is a fun and a social way to improve our wellbeing.
Dementia is a collective name for progressive degenerative brain syndromes which affect memory.
Eat as you Age
Make every mouthful count. As you age, your body changes in both appearance and function.
Exercise Stumbling Blocks
Avoid these three common stumbling blocks to exercise and get back to doing what you love!
Flex your gardening muscles. A good workout in the privacy of your own backyard.
Financial retirement vs career retirement. You want a "freedom fund" ...
You think this will never be you, but it happens more easily than you can imagine.
Managing frailty and function. Frailty is a condition associated with aging and the frequency of disease.
Independence with Dementia
Can our loved ones living with dementia still enjoy the freedom of independence?
Invest in your Eyes
75% of all casses of blindness are avoidable, which is why caring for your eyes is so important.
As we age, we naturally develop more problems with our feet due to daily wear and tear.
Are there any specific property requirements for those over 60 years of age?
Yoga in modern times - the awakening of the mind to live a happy and healthy life.