Get Involved

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.

Create awareness for the needs of seniors and #GoBlue through September to October each year Help us "Paint" Pietermaritzburg and the Midlands blue and draw attention to the challenges facing our vulnerable seniors including those who are frail or living with dementia. Wrap the trees, signs, fences and poles in front of your business, school or home in blue or wear blue as part of your outfit to show your support. Then SHARE YOUR PHOTOS on our Facebook page with the tag #GoBlue and challenge others to do the same.

Join our database to stay informed by clicking the link here:

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!

Zapper to donate now

EFT to
PADCA (Current Account)
Standard Bank
Branch Code: 057525
Account No: 052076784

Contribute to one of our Backabuddy fundraising drives here

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.

Downloadable PDFs

Abuse and the Law

What can you do if you suspect elder abuse? What to do and steps to take...

Active Aging

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" ...

Financial Abuse

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.

Property Requirements

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.