Gogo’s Beach Trips 2023

The golden glow of the sun, fresh scent of the water and gentle breeze of the ocean can only mean one thing: PADCA’s annual Gogo’s Beach trip. This year the Community Services team went bigger and better, we opened the invitation to Sunnyside Park Home as well and ten of their residents were able to…

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It’s Mandela Day! Can you help us, please?

This Mandela Day, we are looking to add to the comfort of the Sunnyside Park Home residents by increasing the number of recliner chairs available for them to sit in both to relax and to enjoy time with visitors. Do you perhaps have a recliner chair at home you’re not using? We would so appreciate…

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Distributing Care Packs to Community Residents – Nelson Mandela Day 2023

Nelson Mandela International Day is celebrated on 18 July every year to shine a light on the legacy of a man who helped change the 20th century. It is no surprise that this unselfish and magnanimous human being suggested that people globally honour him by giving back to their communities, rather than celebrating his birthday.…

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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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You’re invited to the Woodgrove Village Show Day

Woodgrove Village is hosting a Show Day on Sunday, 11 June from 2 pm to 4 pm. This is your opportunity to take a gentle stroll around the parklike surrounds exploring independent living residences that are for sale now. We will also be showing ones currently being renovated, and the homes of residents. There are…

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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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