A birthday celebration for all
ABERDEEN — The Senior Citizens Care Group of the Aberdeen Dutch Reformed Church held a very special tea party in the church hall last Wednesday.
As well as members of their own congregation, other residents over the age of 70 were invited to join in a party described as “a birthday celebration for all”.
One of the organisers explained that they wanted to make all the senior citizens feel special, as many of them live on their own, and for various reasons do not do anything to celebrate their birthday.
Each table was hosted by one of the NGK ladies, and even had a beautifully decorated birthday cake for the guests to share. About 55 people attended, some of whom were collected (complete with walkers if necessary) by members of the congregation.
Master of ceremonies Danie Pienaar kept the morning flowing with jokes and tales, and singer Elzabeth van der Bijl, from Oppi Vlak Padstal, entertained with several well-known Afrikaans favourites and some country songs.
Each guest also received a gift, and the organisers would like to thank Spandau Spar, PDK, Nommerpas and other individuals for their sponsorship. The ladies who baked put on a tremendous spread for the guests, all of whom were highly appreciative.
A contingent of Aalwynhof residents was also present, and platters of food were taken to the Home after the party for those who were too frail to attend. Entertainer Elzabeth van der Bijl.