Doing their best for the elderly
THE Queenstown Service Centre, which operates from the Rowell Old Age Home, and members of the Bangakhula Service Centre recently joined forces to cook a meal to celebrate International Older Persons’ Day last Thursday.
In an interview with The Rep, Queenstown Service Centre manager Nomthandazo Sopazi said the two service centres got together to plan for the upcoming year and to share ideas.
“We decided to organise the dinner for old people in the area.
“Our aim is to keep this old age home in good condition because we want it to operate again. At the moment we are using it so that it is not vandalised as there is a big need for an old age home in Mlungisi.”
She said the centre helped the elderly keep fit and busy.
“We would like the department of health to intervene and do outreaches, to visit their homes and to check on the sick old people living in the area,” she said.
“We have a garden at Rowell and breed chickens which we feed and sell to the community.
“We also have bakery equipment which we do not use because we do not have electricity. If we get electricity we can bake and sell to the community.”