Do­ing their best for the el­derly

The Rep - - COUNTRY KALEIDOSCOPE - By Tem­bile Sgqolana

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.”

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