Elandsvallei Home for the Aged
“One person caring about another represents life’s greatest value.” – Jim Rohn.
The Elandsvallei Home for the Aged is a nursing and frail care centre, run by The Red Cross.
Established in 1952, The Elandsvallei Home was started initially as a boarding house for ex-servicemen from the second World War who had nowhere to stay when they came home.
Over the years, however, as that particular need became redundant, it evolved into a nursing and frail-care home for the aged.
The home itself was built in the early 1900’s and as such, is in constant need of maintenance and repairs. Over the past few years, the resources and donations have declined, and as such, they’ve started a second-hand shop which they run as a morning market every 3rd month.
With the building being so old, there are so many needs regarding upkeep and maintenance. From fencing the perimeter wall to renovating floors, doors and door frames, to the removal of trees and a heavy-duty lawn mower, to soap and toilet roll dispensers, cleaning materials; the list is very long.
One of their needs which Hot Cares can attend to, is to replace some paving as it has become dangerous for the elderly to walk on.
Hot Cares will be paying for the paving and will also be donating coloured paint to brighten up the home, this for a total value of R12 500.
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