Activities & Entertainment
During the holidays we received food and presents for children from a donor which was handed out by our lovely staff members. While we were at the Service Centre to serve the lonely seniors, some of the staff was handing out presents and donated food to needy kids.
A thought of serving our lonely seniors on Christmas Day became a reality when I mentioned it to my family and friends. I phoned a few people to help me with the décor, preparing the meals, music and huge was the surprise when I got more than I planned for. Everyone wanted to join in on this occasion. Early the morning we started collecting the lonely seniors with our own transport. Volunteers could not wait to help. This year we served 35 very lonely seniors and they could each take 2 takeaways for the rest of the week. We had Heidi Brits and Danya van Niekerk who treated them with Christmas songs and they could sing along. They were so overwhelmed and we got so much feedback from not only the seniors, but people that heard about it and saw it on Facebook asked us if they could join us in 2020. It seems our work for 25 December 2020 is set out. Let go big or go home!! We want to thank our Heavenly Father for the privilege to serve where it is needed.
On this day the Service Centre staff went out for lunch to the Strand Pavilion. They thoroughly enjoyed it and needed the rest.
Woensdag die 11de is ons met kombi’s, motors, en bakkies na Tolla’s Place net buite Brackenfell waar ons as Dienssentrum gegaan het vir n vleisbraai In die buitelug. Wat ‘n lieflike plek. Die hele eet area en swembad is met ‘n tent, wat lyk soos ‘n sirkus tent, toegemaak en heerlik koel in die skaduwee.
Baie dankie aan ons bestuurder, Me Anne-Marie Watt, en haar span asook die vleisbraaispan. Die vleis en slaaie was uit die boonste rakke. Alles was net mooi en pragtig georganiseerd. Mag die jaar 2020 net vir almal geseënd en gesond wees.
Dinsdagoggend het ons bymekaar gekom vir n vroeë Kersdagete waarna ons baie uitgesien het maar, hoe groot was ons verbasing nie, toe, so by tienuur se kant, die Solomons omgeegroep daar opdaag, om nes vorige jare, weereens vir alle seniors ‘n geskenksakkie te bring – en niemand was oorgeslaan nie. Nie eers die kombuis en kantoorpersoneel nie. Baie dankie aan Vernon Solomons en sy groep. Julle het ons werklik verras.
A lady saw Tygerberg Meals on Wheels on Facebook and contacted management. She phoned many retirement centres, but they would not allow her to go there. Then she read about us on Facebook and requested to visit us. Her daughter of 11 years of age did the worship and prayer for us and then played a few songs on her violin. A friend of them, a magician, came along and entertained our seniors. They enjoyed the tricks he had up his sleeve.
Boodskap deur Deon Koegelenberg (Klublid)
Nog ‘n jaar het vir vele van ons seniors net te gou verbygegaan. Daarom is dit vir ons ‘n riem onder die hart om te weet daar is ander wie ons nie weggegooi of van ons vergeet het nie en ook nie dit te veel moeite geag het om daardie ekstra kilometers saam met ons te stap nie. Tygerberg Dienssentrum het alle verwagtinge oortref en die laaste paar dae voordat die klub vir die feesseisoen toemaak, dit ‘n onvergeetlike en genietende ervaring vir al ons seniors gemaak. Maandagoggend was ons getrakteer deur ‘n moeder en dogter (Lynn en Kaylie) wie hul harte vir ons oopgemaak het. Kaylie het ‘n paar van haar liedjies vir ons op haar viool gespeel en ook die Godsdiens waargeneem. Wat ‘n uitmuntende jong meisiekind. Tee en koffie en heerlike eetgoedjies was voorgesit terwyl ‘n kulkunstenaar ons vermaak het met sy kul-jou-hier kul-jou-daar toertjies.
On this morning we had our last Bingo morning for 2019 so we treated the seniors with a nice plate of eats and a little bigger price than normal. They were extremely happy to receive special winning prizes.
The seniors bought chips, sweets and cool drinks to give to the children at the Tygerberg Hospital. On this Monday morning they left early with the 300 packets that they made up. Back at the Centre they all felt that they did the right thing in sharing with those less fortunate. Sharing is caring.
The seniors who play games at the club like, rummy cup, darts and bowls, love to go for breakfast at the end of a long and busy year. This year was no different. Thank you to all of you who play games and make the time and effort to join the group.
Our Market day at Sanlam is another highlight for our seniors. This is a very early start to the day, but always a blessing to sell the handwork of our own seniors. They knit and crochet different items and also make beautiful pillows which we then take to Sanlam to sell as part of a small fundraiser for us. The amount raised at this event this year is R 2 328.40
Johan Brand, a well-known face at the centre, and a man you can always depend on when asked to sing for us, entertained us for an hour. With his warm personality and lovely voice, it is always a privilege to have him with us. The seniors already booked him for next year and requested that he comes more often.
Once again the Vaudeville Companions outdid themselves with the program the presented. These seniors, between the ages of 60 to 90, were the highlight of the month. They performed a few songs and danced with the most gorgeous outfits. Everyone who attended this day was so glad they did not stay home because they would have missed a 10/10 morning. It is always a blessing to have them with us.
Our yearly function took place at the Goodwood Civic Centre. The day was very busy but everyone enjoyed themselves. The food was once again very well prepared. Desmond Wells, a well-known Afrikaans singer, was our guest for the day. He entertained the people and he said he enjoyed it so much that he would like to do it next year again. Johan Rousseau, a member of Parow Seventh Day Adventist Church, also came to spoil us with a few of his best songs. We would like to thank Johan for arranging with Desmond Wells to sing for us. Some of our seniors and special guests even danced on a few songs.
Plattekloof Educare teachers and principal came with 20 little pre-schoolers to entertain us. They did some acrobats and gym and sang a few songs. They brought with the most delicious doughnuts and gave everyone that attended the morning, something sweet to enjoy. It is always such a pleasure when schools come to visit as our seniors do not see their grandchildren or great-grandchildren that much. These little ones were asked to come back soon.
We had a bazaar at the centre where you could almost buy anything, from fudge, cakes, puddings, 2ndhand clothing, toys, vegetables, bredies and much more. We advertised on Facebook, in church bulletins and by word of mouth. We were much surprized with the number of people that came to support us. The amount raised this year was R 25 064.60
This Youth Missionaries from Dundee surprised the seniors with a puppet show that had them laughing. Afterwards the young men spent some time with the seniors and also prayed for them. What a Blessed day it was.
Wat ‘n aangename verrassing toe ons waarneem dat een van ons ‘jongmanne’ besluit het om hekelklasse te neem. Dit was voorwaar ‘n verrassing.
On this day we had to pull a rabbit out of a hat as our booked artist could not come. We decided to see if each table of six could work together. Pictures were provided as well as coloured pages which had to be torn up to provide colour in the picture. Wonderful teamwork turned into beautiful works of art.
Op 18 Oktober 2019 is 409 voedselbakkiesuitgedeel in Uitsig omgewing. Weereens word ons herinner aan die behoefte in ons omgewing.
This young Pastor surprised us with some spiritual food for thought. Afterwards we sang some songs together as he played the guitar. What a blessing!