Tuesday, 10 September 2013


On 18 July 2013 Elphin Lodge and Ron Smith Care Centre celebrated the birthday of a living legend, Nelson Mandela.
Delicious birthday cake with all 95 candles! 

A special table for our honoured guests from the Selwyn Segal Centre.

The dining hall at Ron Smith Care Centre filled to capacity. A great turnout to honour Tata!  

Entertainment provided by the Selwyn Segal Cultural Group. 

Staff in their traditional dress.

Chocolate Truffle-making

In a recent Friday baking session we tried our hands at the art of making chocolate truffles. What a delicious morning it was! As the saying goes, "Chocolate doesn’t make the world go round, but it sure does make the trip worthwhile!"
 Marjorie Gittings did not mind getting her hands dirty!

Extremely delicate work moulding your truffles, as demonstrated by Fred Deysel. 

Kathleen Cronning opting for a glossy finish on her truffles.

Rob "sweet tooth" Wilson.

Paws for People

The Paws for People team visits Ron Smith Care Centre every second Wednesday of the month. Their visit is always the highlight of our week!
They have a mission to bring together dogs and people in a warm, non-threatening manner, allowing them to interact positively through use of a controlled and friendly approach.

Kathleen Cronning deep in conversation with Heidi. 

A drink and a nap with William Whitecross. 

EVERYONE enjoying the movie!