On the morning of April 18, residents who participate in activities at the Rand Aid-run Ron Smith Care Centre knew that they had to get cracking!
They were to assist with the catering for the Easter Tea that was being held later in the afternoon; what was requested from them was to bake and decorate several dozen Easter cupcakes. The OT activity centre was a hive of activity in the morning as residents, staff, and volunteers worked to fill the order. Also on the tea menu were sandwiches, sausage rolls, milk tart and biscuits, but thankfully, that was someone else’s job!
After indulging in the sumptuous tea to the strains of light classical music, the care centre residents decided to liven things up and dance away the afternoon to all their Golden Oldie favourites. Lively music from the 50s and 60s as well as British pub songs and various singers from Elvis Presley, Abba and the Beatles to Nat King Cole, Miriam Makeba and Kurt Darren, inspired the elders to get on the dance floor. Others were taken for a spin in their wheelchairs whilst still others clapped, swayed and sang along to music they fondly remembered.
Resident Enzo Merolla enjoyed the dancing very much and said: “I used to be a good dancer when I was younger.” He laughed delightedly when Debbie Christen, Rand Aid’s Manager: Recreational Programmes told him: “You’ve still got the moves!”
And what did the guests think about the Easter cupcakes? “They were awfully good!” pronounced resident Denny Hancox.
What a divine looking spread.
Gertie Dansky and Peggy Roberts enjoy tea and company.
Nicky Poncho and James Taylor.
Lynette Saville, Kris Geyser and Rosina Pretorius.
Betty Haughton (101) with Kris Geyser.
Enzo Merolla and Janet Smart cut the rug.