Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Spa Days at Ron Smith Care Centre

Manicures, make up and massages were the order of the day at Rand Aid’s Ron Smith Care Centre to celebrate Women’s Month.

To ensure that the 80 residents who had booked could be accommodated, two full days were devoted to these spa sessions in the OT Activity Centre on August 21 and 22. Dis-Chem Foundation very kindly donated nail polish in a variety of colours, scented hand creams and other nail care supplies.

The care workers on each of the six wings were asked to pair up with a resident and treat them to a morning of relaxation and pampering.

“It was wonderful to offer this opportunity for care workers and residents to interact and bond with each other in this special way. The therapeutic benefit of touch is well known, not to mention the fact that freshly polished nails and a bit of lipstick can really lift your spirits!” says Debbie Christen, Manager: Recreational Programmes.   

On the first Spa Day, some students from St Benedict’s College and Assumption Convent came to help with the day’s activities. Those residents who had the privilege of having their nails painted by them were absolutely delighted, especially when they received personal caring attention from the male students!

On the second Spa Day, care centre volunteers came to assist and were also on hand to pamper the care workers and other staff.

Everyone enjoyed the day and all were happy to give as well as receive a bit of TLC – something that is always appreciated.

Lisa Mtshali and Ursula Northern.

 Eleanor Motsepe and Charity Maburutse.

 Irene Droste and Lucy Kgafela.

 Dolly Luke, Salina Mtshali, Elizabeth Peterson and Lynette Saville.

 Volunteer Ethel Ramahuma and Betty Haughton.

Marie Diesel and St Benedict’s College student Brandon Janse van Vuuren.

St Benedict’s College student Rui Ferreira with Bernice Goldman.

 Ndifelani Mavhila and Winsome Green.

Corrie Wolhuter looking very relaxed as she is treated to a manicure from Lee-Ann Ramathibela.

Elaine van Heerden:  look at my lovely nails!

Volunteer Helen Dix and June Smith.

Julia Mali and Margaret Richardson.

Beulah Ganesh and Cecily Ryder.

Joyce Mabowa and Pamela Mintz.

Sonja Dikken.

Val Glanvill.

Susan Esbend and Hentie Benson.

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

A girls’ day in at Ron Smith Care Centre

What’s a tea in the care centre without a little dancing? Kaylee Antonopoulos, Hannah von Aulock, Cassidy McKinon and Claire Lourens dance up a storm at Ron Smith Care Centre.

Dancing, smiles and sweet treats were the order of the day when learners from Edenvale’s Holy Rosary School Catholic day school for girls spent time on August 17 with residents of Rand Aid’s Ron Smith Care Centre.

The girls arrived at the care centre bearing lots of delicious treats: home-made lemon meringue pie, chocolate chip biscuits, cupcakes, red velvet cake and muffins. They were joined by a few occupational therapy students from Wits University, who were on a three-week practicum at the care centre. 

After tea was served, it was time for dancing. The event brought smiles and joy to the residents.

Cynthia Dlangamandia and Alison Whittaker.

Claire Lourens, Cassidy McKinon, Hannah von Aulock and Kaylee Antonopoulos.

Jill Jones, Hannah von Aulock, Phillip Chandler, Kaylee Antonopoulos, Claire Lourens, Molly Matroos and Cassidy McKinon.

Mado Ndelela and Beulah Leor-Lever.

Lorraine Lowden, Christina van Rooyen and Etienne Geyser.

Occupational therapist student Savannah van der Mast has a chat with resident  Dolly Luke.