85 Villiers Drive, Clarendon, Pietermaritzburg, 3201 jph@gracenet.co.za 033 345 6710

December 2017 Newsletter

Greetings All,

From the Staff and Residents we would like to wish you and your loved ones a safe and blessed Festive Season and best wishes for 2018.

On behalf of all the staff, we extend our sincere appreciation to everyone who contributed towards the Staff Christmas Bonus.

Our Nativity Play was very well attended by family and friends. It is definitely the highlight of the year for the residents. Thank you to Deshnie and Feedem for arranging the tasty finger lunch.

A bottle of Johnnie Walker Double Black (kindly donated by Mr Schenk) was raffled and a total of R1,170.00 was raised. Congratulations to Sister Milly Reddy for winning the prize.

Thank you to the Hattingh’s for providing Mince Pies for Christmas Eve and the Scoufes’ for the cakes on Christmas Day.

Thank you to Elwyn Schenk for sponsoring lunch for all the residents and staff on New Year’s day.

A collection was done at the play to have a braai for the residents, we would like to thank everyone that made a contribution.

Sue Hurlston has started a “Musical Instrument Fund”. We will be purchasing different musical instruments with the monies raised for the residents to enjoy.

It is with great sadness that we inform you that Sbu’s grandmother, Jabu Madonda passed away on 13 December 2017. Our thoughts and prayers are with Sbu’s family.

Tuck has been re-introduced, we ask that when you provide tuck for your child to please make sure it is safe for them to consume.


SWAT Exterminators made their quarterly visit to the home to spray for cockroaches.

The DIY Guy repaired a few wheelchairs, toilets and cupboards. The toilet outlet pipes in Stardust have corroded and had to be replaced urgently.


Thank you to Parklane Superspar for donating the monthly birthday cake. The monthly birthday party was held for Shaunn (52), Sean (33) and Cheryl (45). Shaunn had a separate party as well.

Dr Kirkby made his weekly visits to the home, treating a few residents.

One of the residents was visited by a physiotherapist and had treatment done. Mr Schiffler did foot and nail care for one of the residents. One resident went to the dentist for cleaning and polishing of her teeth. One resident was admitted to Hilton Life Hospital with very high blood sugar and was diagnosed with diabetes. One of the residents was admitted to MediClinic after hitting his head, to have a scan done as pre-cautionary measure. Another resident was re-admitted to St Anne’s after complications from a previous operation.


Karin is on leave, Sisters Daphne and Milly are covering her shift.

Take Care

Karin & Lilian



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