Spreading the love at the care centre

Irene Nyadzane gives a delighted Gordon Ross a sweet Valentine’s kiss, while Elizabeth Peterson waits her turn.


The residents and staff at Rand Aid’s Ron Smith Care Centre had not one but two days of celebration for the season of love!

On Valentine’s Day, they spent the morning listening to the beautiful piano music of Martin Lane, who came appropriately dressed in a red fedora and red braces. He played many of their favourite evergreen songs which they thoroughly enjoyed. hen just before lunch, they were surprised by the care centre’s Activities Team, who went from room to room dishing out Valentine’s greetings, chocolates and hugs to all 150 residents.

Two days later, it was time for the Valentine’s Tea held in the hall which was gaily decorated with strings of red and pink hearts and pots of heart-shaped flowers which were made by staff and residents in the weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day.

Volunteer Dara Migliore generously treated everyone to a wonderful selection of delicious cakes: red velvet, Bar One, Peppermint Crisp and carrot cake. And even after the cake, the residents still had space for the scones and donuts also on offer!

It was a very ‘sweet’ day, filled with lots of love and laughter.


Gladys Rosenberg (middle) with her nephew Gary, who lives in Toronto, Canada, and her niece Sandy Smith.

Irene Watson, Dorothea Bekker and Dolly Luke.


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