Games bridge the age divide

Resident Anette Mather with cub Alec Vosloo (seated) and Callum Hertenberger (right).


Happy afternoon playing games and braaing at Thembalami

The energy of children and the wisdom of elders combined to make for a magical afternoon of games when the cubs and scouts from the 1st St Benedicts’ Pack visited the residents of Thembalami complex in mid-November 2018.

Run by NPO Rand Aid, the Lombardy East complex includes the Thembalami Care Centre and Max Ordman Deaf Association.

“The dining hall was abuzz with activity as the boys challenged the residents to games. We were amazed at how many residents participated in the variety of games that were on hand. The residents definitely enjoyed the children’s visit and the attention that was given to them,” says Thembalami manager Elize Raath.

“We are grateful to 1st St Benedicts for the donation of meat and the time the boys and their fathers spent braaing. This South African tradition is not often enjoyed by our residents – given the cost of meat – and the meal was thoroughly enjoyed by all,” says Elize.

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