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Andries-Marie Oosthuizen Home hosts Parent-Child against loneliness

Around one in three older people suffer from loneliness. The loss of work, death of partners and friends, illness and poor health are some of the causes. It could lead to depression and debilitation but can be prevented through regular contact with friends and family.

“We experience the value of human contact, especially from family, as a preventative measure against ageing, every day,” says Teresa Broodryk, matron of the Andries-Marie Oosthuizen Home* in Parys, Free State. “That is why we put much effort into hosting Parent-Child days.”

The Parent-Child day will be hosted on Saturday, 23 November at the home. Apart from a fashion show with outfits from Milady’s, various interesting discussions about health and active maturing by Kind-Kind-2 Hearing, Cal-Mag-C and Anneke Liebenberg from AVBOB’s Active Ageing Program will be presented. The craftwork of residents and books for the bookworm will be on display and for sale. Visitors can also support the tuck shop, and the young and restless can enjoy the jumping castle.

The Duo from CrossPhire will be our guests’ singers for the day.

Anyone interested in attending the Parent-Child day can buy tickets at R150 per person, which includes lunch.

Come and enjoy a day against lonely elders:

Date:              Saturday, 23 November 2019

Time:              9:00-14:00

Venue:            Andries-Marie Oosthuizen Home for the Elderly;

15 2nd Avenue, Parys, Free State

Cost:              R150 per ticket

Bookings:      Teresa Broodryk at 078 0705 200 or 056 811 2185.

For media enquiries contact:  

Teresa Broodryk – Matron: Andries-Marie Oosthuizen Home

Cell: 078 0705 200

*The Andries Marie Oosthuizen Tehuis/Retirement Home (AMOT) is part of the Ons Tuis organisation with eight homes under their wing. AMOT offers a care facility for 25 frail older persons and a housing unit where the independent elderly lives in rooms and flats making use of the services available at the retirement home.

Hannelie Fourie
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