Health, home and happiness
for every older person
Neighbourhood Old Age Home [NOAH] programme focuses on accommodation
for the fit elderly, assisted living facilities for those needing
extra care, primary health care services and social clubs where the
elderly can meet and interact with one another and other support
organisations. Over 700 people benefited from these services in 2006/07.
Much work has gone into maintenance and refurbishment of all the
properties in the NOAH family to project a clean, cared for environment
which is comfortable and welcoming for our residents.
Recently, we negotiated with the Khayelitsha Day Hospital
for one of their doctors to run a monthly clinic at Nonkululeko
for our residents. Dr Sitoaba screens and refers residents, adjusts
medication and monitors the health of our aged.
81 years young – Elizabeth is learning to
read and write!
Petite and perennially cheerful, Elizabeth Bernadette Phillips
knows the secret of a long, happy life – she keeps busy doing
things for others. Her hands are as supple as a young girl's and
she gives massages to those whose legs are swollen or aching with
After Mass on Sundays, Elizabeth goes to 'school' with the nuns.
"I have been studying for two years now and my certificates
are on my wall,"she says proudly. "Now I can read from the Bible
NOAH has a successful partnership with the Caring Network,
who place their students at Nonkululeko for their practical training.
Those who do not find full-time employment after completing their
training volunteer their services at Nonkululeko.
For more information on NOAH, visit www.noah.org.za.