Thembalami Care Centre was awash with red on Valentine’s Day when a special tea and fashion parade were held.
Apart from the tasty treats and bright décor, some of the residents and gogos from the Zamokuhle Service Centre – all dressed in red and white – put on a fashion show for the enjoyment of others. The gogos also sang and danced with the spirit for which they are renowned.
“They were all dressed to theme and looked beautiful,” says Thembalami deputy manager Elize Raath, explaining that the Zamokuhle Service Centre forms part of Thembalami’s outreach work.
Evangelist John Nel gave a short message about God’s love, which was particularly topical, and chocolates were handed to the best dressed residents and gogos.
A special treat was also in store for a handful of residents who went off to Alberton for a special pamper session that made them feel loved, courtesy of the Gregg Mitchley Foundation in conjunction with the Image Cartel Nail and Lash Academy.
Pretty as a picture… Jean Botha, Elize Raath (deputy manager) and Gail Lester. Both Jean and Gail won chocolates for being among the best dressed on the day. The ladies are residents of the Max Ordman Deaf Association, which forms part of the Thembalami Care Centre
Florence Dubazana from the Zamokuhle Service Centre won a chocolate for her attire on the day.
Thoko Ndhlandla, a new member of the Zamokuhle Service Centre, and Thembalami deputy manager Elize Raath.
John Nel gave a message of love.
Elizabeth Dube, a member of the Zamokuhle Service Centre, was as entertaining as ever.
Max Ordman Deaf Association resident Barry Waldeck dressed and ready to go to Alberton for some Valentine’s Day grooming. A number of residents were invited to enjoy a pamper session.
Beautiful songs were presented by the gogos from the Zamokuhle Service Centre.
Louise Cooper, a Max Ordman Deaf Association resident, and care worker Patricia Masala.
Elize Raath, Thembalami Care Centre deputy manager, and Thembalami resident Petro Grove.
Thembalami resident Jean Kennedy with occupational therapy technician Neo Sefuthi.