Golda Brittany, who will be 93 in June, and husband Mike, who is a year younger than his wife, are among the age group of people deemed extremely vulnerable to the effects of the coronavirus.
However, these residents of Rand Aid’s Inyoni Creek retirement village, are unlike most nonagenarians. In the middle of the national coronavirus lockdown, they remained upbeat and busy.
When the retirement village’s care team knocked on their door on April 21, for a routine visit to check that all was well, they found Golda happily building a 500-piece puzzle and Mike sewing masks for a Rand Aid initiative to give all staff re-usable cloth masks.
Music teacher Golda and businessman Mike ran one of the first Mica stores in Gauteng for 30 years and also had other business interests. They remain actively involved in Inyoni Creek village activities and Mike has been a regular sight at village markets where he sells his hand-crafted bird feeders.
The Brittanys have been married for 67 years and moved to Inyoni Creek 11 years ago.
Golda Brittany (92) tackles a jigsaw puzzle.
In his 90s, Mike Brittany happily joined the Rand Aid challenge to make material masks for all staff members of the NPO.