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Families and friends enjoy a special day together at Thembalami

Care centre residents were hit hard during Covid-19 as they weren’t able to spend as much time as they usually do with their family and friends.

Rand Aid’s Thembalami Care Centre and the Max Ordman Deaf Association (MODA) were thus excited to be able to hold their first family day, since Covid-19 commenced, on 13 August.

Everyone gathered in Thembalami’s lapa to enjoy curry and rice, cake, tea and coffee and spend some much-needed quality time with each other!

“AVBOB Edenvale kindly donated 8kg of mince and two large cakes, and we had rice that had been donated previously,” says Esme van der Walt, Thembalami and MODA’s manager.

The residents also enjoyed interacting with a local learner who came to work as a volunteer on the day. She helped to serve the families tea and cake and also to wash the dishes.

“Many members of the deaf community also joined in the fun, which was wonderful to see, and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their day,” says Esme.

Brian Collier with his partner Jackie Smith.
Phyllis Carrick with her daughter-in-law Margie Carrick.

Doreen Calder with her daughter Jenny Fraser.

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