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Warm heart for the elderly

At a Ladies Day on 4 August, Magda was presented with a hand-knitted blanket for an elderly person who needs it. What a lovely gesture! The blanket was knitted by clients of Sugar and Spice Professional Hairdressers as they waited their turn. The squares were...

Dance dementia and Alzheimer’s away

Regular social interaction plays a vital role in keeping older people happy and healthy. Yes, it's true! Not only is dancing good for the heart, lungs and joints but, according to research, older people who take part in regular dance classes show a reduced incidence of...

Seniors should surf the Internet

Although learning to surf the Internet and use social media such as Facebook and Skype may seem a solitary exercise, it can have surprising benefits. According to researchers, increased Internet access and use can help reduce senior loneliness and depression and help keep families and different...

PICTURE GALLERY OF 2015 EVENTS

Please email us photos taken at your event to be placed on this page. Brooklyn Mall Click here for a video of the flash mob: Menlyn Park Shopping Centre, Pretoria   Bolivia Lodge, Polokwane     Voortrekker Monument, Pretoria Click here for the video of the LaserX laser show at the opening of the 2015 campaign...

TAKE ACTION FOR THE ELDERLY

This year Go Turquoise for the Elderly ends on a high note! A highlight will take place on Saturday 13 June when a thousand turquoise balloons will be sent skywards at Loftus Versveld, approximately 10 minutes before the Super Rugby match between the Bulls and...

FILL A BAG – GO TURQUOISE

Make an older person smile by giving him or her a turquoise goody bag filled with delicious snacks or toiletries. By giving the elderly in your community a gift bag, you demonstrate that they are not forgotten, that you care about them. Turquoise bags can be...

GAUTENG OLDER PERSONS FORUM

On 22 September Go Turquoise for the Elderly was introduced at the Gauteng Older Persons Forum (GOPF) during its annual general meeting. What a colourful and pleasant occasion it was! The men and women or the Gauteng Forum are excellent examples of what is known as "active ageing"....