Hout Bay Cares treats elderly to lunch, entertainment

Pamela Williams, Audrey Johnson and Fatiema Abrahams enjoy the seniors lunch.

Non-profit Hout Bay Cares, which facilitates drug rehabilitation programmes, held its fourth annual seniors’ lunch last week.

Some 80 enthusiastic seniors from Hout Bay’s vulnerable communities enjoyed a delicious breakfast and lunch at the Anglican Church Of St Peter The Fisherman.

The men and women had a ball listening to the music of Melvin Geswoond, who also had them in stitches with his irreverent jokes.

As was the case in previous years, Suikerbossie restaurant catered the occasion.

“This is all about us giving back to the community. Our clients are also involved, not only helping serve food to the seniors, but also treating them to a head, hands and food
massage afterwards,” said Hout Bay Cares project manager Zulfa October.

Senior Pamela Williams said she enjoyed attending the event every year.

“I always have fun, and look forward to meeting other people,” she said. “Of course I also love the massages.”

Cluna Abrahams said it was a delight for seniors to get out for the day.

“I love the massages, I only wish we could get facials as well. I could look a lot younger,” she quipped.