CENTURION COUNCIL FOR THE AGED
The Centurion Council for the Aged is spreading its wings into areas touching not only older people, but also other vulnerable groups. Not only in Centurion but also in Olievenhoutbosch, the projects are growing in number as different needs are being brought to the fore and the Council is stepping into the breach.
Care of the elderly takes place on three levels:
Active ageing activities • Social welfare services • Home based care
Active ageing activities include teaching of skills, exercise groups, Bible study and primary health care. This care is focused on those older than 60 and their families, where needed.
Adjunct to caring for older people, a project aimed at people affected by HIV was launched to equip and educate these women while also offering home based care to the sick.
Within the boundaries of Centurion itself, the Council is active in assisting underprivileged older persons with social welfare services, which also include provision of food and clothing. In the case of frailty, home based care is rendered. Social workers and caregivers are active across the entire area.
- To render comprehensive services to older persons and other vulnerable people (HIV/Aids affected) to enable them to live in a dignified way in the community.
- To provide prevention and promotion programmes (empowerment, recreation, balanced meals, Bible study, counselling and other) which ensure the independent living of an older person in the community.
- To provide home based care to frail elderly in their own environment.
- To render social welfare services and protect the elderly from neglect, abuse and exploitation.
- To network with relevant service providers in order to render a multipurpose and effective service in Centurion.
- To function in the context of the Older Persons Act No. 13 of 2006.
Voluntary Association of Persons (with Constitution).
- Registered as a NPO with the Department of Social
- Qualifies for Section 18 A tax deduction.
- Qualifies for B-BBEE scorecard points.
- All SARS and Department of Social Development requirements are up to date
In the Olievenhoutbosch community: Older persons, HIV-affected individuals and other vulnerable groups.
In the greater Centurion community: Older people who experience economic, psycho-social and age-related problems.
To maintain and promote the well-being and safety of older and other vulnerable persons, to ensure that an older person remains in his or her home within the community for as long as possible; and to combat abuse and neglect of older persons through effective and affordable services.