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VOC’s Golden Hour Luncheon a roaring success

By Tauhierah Salie “VOC is that friend you can always rely on. It’s my companion. It ensures elderly people like myself remain happy and healthy in our own homes.” This heartfelt sentiment summed up the feelings of many of VOC’s ‘golden oldies’, who spent Saturday afternoon at the 9th annual[…]

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SAHRC investigating abuse of elderly man

The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has confirmed it is investigating a video showing an elderly man being tortured at an auto electrical workshop in Grassy Park. The video went viral last week, sparking anger on social media. The clip shows the auto electrical workers, aged 20 and 22 years,[…]

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Concern raised over elder abuse

Authorities say the levels of domestic violence and abuse against the elderly is unacceptably high in South Africa. Wednesday 15th June marks World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, as elder abuse is not a priority on a very long list of social ills. The Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children[…]

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Closed AGM discusses Beitul Aman future

Board members and staff at the Beitul Aman Home for the Aged reconvened an Annual General Meeting on Wednesday night but this time for members only, after a tipping point at the first meeting last week. Last week, a verbal altercation broke out between management and observers regarding previous claims[…]

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Heated row at Beitul Aman AGM

Members of the public have accused the staff of Beitul Aman Home for the Aged in Wynberg of mismanagement, following allegations of the old age home being in a bad state. An annual general meeting at the Beitul Aman premises got heated last week when observers questioned the home’s management[…]

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Elderly smile on Madiba Day

VOC News joined Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz at the GH Starck Centre for the Aged in Hanover Park to do a blanket drive as part of the 67-minute initiative for Mandela Day. Fritz and a team from the Department of Social Development (DSD) spent their hour[…]

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Elderly face untold abuse

The plight of the elderly will be on the national agenda on Sunday, as people from around the globe mark World Elder Abuse awareness day. Launched In 2006 as a campaign to raise awareness to the ill treatment of the elderly, the day is observed in countries ranging from the[…]

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