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International News December 2018

CommonAge facilitated Ageing in Common: An International Perspective which incorporated the inaugural Commonwealth Elders Forum and the NCF UK Conference 16-18 April 2018 at DeVere Wokefield Estate Hotel and Conference Centre, Berkshire, UK. As Chair of the SACF and a board member of CommonAge I was invited to Chair the opening Day of this exciting […]

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Network Updates December 2018

The end of the year has suddenly arrived! Whew! Time to reflect on what has happened within the SACF during the past year. Exciting has been the growth in our membership. I encourage every organisation in the care sector to become a member, connect with others in the sector, to learn and share together. Each […]

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Conversation Hubs and Workshops

Our first Conversation Hub for the year in Cape Town was facilitated by Andre Killian. We explored finding humanity in the workplace, and challenged ourselves on the question of how soulful are our organisation? We just had a taster – a full day workshop will be happening mid year – don’t miss out! Gauteng kicks […]

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International News – March 2018

The CHOGM(Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting) is to be held in London in mid April. Parallel to this CommonAge has organised an Elders Forum bringing together organisations serving older people around the Commonwealth. The South African Care Forum will be represented there and I have been asked to chair the opening day of this amazing […]

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Network Updates March 2018

The South African Care Forum is affiliated to the Pass it on Network, and through this affiliation was introduced towards the end of last year to Age Without Borders.       The South African Care Forum was featured on their Caregiving Summit at the end of January, focusing on the introduction of gyms and […]

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Care Home Open Day 2018

Another chance to celebrate care will be on 21st April 2018 as we celebrate Care Home Open Day together with other organisations all around the globe. This year’s International Care Home Open Day will be Saturday 21st April 2018 and will coincide with the Queen’s 92nd Birthday. What is International Care Home Open Day? It […]

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SACF Workshops – Feedback & Upcoming

On Thursday 26th October a Conversation Hub was held at Silver Oaks, Somerset West – thank you to the Helderberg Society for the Aged for hosting us always! Peter Dicks, tax attorney, took organisations through the latest on tax legislation and VAT. Sincere thank you to Peter for his willingness to partner the SACF and […]

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Time to Thrive

In Lyon, France in 2016 at the EAHSA Conference, Jo Boylan, Director Operations Southern Cross Care SA & NT and Stephen Cornelissen, Chief Executive Officer Mercy Health made a commitment to Margie Van Zyl Chapman, board member of Common Age and Chairperson of the South African Care Forum, to support the implementation of Gyms into […]

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Protea Project – Orion Organisation

We had a lovely morning on Thursday with the Protea Project, an International initiative from Germany where some elders in a care home and service centre have been knitting up a storm of beanies, scarves and blankets. Orion is the first South African NGO to receive some of these beautiful gifts. What made it more […]

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