I pledge to de-stigmatise ageing. Age isn`t a sickness, it`s part of life`s journey!
– Lydia Corbett
To make Residents feel they are truly special and worthy human beings. Not to only listen with my ears but with my whole heart.
– Corlette Maritz
Give My Time
I pledge to give time to residents to really listen to them when they talk and have a little chat with them to break the loneliness. Show real interest in the resident as a person.
– Retha de Jager
I pledge to create a positive and supportive environment where relationships and creativity can grow.
– Susan Grant
A Wise Generation
I pledge to do everything I can to be compassionate, kind and helpful to any older person and to show the youth how to respect and love our wise and wonderful generation.
– Bronwyn de Smidt
Talk and Share
Talk about the work of the South African Care Forum.
– Lucia Smuts
To embrace technology to spread the reach of the South African Care Forum, nationally and internationally.
– Margie van Zyl Chapman
The Kindness Project
I pledge to create an environment of kindness in all our homes.
– Rayne Stroebel
To spend more time listening to residents.
– Caryn Straker
Say Something Nice
I pledge to give a genuine compliment each day.
– Yolande Brand
I pledge to point out more positive observations and experiences than negative ones.
– Ide-Marie Venter
I am pledging to continue feeling Alive at work; to grow our residents’ sense of Belonging here; and Engaging with them warmly and sincerely
– Jacqui Sinclair
The Face of Care
I pledge to spread the word about how a group of fantastic people are influencing change and improving how care is provided in South Africa and how we can learn from each other by working together.
– Gillian Moncaster
I pledge to be open and positive to change.
– Deirdre Joubert
I pledge to be always honest and ethical, carrying this attitude out to all of our homes
– Doret Louw
Time is Precious
I pledge to share more of my time to minimize loneliness
– Maralize Conradie
I pledge to always stay passionate about making a difference in the quality of life, of the elders I get to know.
– Charlene van Zyl
I am Enough
I’m not smart enough, fast enough or good enough. It’s time to shift my brain from my shortcomings to focus on meaning instead.
– Wendy Venkatiah
I pledge to always be open to the possibility of change for good and help others in the process of accepting change.
– Magda Pienaar
I pledge to involve the residents more in Activities, get to know them better and listen more to what they have to say…. :)
– Jolene von Kotze
Making a Difference
To make a difference be it small or big, near or far, wherever I go!
– Denell Rossouw
To listen to our carers and encourage them to feel part of the PADCA family.
– PADCA Senior Management Team
We Robari pledge to stretch joy, happiness and laughter in everything we do.
– Robari Lodge Geratec
Sleep Well & Live Well
I pledge to help bringing about change by informing how night time sleep expierenced by older people in care can be improved.
– Ingrid Eyers
At Hermon we pledge to care for our Residents with Dignity. To make the last of days as good as it can be, to be positive, active and preserve what is important for each individual in a homely environment.
– Ilse Haasbroek
To keep challenging myself and those around me to see and take the next step towards improving the lives of those in our care.
– Pam Job
I pledge to create moments, spread joy and be someone’s sunshine when their sky’s are grey.
– Joan Cockrell
Just do it
Random act of kindness, help any elderly person in need. Tell your friends what you did and ask them to top it.
– Andre Coetzee
To create a life worth living to elders in Huis Vergenoegd Paarl.
– Huis Vergenoegd
To more often try and cheer up residents through my music.
– Johan Grimbeek
Sense of Belonging
I pledge that I will work hard to ensure that all have a sense of belonging at St. Antonine
– Sr Lucia Raseipone
Never Stop Making Plans
I Pledge never to stop making Plans….to make living in a Old age Home Fun and a place You want to live!
– Melanie Crozier
Stop and Listen
When listening to someone, to truly give my full 100% attention of what is being said, and not to multi-task it with something else.
– Madeleine Schloms
Our Youth and Elderly
I want to encourage more interaction between our youth and our elderly.
– Aletha Hugo
Through Other’s Eyes
To be honest and sincere in my approach and to try and view the world through the eyes of others.
– Lizette Kuhn
I pledge to make a difference in what we do… a life worth living
– Heinrich Kriek
I would like to change the lives of the elderly so that their lives will be transformed.
– Mariana Strauss