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Change Day 2015 Pledges

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De-stigmatising Ageing

 

I pledge to de-stigmatise ageing. Age isn`t a sickness, it`s part of life`s journey!

 – Lydia Corbett

 

 

Compassion Care

 

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

 

Supportive Environment

 

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
 

 

 

 

Embrace Technology

 

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
 
 
 

 

Listening

 

To spend more time listening to residents.

 – Caryn Straker

 

Say Something Nice

 

I pledge to give a genuine compliment each day.

– Yolande Brand
 


 

Being Positive

 

I pledge to point out more positive observations and experiences than negative ones.

 – Ide-Marie Venter

 
 

Connectedness

 

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

 

Positive Attitude

 

I pledge to be open and positive to change.

– Deirdre Joubert

 

 

 

 

Honesty

 

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

 

 

Quality Changes

 

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

 

 

Open

 

I pledge to always be open to the possibility of change for good and help others in the process of accepting change.

– Magda Pienaar

 

 

Compassion Care

 

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 listen to our carers and encourage them to feel part of the PADCA family.

– PADCA Senior Management Team

 

 

 

Happiness

 

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

 

 

Dignity Care

 

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

 

Keep Challenging

 

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
 

 

 

Sunshine

 

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

 

 

Compassion

 

To create a life worth living to elders in Huis Vergenoegd Paarl.

 – Huis Vergenoegd

 

Music Therapy

 

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

 

Difference

 

I pledge to make a difference in what we do… a life worth living

– Heinrich Kriek

 
 

 

Transformed

 

I would like to change the lives of the elderly so that their lives will be transformed.

 – Mariana Strauss