Medipost brightens up retirement home
Tea party for residents of freshly renovated seniors’ home
Wednesday, 28 August 2019, The A re Aganeng Old Age Home in Makapanstad, near Hammanskraal, recently received a welcome ‘facelift’ with a fresh coat of pale turquoise paint courtesy of Medipost Holdings, and the seniors who call A re Aganeng their home were treated to a tea party to celebrate the re-opening of the revamped facility.
Residents of A re Aganeng Old Age Home, in Makapanstad near Hammanskraal, enjoying a tea party to celebrate the renovation of their home, which was provided by Medipost Holdings as part of the group’s annual corporate social investment programme.
“Some time ago it came to our attention that A re Aganeng Old Age Home, a non-profit organisation caring for senior citizens, was in need of roof and ceiling repairs but did not have sufficient funds for this maintenance,” says Kgomotso Maapola, corporate social investment (CSI) manager for Medipost Holdings, comprising Medipost Pharmacy, MediLogistics, MediTraining and Kawari Wholesalers.
“Through our CSI projects, Medipost Holdings seeks to give back to society through making a contribution in the communities we interact with. Senior citizens have a special place in our hearts, and we therefore wanted to find a way to assist A re Aganeng Old Age Home in upgrading their facility”.
Medipost Holdings arranged for the ceiling to be repaired and the building to be freshly painted in a beautiful shade of pale turquoise. “The colour of the paint chosen is particularly appropriate in light of the ‘Go Turquoise for the Elderly Campaign’, which aims to promote awareness of the rights of senior citizens,” Maapola adds.
Jarita Mabula, who works at the retirement home, says that the residents are most grateful for Medipost Holdings’ assistance.
“Medipost started by fixing our roof, as it was leaking, and the ceilings, which were broken. They painted all the walls inside and outside of our home. We are feeling very happy here at A re Aganeng Old Age Home because of what Medipost has done for us,” Mabula says.
“Once the painting and repairs had been completed, staff members from our in-house logistics company, MediLogistics, as well as Medipost Pharmacy and the training facility MediTraining returned to the elderly care facility to hold a special tea party for the residents,” Maapola adds.
“The men and women enjoyed tea and scones, and we also provided fruit and platters of savoury snacks. Each resident was given a warm hat and scarf, and we spent time chatting to them and singing together. The residents thanked Medipost for helping their facility, and it was really touching to see how much they appreciated the tea party and our company.
Staff members of MediLogistics, Medipost Pharmacy and MediTraining, which are all part of the Medipost Holdings group, spent time with the elderly residents of the retirement home. They served tea and breakfast to the residents and joined in a lively singalong.
Mabula adds: “On behalf of our elders, I want to express our gratitude to Medipost for all they have done for us.”
“The retirement home does such wonderful work in taking care of the residents, and we are only too glad to have been able to offer our support,” Maapola observes.
Medipost Holdings also donated over a month’s worth of groceries and hygiene products to the retirement home to assist with the residents’ daily needs.
“It was such a pleasure to bring joy to the wonderful residents of A re Aganeng and spend time hearing their incredible stories. We have such respect for our country’s senior citizens, and are delighted we could bring smiles to their faces,” Maapola concluded.
Issued by: Martina Nicholson Associates (MNA) on behalf of Medipost Pharmacy
Contact: Martina Nicholson, Graeme Swinney, Meggan Saville or Estene Lotriet-Vorster
Telephone: (011) 469 3016