General Enquiries about the Clubs:
PADCA Reception: 033 345 4711
The professionalism of this small but important team ensures PADCA continues to meet that goal of helping seniors and their families to find a way through a maze of problems and challenges, and to explore different options to best meet each individual’s circumstances.
Our dynamic and pro-active team of Social Workers are also called on to deal with a multiplicity of situations and needs, their knowledge of both the PADCA resources and those available in the community ensures insightful guidance. All interactions with seniors and their families are handled compassionately and in the strictest confidence.
Our Social and Community Workers oversee the Rural Grannies Clubs and Home Based Care (HBC) programme.
The HBC programme comprises of more than 41 volunteer carers assisting over 350 seniors in the rural communities. We cover areas in the Greater Msunduzi region; from Wartburg to Sweetwaters to Elandskop and Pietermaritzburg. These carers are in touch with the needs of the seniors in their communities and are a vital link in keeping us aware of the plight of many seniors.
PADCA promotes Active Ageing through activities such as the PADCA Sports Day and PADCA Mile (annual walk). Clubs : Seniors who enjoy social activities, mental stimulation and are eager to enjoy the company of their peers, thus combating loneliness, are welcome at any or all our Social Clubs. The Clubs are volunteer directed and give purpose and meaning to many seniors lives.
The Social and Community Workers oversee the rural clubs and their role includes:
Meet Wednesday mornings in the Hall at Albert Allison Haven, 61 Mbubu Rd; Transport available
Contact Jean Polkey:
033 344 2337
Meet Thursday mornings at the Lutheran Church, 2 Bester Rd, Hayfields
Contact Engela Uken:
083 504 2428
A cultural club with speakers, music and travel programmes, meets alternate Tuesdays at Kenwyn, 99 Pietermaritz St.
Contact Joan Duguid:
033 344 2003
In Wartburg, Trustfeed; Sweetwaters, Tamboville and greater Edendale area.
Contact Thenjiwe Lunga:
033 345 4303