We Need Your Help During This Pandemic!


We are left with no other option but to once again ask for assistance from you, our loyal supporters.
Absolutely any contribution which you may be able to make towards our COVID Care Initiative would be most gratefully appreciated by all at Park Care, but most importantly by the most vulnerable and at risk of infection, our precious Frail and Fragile Residents and our Staff caring for them.

If you would like to make a contribution to our COVID Care initiative, Park Care’s Banking details are as follows:

Name: Park Care Centre
Bank: Absa Bank Auckland Park
Account Number: 284 097 0089
Branch Code: 632 005

Please use the reference: COVID Care and “your name” so that we can be sure that we allocate the funding correctly and so we are able to acknowledge the correct person.

For any further information please feel free to contact Jaqui Smith at bdo@parksorg.org.za or via phone at 011 482-2060 (office) 011 475-2125 (private)

Thank you so much for your consideration, and please take care of yourselves and each other during this difficult time.

Park Care Centre is hard at work during these times, adhering to all measures for health and safety protection to the best of our abilities to ensure the health and well-being of not only our fragile frail residents but also our invaluable staff who are committed and dedicated to keeping our Residents healthy and in high spirits.

Due to the suddenness and severity of the COVID-19 outbreak in South Africa, Park Care has to deal with many unexpected expenses such as the need for additional antibacterial cleaning agents to help us ensure that all surfaces remain clean and germ-free at all times.
We also strongly feel that steps in ensuring the continued well-being and good health of residents is to ensure the health and well-being of our incredibly dedicated staff, as they are the ones who provide our precious residents with the fulltime care they need in order to live healthy and happy lives.

To this end Park Care has been providing hand sanitizers, face masks (hand made), gloves, to our staff. This precaution not only ensures that our staff remain healthy it also limits the chances of our vulnerable residents from being exposed to the potentially life threatening COVID-19 Virus.

Of the main items which are most effective in combating the spread of the virus are the N95 Class Particulate Respirator masks which we desire to dispense to all of Park Care’s staff.
These N95 masks not only protect the wearer but should the wearer be ill, then it provides an effective barrier between any respiratory droplets which they may expel and anyone who is in their vicinity. Unfortunately, these masks which used to cost R50 each are now being sold for almost double the price, and this is not the only needed item which has increased in price since the start of the outbreak.
As you can imagine, being a Charity, Park Care does not have an endless supply of funding available in order to ensure that our stocks of necessary items like the N95 masks, and other protective isolation provisions, will be enough in order to sustain us until the COVID-19 pandemic is over.

Thank you for your taking the time to raise the value of who we are through your generous support.
Park Care Management, Frail Residents and Staff


For more information and support on COVID-19 please visit: 

Park Care 24/7 Frail Nursing Centre Needs Your Help!


Park Care Centre 24/7 Specialized Frail Nursing Care’s Christmas Appeal

This year our Annual Christmas Party and Market and Christmas Carols will not be going ahead but we would like to run things differently with our Christmas appeal
Due to Covid, Annual, Weekly and Daily activities have been unable to go ahead and now
Covid is also affecting our annual Christmas plans as well

Because of this, Park Care management and staff are asking schools, families, friends, communities, and businesses to team up with us and donate any money, gifts, or presents they can for the vulnerable frail nursing care community this year.

image005 (3)PARK CARE CENTRE
Tuesday 8 December 2020
– Forget Me Not:
Alzheimers / Dementia Unit
Thursday 10 December 2020
– Petrea: High Care & Intensive Care Unit
Tuesday 15 December 2020
Jakaranda, Clivia, Villa Rosa: Mid Care & Assisted Living
Towels & Facecloths
Golf T-Shirts (all sizes)

Thursday 3 December 2020
Canned fruits
Canned meat or Fish
Other Gifts

Since March our 300 Fragile Residents have been cocooning, which effectively meant staying indoors at Park Care for their own protection from the coronavirus
In previous years Park Care Centre held Annual Christmas Markets and Parties for the frail young and elderly in our 24/7 Nursing Care Centre. However, due to the Covid-19 restrictions, they are unable to enjoy it this year

Park Care Management and Staff Team wish to lavish Residents with perhaps another tinypresent or chocolate on the 24th December to be followed
with the traditional Christmas lunch served on 25th December 2020 in the respective dining halls

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this proposal

image009Please do not hesitate to contact :
Jaqui Smith on 072 263-4704 or
Lorraine le Roux on 011 482-2060 Mondays to Fridays 7am to 3.30 pm with any questions about this request
Generous people like you are the asset of our society
Trusting for your partnership
We are badly in need gifts, eats, treats, toiletries, PPE and clothing items, and hope to conclude DV 2020 with new things in place

 Parktown: Urgent Covid-19 PPE Care Initiative Support Campaign

  • June 2020 PPE Gear and Other Urgent Required Essentials-1
  • June 2020 PPE Gear and Other Urgent Required Essentials-2
  • June 2020 PPE Gear and Other Urgent Required Essentials-3

Caring For Over



Old and Frail People


“Remember That The Happiest People Are Not Those Getting More, But Those Giving More.”-

H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Be a Volunteer

“The Best Way To Find Yourself is To Lose Yourself In The Service Of Others.”-

Mahatma Gandhi

Make Donation


From basic toiletries to curtains, beddings, reading glasses, music CDs and DVDs, wool, cutlery, clothing, snacks, art materials, recliners, plastic water jugs and anything one is willing to donate Park Care’s doors are always open to donations.

. Become A Volunteer


“What is the essence of life? To serve others and to do good” – Greek philosopher Aristtle
A helping hand is always needed and is always welcomed, as we are always looking for volunteers young and old are both welcome

. Sponsorship


To cover charges of and/or purchase additional items regularly required for the underprivilege: Transportation trips to and from Hospital and/or other Medical Appointments Escorts required per person for Medical Appointments and other Hairdressing, Manicure and Pedicure – When Needed (Section 18A’s are issued to donors)

Maintaining of Park Care Centre Essential COVID-19 Care Initiative Support – Lockdown



Dearest Park Care Donors, Support Teams and Friends

PARK CARE CENTRE (24/7 Frail Nursing Care) – Care Packs and COVID-19 Care Initiative implementation

Your endorsement in favour of Park Care and its fragile community, is extremely precious and needed.

Your resolve to help in distinct ways to accomplish the endeavoured successes of ensuring the best health and safety measures for all our frail nursing care dependents and essential staff on duty, its day-to-day operations, administration and management, is greatly esteemed.

Just a quick word to say “Thank you so much!” for considering your patronage for Park Care Centre Care in support of the 300 fragile + elderly, young, the infirm and frail, during these challenging times of lockdown – and Park Care’s need of sufficient supplies to successfully implement safe COVID-19 Care Initiatives throughout

Being in the 2nd-week phase of Covid-19 Lockdown – Please see our list of needs for our residents to ensure the best health and safety measures for all our frail nursing care dependents and essential staff on duty:

  • Soap for hand and body wash
  • Paper towels for our hand wash regime
  • Yogurt
  • Tissues
  • Multivitamins – Vitamin C, Zink and B complex
  • Fresh fruits
  • Ensure or any high protein drink to build up and boost the frail vulnerable resident’s immune system
  • (no energy drinks)
  • Future Life
  • High-protein porridge or ProNutro
  • Masks
  • Disposable gloves
  • Bleach (Jik)


Alternatively, make a direct donation towards our COVID-19 Care Initiative Program

Account Name: Park Care Centre

Bank: Absa Bank

Account Number: 284 097 0089

Branch Code: 632 005


Care Packs for marginalized residents – one or more of the following items

  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Toothpaste
  • Shampoo
  • Aqueous Cream
  • Vaseline
  • Deodorant
  • Razors
  • Socks or Beanies or Spencers
  • Packets of Biscuits or Sweets


As you can imagine, being a Charity organization, Park Care does not have an endless supply of funding available in order to ensure that our stocks of necessary such as masks, and other protective isolation provisions will be enough in order to sustain us until the COVID-19 pandemic is over

Some treats and few tuck shop items will also be nice to distribute amongst the residents to cheer them up

Thank you for fashioning an everlasting success-story page in Park Care’s story book

Much obliged and a heart-felt thank you once again for your kind-heartedness to facilitate vital supplies for Park Care Centre! We are forever indebted for your graceful and generous support

Thank you for taking the time to raise the value of who we are through your generous support

Friendly greetings

Jaqui Smith

072 263 4704


on behalf of


(24/7 Frail Nursing Care)/ (24/7 Verpleeg Sorg vir Verswaktes)

Management, Residents and Staff

Office No: 011 482-2060

Our Services

 24hr Long-term Specialist-&-Professional Nursing Services are provided by Professional Nursing Sisters,

Proficient Staff Nurses & Enrolled Nurses plus Trained Care Workers (permanent and contract workers).

Also include rehabilitation services, spiritual welfare and social work services.

Nursing Services

24/7 Long-term Nursing Services are provided by Professional Nursing Managers, Nursing Sisters, Staff & Enrolled Nurses & Care Workers. to persons with the following conditions & diagnosis: Age-related general frailty, Cancer(all stages), Traumatic Brain & Spinal Injuries.

Social Work Services

The Social Work Team consists of a Social Work Manager, a Social Worker, and 4 x Social Auxiliary Workers, and is responsible for: Counseling to residents & their loved ones.

Spiritual Welfare

Church groups provide free essential Spiritual Care services. Midweek and Sunday Church services are hosted in the Chapel and Hall by rotation of mainstream Churches, Bible study; prayer meetings & social events are convened.

Community Involvement Programmes

Park Care manages a successful Home Based Care Project in the needy adjacent suburb called Vrededorp, where 250+ poor, infirm and vulnerable older persons are living independently in sub-economic council housing. These elderly are freely supported with transport & escort services to hospitals & clinics, and tasks of daily living within their home by Park Care staff and care-workers within this community. This Project is partly subsidized by the Department of Social Development, and some private donors.

Nursing Services

We take care of persons with: Diabetes, Hypertension, Osteoporosis, Parkinson’s Disease (all stages), Multiple Sclerosis, Depression & Anxiety Disorders, Post-Stroke, Dementias like Alzheimer’s Disease, Disorders like Huntington’s & Motor Neuron Disease, Post-Operative Care & Rehabilitation and Permanent Vegetative States requiring PEG feeding and Trachea Suctioning

Social Work Services

Group Therapy, Group Facilitation, Dementia Care activities and more, Recruitment, orientation, training and mobilization of residents, Admissions – screening, interviewing, Support for the families

• Facilitation of the comprehensive active ageing program, nCo-Management of the Vrededorp Home Based Care Project, Filing and administrative duties and report writing.


 1 APRIL 2018 to 31 MARCH 2019 ​

Park Care Centre 36 Escombe Avenue Parktown West

Golf Day 2020 @ Silver Lakes Pretoria

Friday, 21 February 2020

7 AM – 7 PM

Silver Lakes Golf Club


Hosted by Synbarr for Fundraising for Park Care Centre (Frail people) and Sighthound Sanctuary (frail dogs)

Stepping into the new year, we’re proud to announce one of our most engaging fundraisers –

for the 2nd time hosted by Synbarr for and on behalf of

Park Care Centre (frail persons)

and Sighthound Sanctuary (frail dogs)

Because we need more than just winning campaigns, and so, what better way of starting the new chapter of 2020 than to gather on:

Friday, 21 February at Silver Lakes Golf Club in Pretoria – spending time together, sharing wishes and dreams, aspirations and fun with each other.

We would love to have all our current and new, friends and supporters, on and off Facebook, gathering together – See You There


We have extended the ‘3 x sets Diamond Earrings’ Raffle competition in the expectancy of having one key to raise substantial funds that will complement, or top, the value of new diamond earring sets comprising 3 respective prizes to the value of R 36,990

These diamond earrings (3 x new sets) were donated by a family member of one of our residents to help raise funds – in this case for Park Care to:
– Leap into action and recondition several facilities, (mid care to assisted living) Jakaranda building bathrooms, toilets and showers, that are in plain sight of noticable wear and tear
– Sponsor, within our fragile community of 300-320 residents, several disadvantaged frail people from all walks of life, for nursing care, accommodation, medical expenses etc….
– Generate substantial income to sustain, maintain & improve where possible, the quality nursing care & accommodation offered continuously to 300-320 infirm, frail, nursing-care dependent residents, people from all income groups and colour and culture and status to experience excellent and blissful quality life and specialized nursing care

We are grateful for your noble action to assist in keeping this long established frail nursing care centre in ship shape condition and in perfected frail nursing care services!


Saturday, April 2020

Theme to be advised

Park Care Centre

Families, Friends, Volunteers, Partners and New Acquaintances ALL WELCOME! Hamburgers Boeriedogs Pancakes Coffee Tea Milo Curry & Rice Refreshments and more Some Music Dancing Dress-up and Photo Booth

Golf Day 2019

Thursday, 14 November 2019

10:00 am 

Observatory Golf Club Bedfordview 

The now installed Water Pressure Pump at Forget-Me-Not is pushing 6-Bar Pressure, supplying 2 Kilo-litres water in 2 hours, to the 3 respective floors of our highly fragile Alzheimers/Dementia section, now warranting sufficient water access throughout every day

Thanks to the host (Synbarr) and all the players of the first Synbarr Golf Day that was held on Thursday, Nov 14th, 2019 at the gorgeous Observatory Golf Club –
especially on behalf of, and, to the benefit of:
Park Care Centre (Frail Persons) & Sighthound Sanctuary (Frail Dogs)

several dedicated golfers arrived on the morning of the event …..even when it was cloudy and chilled, and the heavens opened up with drenching rains the night before, with other golfers canceling at the last minute and few more indicators that the day could go wrong for everyone………

But Alas! By the kindness of The Lord’s mercy and grace…..

It turned out to be a winning event for all….pleasant, beautiful weather, delightful social and dinner, with prizes and fun and auctioning…… enjoyable people who changed the forecasts and turned it into a splendid event wherewith both charities benefitted greatly (considering it being a first time golf day fundraising event for both organisations)

To Elaine and Dan, Sabine and Erika, and the Golfing Team of The Day – thank you for making a vast difference by opening the door and granting access to one of Park Care’s many dreams, to come true

Management and staff were astounded by the amount raised for each charity – and with immediate effect, this generous gift was earmarked to purchase a Water Pressure Pump that was urgently needed to help increase the restricted flow of water supply to all 3


Saturday 28th September 201910:00 am 

Park Care Centre 36 Escombe Avenue Parktown West

11:00 am – 15:00 pm

Families, Friends, Volunteers, Partners and New Acquaintances ALL WELCOME! 50’s Diner with Hamburgers Hotdogs Milkshakes Pancakes and more Some Rock ‘n Roll Music Dancing Dress-up and Photo Booth


Saturday 30th November 2019 

Park Care Centre 36 Escombe Avenue Parktown West

14:00 pm – 20:00 pm

Families, Friends, Volunteers, Partners and New Acquaintances ALL WELCOME! Gifts, sweets, biscuits, music, karaoke, and much more to choose Make-up and Photo Booth & loads of fun Christmas Carols get-together & singing
(a) CHRISTMAS MARKE Time: 14h00-18h00
(b) CHRISTMAS CAROLS Time: 18h00-20h00


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