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Be the sweet sentiment behind the day of love by sharing your thoughtful caring with the vulnerable 24/7 Nursing Care-dependent residents of Park Care
Show your benevolence and be the reason for everyone to embrace fond memories of February 14th Valentine’s celebration with your donations and support 

You don’t have to be in a committed relationship to tell others how much you value them so that they may truly understand how special they are to youimage012

It is always fabulous to see how Park Care’s nursing care society is enchanted at every occasion with heartfelt appreciation for every lavish generosity bestowed upon them – making each donation exceedingly profound and noble management and staff would love to continue making a fuss of every one of our 280+/- frail young and old residents, and, where possible, include the 250 disadvantaged elderly of our Vrededorp Home Based Care Services -with gifts, delicacies, indulgences and more:

gifts, cakes, cupcakes, biscuits, doughnuts, muffins, ice cream, milo, tea, cold drinks, any refreshments, chocolate, lotions, soaps, creams, care packs, clothing and other are every bit most welcome

Thank you for your attentive support


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Bank Account Change NotificationScams Dec 2023

Expressive Art / Occupational Therapy in Residential Facilities

Jennifer Warren has been doing Expressive Art Therapy Classes at Park Care for more than a year and our art group people just thoroughly love her sessions and often boast with their masterpieces
She wishes to extend her expertise to other Residential Facilities offering classes

Memory Collage Workshop Jenn Warren Dec 2023
Expressive Arts Classes Dec 2023 - Jenn Warren

The Memorandum regarding Visitors and regulations for visits

The following notification regarding Park Care’s Banking Details – Alert

  • Please be aware that online fraud is unfortunately a reality.  Park Care Centre will never send you an e-mail advising you of a change of our banking details and/or to pay into an alternate account.

Any such e-mail is an attempt to defraud you by inducing you to make payment to a fraudulent bank account.

Please be vigilant about online fraud and contact us immediately should you receive such an email.
Please contact  Ina de Ponselle/Cheryl Nicholls  to confirm banking details on 011 482 2060

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Dear valued Park Care donors and supporters

To all our generous donors and supporters – a heartfelt expression of gratitude and recognition for all your help, kindness, and positive support that forever leaves a striking effect in the lives of Park Care 24/7 Nursing Care Residents and the Home Based Care Vrededorp Elderly.

Sending you some much-deserved appreciation for your grand gestures of devoted partnership and support of financial and other essential contributions, gifts, and a welcome collection of a variety of other encouraging donations.

Management, Residents, and Staff cannot put enough emphasis on how much your spontaneous and frequent donations, EFT contributions, and/or other support are valued – each time going a long way toward bringing a blinking twinkle in someone’s day, giving prominence to your unwavering concern for the vulnerable in our society.

To reflect back on how you have assisted management in addressing the financial challenges that impacts the successful running of daily operations and day-to-day tasks, is, to say the least, extraordinary!

Know that your noteworthy support is highly treasured



“THIS NUMBER DOES NOT EXIST” – This message my come through when you call Park Care

PARK CARE’s 011 482-2060 Landline number still 100%

But goes in total disorder during Load-Shedding Schedules – This glitch has unfortunately stuck it’s talons out and is continuing to cause unnecessary confusion.

Park Care is still experiencing some inexplicable challenges with the Switchboard lines during load-shedding and attention is give to resolve the problem.

If your call is Urgent during our Load-shedding Times, you may call:


Mondays to Fridays Only 07h00 am to 03h30 pm:
067 314 7396

After Hours and Weekends:

061 667 5779

We are sorry if this happened to you and apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

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Can you believe it! In just a week and few days’ time It will already be

Father‘s Day for the year 2023

Father’s Day2023 will be celebrated next coming Sunday, June 18th by many wherewith we wish to honor all fathers, grandfathers, great-grandfathers, future fathers, and other father figures, for the impact they have made and are making as role models in the lives of from the youngest to the oldest

Father’s Day at Park Care will be celebrated on

Wednesday 14 June from 10am

Let’s talk about what it will take to have your passion for our organization equal your gift size
…..As this special day was created to complement Mother’s Day, help us to Treat and Pamper our frail and vulnerable gents at Park Care for a special fathers’ day event
Sandwiches and Hot Dogs are on the Menu – with a Hot Beverage such as Milo, Hot Chocolate, Tea and/or Coffee, to wrap the men up against the co..oo..ol..ll..lld…d…d
If you’re feeling passionate about getting involved – this is one of the best things you can do: Treat Or Pamper our Fathers And Father Figures by Honoring them with your gifts of:
a financial contribution
a gift or two
bringing Sandwiches, Hot Dogs, Snacks, Treats
a donation of any one or more goodies to prepare and serve sandwiches, hot dogs, snacks and other treats that the men (and the ladies) absolutely keenly love and adore!:-
Bread, Ham, Cheese, Margarine, Lettuce, Tomato, Sauces,
Cakes, cupcakes, other delicacies ie chocolates, sweets, chips etc…
Milo, Hot Chocolate, Milk, Sugar, Tea, Coffee, Cold drink, Ice-Cream (believe it or not – there are people who just love ice-cream in the winter! Can you just imagine,,,,,,brrrrain frrrrreeze)
We hope you’ll join us in taking hands and supporting this important work of 24/7 Nursing Care with your donation
Your giving to make a Father’s Day special for one or more fragile gentlemen will make a huge 
It brightens the day of any vulnerable resident when a donor presents him or her with a personal gift of thoughtfulness and caring. Your noble considertion forever expresses sincere appreciation in the heart of every recipient and is evidence of a concerned courteous friend who pays special attention to the delicate of our society





From 1 March 2023, Sars requires that the following information must also be included on a section 18A receipt:

  • Donor nature of person (natural person, company, trust, etc);
  • Donor identification type and country of issue (in the case of a natural person);
  • Identification or registration number of the donor;
  • Tax reference number of the donor (if available);
  • Contact number of the donor;
  • Email address of the donor;
  • A unique receipt number; and
  • Trading name of the donor (if different from the registered name).

Until the end of February 2023, a valid section 18A certificate had to include the following information: name, reference number, address and contact details of the PBO; details of the donation (date of receipt, amount and nature of donation – if not made in cash)

New Requirements For Section 18A Certificates | Bowmans (

A public benefit organisation that has been approved in terms of section 18A of the Income Tax Act 1962 (an 18A PBO and the ITA respectively) must ensure that these certificates contain the updated information as stipulated in section 18A.

Requirements for a valid section 18A certificate

Until the end of February 2023, a valid section 18A certificate had to include the following information:

  • name, reference number, address and contact details of the PBO;
  • details of the donation (date of receipt, amount and nature of donation – if not made in cash);
  • name and address of the donor; and
  • confirmation that the donation will be used exclusively for the object of the PBO, namely to carry on its public benefit activities (PBAs). 

In addition to the above, section 18A certificates issued on or after 1 March 2023 must now also include the following information:

  • donor nature of person (natural person, company, trust, etc);
  • donor identification type and country of issue (in case of a natural person);
  • identification or registration number of the donor;
  • income tax reference number of the donor (if available);
  • contact number of the donor;
  • electronic mail address of the donor;
  • a unique receipt number; and
  • trading name of the donor (if different from the registered name).

The additional information is presumably required to promote transparency and prevent abuse.

Audit certificate requirement

Certain types of PBOs are required to obtain and retain an audit certificate in respect of donations received during a tax year, if section 18A certificates were issued in respect of those donations. The requirement to obtain and retain the audit certificate is not new and must be obtained to confirm compliance with the requirements set out below.

The ITA differentiates between two types of PBAs:

  • certain types of PBAs would entitle the PBO to qualify for section 18A status. These PBAs are listed in Part II of the Ninth Schedule to the ITA and include PBAs classified under the headings Welfare, Health Care, Education, Conservation and Land & Housing (Part II or 18A PBAs); and
  • other types of PBAs, such as those relating to Religion, Cultural Activities, Sport and Research & Consumer Rights, are listed only in Part I of the Ninth Schedule and do not qualify for section 18A status (Part I or non-18A PBAs).

PBOs carrying on both Part I and Part II PBAs qualify for partial section 18A status, but they may issue 18A certificates to donors only in respect of funds used solely to carry on their Part II PBAs. For example, if a PBO carries on sporting activities and also provides education, it may issue 18A certificates to donors only in respect of donations used to provide education, not in respect of funds used for sporting activities.

Certain PBOs provide funds to other PBOs and are referred to as conduit PBOs. They are also subject to additional requirements in terms of section 18A, including that they must:

  • distribute at least 50% of donations in respect of which 18A receipts were issued within 12 months of the end of the financial year in which the donation was received; and
  • ensure, if they provide funds to a PBO carrying on both Part I and Part II PBAs, that those funds will be used solely to carry on Part II PBAs. 

Accordingly, not all PBOs have to obtain audit certificates, only those who carry out both Part I and Part II PBAs, and those who constitute conduit PBOs.

Failure to comply with section 18A of the ITA could result in a myriad of negative consequences, including that the donor may not be able to claim a deduction, or punitive consequences for the PBO itself. It is thus important that PBOs understand the requirements of section 18A before issuing 18A certificates to donors.

* Article written by Aneria Bouwer and Marvin Petersen

Requirements for claiming a tax deduction for charity donations amended – Moonstone Information Refinery


Posted on 6 March 2023 by Moonstone Information Refinery — Leave a comment

Tax experts at PwC have drawn attention to the additional information that, from this month, must be included on donations receipts for taxpayers to be eligible for a tax deduction for donating to certain organisations.

The South African Revenue Service (Sars) published a list of the additional information in the Government Gazette on 24 February.

Subject to certain limitations, a taxpayer may claim a deduction in terms of section 18A in respect of any bona fide donation of money or property in kind to certain organisations (including a public benefit organisation) during a year of assessment, provided that the donor received a valid receipt from the recipient of the donation, PwC said.

Before 1 March 2023, a section 18A receipt had to reflect the following information:

  • The name of the organisation;
  • The reference number of the organisation (as issued by Sars);
  • The address of the donee;
  • The date of receipt of the donation;
  • The name and address of the donor;
  • The amount of the donation or the nature thereof if not made in cash; and
  • Certification that the receipt is issued for the purposes of section 18A, and the donation has been/will be used exclusively for the section 18A objects of the organisation.

Additional requirements

From 1 March 2023, Sars requires that the following information must also be included on a section 18A receipt:

  • Donor nature of person (natural person, company, trust, etc);
  • Donor identification type and country of issue (in the case of a natural person);
  • Identification or registration number of the donor;
  • Tax reference number of the donor (if available);
  • Contact number of the donor;
  • Email address of the donor;
  • A unique receipt number; and
  • Trading name of the donor (if different from the registered name).

PwC warns that not being able to submit a valid receipt could result in the deduction being disallowed, with the risk of understatement penalties being levied upon assessment of the taxpayer’s annual income tax return.

Has Sars approved the organisation?

Apart from a valid receipt, PwC said the following should also be borne in mind:

  • The claim for a deduction in terms of section 18A is only permitted if the donation was made to an organisation, institution, agency or department approved by Sars.
  • The fact that the donee is a non-profit organisation conducting a qualifying project does not necessarily mean it is an approved section 18A organisation.
  • Donors should confirm the recipient’s section 18A status by requesting a copy of the organisation’s Sars approval letter. Alternatively, they can search the list of 18A approved organisations on the Sars website.

More changes are coming

Sars has issued the Business Requirement Specification document for its IT3(d) pilot project. The aim is to automate the submission of section 18A receipts and information to Sars as part of its third-party data-reporting requirements, PwC said.

The electronic disclosure process will require donees to submit an IT3(d) document to Sars that discloses all the required information pertaining to donations received. Sars will use this information to pre-populate the donation information on taxpayers’ income tax returns.

Once this process has been finally implemented, donors will be eligible for the section 18A deduction only if the donation was disclosed to Sars by the donee via the new electronic disclosure process. Failure by the donee to do so will result in the donor not being granted the section 18A donations deduction upon assessment of the income tax return.

Although the IT3(d) project is still in its pilot phase, and at this stage the date of implementation is not known, donors should take care to provide the donee with all the required information as prescribed by Sars relating to the donation made, PwC said.

Where a donation of property in kind was made, the donor may be requested to provide the issuer with the value of the donation, calculated with reference to section 18A(3). This is necessary to ensure that a valid section 18A receipt is issued by the donee and the donation information is correctly and accurately reported to Sars for income tax return processing purposes, PwC said.


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Thank you from Park Care Centre

As a courtesy, and expression of respect, it is a priority for us to at least return your frequent favours lavished on Park Care, with this small gesture of acknowledgement for your loyal friendship lavished on Park Care, especially in the countless times of urgency during this year of 2022 and earlier,  extending our Heartfelt thank you Wishes To All our Friends and Partners Who Gave Financial And Other Responsive Assistance to Park Care Centre.

Park Care Management, Residents and Staff regard it an absolute honour to have a friend like you. Your continued show of generosity in response to our appeals for assistance often in crucial times, is a refreshing comfort that will forever be engraved into the depth of every heart. You have never expected anything in return, and for that, we are extremely grateful!


Sunscreen Umbrellas, 90 Years Plus Annual Birthday Parties, Snacks & Treats for Events and Activities,

Homebased Care Service Vrededorp Elderly Gifts and Optional Supplies ,

Gifts, Blankets, Beddings and Curtains, Music/Sound Speakers, Clothing, Masks,

Toiletries, Adult Incontinence Nappies, Vitamins & Supplements, General Medication,

Protective Gear, Wool, Beadings, Arts & Crafts, Colouring In, Maintenance, Storage Units,

and so many other Essential Purchases…….Plasters, Bandages, Creams, Gloves


Every touching donation made in cash, perfect goods in kind, the many exquisite eats and treats, plus gorgeous year-round gifts, are received and embraced with such a deep sense of unfathomable gratitude!

Thank you for your significant donations and remarkable support –willing to walk the extra mile with Park Care and its people. We are not a well-funded charity, therefore your financial and wide-ranging gifts adds prosperity to the services we offer, making a huge difference in securing a promise of a prosperous future for this organization.

People like you make our vital 24/7 nursing and social work care even more pleasant, rejuvenating dynamic enthusiasm to uphold and advance the purposes of our composition.

May your awareness of our sincerest appreciation that we are sooo grateful for all that you have done, be outweighed by your kind-hearted giving.

You are more than welcome to visit. Park Care Centre unreservedly esteems your courteous support.



Sign up New MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet Supporters


encourage your Friends to nominate Park Care Centre/Park Sorg Sentrum

as their MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet Beneficiary

Not only will each NEW SWIPE supplement our Non-profit Organization (001-176 NPO)

We will also receive R10 for every new supporter signed up

in the month of November 2022! 

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We’d Love to see you there!

Gardens of The Golden City Fundraiser for Park Care Centre: next TWO beautiful gardens are on the 15th-16th October
10 am-4 pm


1.  Jill Gillman
12 Alwyn Road, Bedfordview

A large,elegant and abundant garden, sunny and green, with flowering pink and white roses en mass everywhere, standard and climbing: an archway of roses leads the eye
down manicured lawns to a dense treed forest boundary as backdrop. Dramatic against the pristine white of the double storey gabled home, the classical figures and urns and the
occasional cherub in a water feature highlight the banks of roses, pansies, impatiens,dainty white daisy ground cover. Landscaped by Wendy Wright, the semi-circular design creates hidden and unexpected nooks. The garden shows all the love and care of an
artistic and dedicated gardener.

Contact Pam 083 496 4746 or Margreet 072 400 1550
All proceeds go towards our chosen charities Park Care and Earth Centre
Price R 50.00 per person -Children under 12 free. No bookings required.
Not wheel chair friendly. No dogs allowed. Tea garden.


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11 Ferguson Road, Bedfordview

ln adventurous mode, owner Sharon transformed a mud patch into a cleverly designed front garden, based on circular and semi-circular flower beds, accessed by paving stone paths, set into perfectly seeded lawns. Neat, clipped topiary trees and bushes to the left and the right of the garages, with the emphasis on the larger garden area to the right, its beds of roses, verbena, a large oak-leafed hydrangea, a camelia tree beyond roof height,
all in shades of pink, white and purple. An eclectic mix of cycads. agapanthus, strelitzia, two rows of low clipped hedges edging the semi-circular flower bed sections of hedge against the inside of a high front wall alternating with sacred bamboo.
The large back garden is a delight of ponds, a plunge pool and extensive water features filled with fully-grown koi in orange and gold. Unexpectedly, a grotto of topiary bushes
alongside the largest water feature with small rock-edged islands against a boundary background
of tall tree and palms.

Entrance R 50.00 per person – Children under 12 years free.
Contact Pam 083 496 4746  or Lynne 082 689 0930
All proceeds from the event go towards our chosen charities Park Care and Earth Centre
We regret to inform you that this venue is Not wheel chair friendly


Gardens of the Golden City Show Fundraiser for Park Care Centre

Sunday 10th July and  Sunday 17th July image006
10am – 4pm
Shepstone Gardens
12 Hope Road

Mountain View


An elaborate upcoming garden show not to be missed!

Entrance R50 per person – Children under 12 free
There will be a tea garden available

Looking forward to seeing you there

Considered one of South Africa’s top event venues, Shepstone Gardens is the fairy tale venue that started it all. Discover Shepstone Gardens 2. The Great Hall The most decadent and prestigous of theimage005 Shepstone venues. The pinnacle of sophistication and grace – a secret gem hidden from the world

Joburg’s Shepstone Gardens are a mix of verdant and intriguing concealed spaces. They are theatrical gardens filled with hidden treasures.

The owner took inspiration from 18th century English gardens, especially in terms of the views and different levels.

It is about a sense of theatre, about not divulging everything at first glance.
A meander along the gently curving pathway reveals constant
notes of surprise.

For starters there’s a series of glimpses that defy you not to explore.

Cool, dark ponds, towering palms, hidden courtyards – each nook and hideaway demands that you pause a while.
Plant wise, this is a garden of contrast. Lofty ferns are under planted with clivias and at this time of the year the succulents and aloes create a blaze of colour on the sunny inclines

Contact Annette 082 879 8962 or Margreet 072 400 1559
Visit for more info.
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Secret Scarves Shh… 

Wednesday, 06 July 2022 
3 pm at venues around the country.

We are totally blown over….what an extravagant event! And, an event that took the Nursing Staff (unfortunately day staff present only,😥) by291685688_3105025413143990_4401894268496555890_n surprise😉

Thank you Lynton for arranging this extraordinary event – and Carolyn Steyn for the delectable cupcakes – we are in awe of this acknowledgment by 67 Blankets!!!!!🤩🤩🤩🤩

And our sincerest appreciation to Park Town Girls and Teachers, Phillip, Diane, Elizabeth, Caxton ladies…….to everyone who helped to make this superb visit possible and successful Park Care management and Nursing staff
We hung, swung and draped literally hundreds of scarves yesterday for the 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day (South Africa) Secret Scarves Shh activation at Park Care Centre.
“No time like the present to hand out warmth”


Father’s Day (Sunday 19 June 2022) Celebrations for Park Care and Vrededorp Home Base Care gentlemen:

Friday 10 June 2022 Sports Day with Indulgent Delicacies

Wednesday 15 June 2022 Gifts and more decadent treats

Give a memorable “Thinking Of You Hug” to create a fairy tale story for these menfolk

Everyday life can be somewhat of a humdrum at times – Pitch in a story of magic to sweep these gents away on an overflowing dreamlike journey with a swanky gift, a delicacy or two, or just any prized surprise

Everyone’s life is a story in its own way, just like the fairy tales we know and love. Why not take a little time to compose an empirical enchanting Father’s Day tale with a captivating sparkle and marvel for these gents

Your generous little or much, few or many, will make each one’s life ever so slightly more like a fairy tale added with wings of esteeming gratitude and much ecstasy

What fairy tale doesn’t have an enchanted consummation with lovely memories to fill each new day with seventh heaven delight…….You can be the change and the inspiration

Thank You!!!


Mother’s Day Sunday 8th May 2022

enclosing a vulnerable heart in a bubble of delight with

a gift, a treat or any other contribution!

Your passionate gifting will be a royal diadem on every heart of the gorgeous Park Care ladies –

effecting each one to feel like the luckiest woman in the world

embracing her with a gentle butterfly-wing touch of unreserved caring and tenderness to be remembered forever

Giving is not only about the donation you make – It is also about the difference you make

Your partnership helps to fulfill the dreams for 2022 – Being one link to our past and the bridge to our future.


May the future be pleasant, the past a bright dream, and all the people in your life remain faithful and dear



On Wednesday morning, 13th April (DV), an Easter celebration will be held for residents with Lionel Huntley to captivate residents with his lovely music and singing.

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Your contribution is needed to adorn the Easter Tree of Hope, Love, and Joy-filled Living to blossom in every 24/7 nursing care dependent soul –

Infusing an Impassioned Heart from the Outside World to the Inner World of Residents’ Hearts.

Easter has a different meaning to every individual, yet, it remains a Glamorous Inimitable Event Celebrated worldwide each year.

And your donations and financial support will perfect this special meaning of promised friendship, affection, and care.

Easter eggs, cakes, cupcakes, gifts, and other treats will be embraced by all with much fondness and appreciation.


COVID-19 Updates



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Monday 14 February for all other Park Care Residents
Generous people like you are the asset of our society
Thank you for your partnership



Thank you for the admirable recognition given toward Park Care and its frail delicate community – it means so much!

Thank you for your support.


As the year draws to a close, we would like to sincerely thank each of our families, friends, donors, volunteers, service providers and board members for all your predominant support and commitment over the past year.


2021 has been a challenging year, yet, was an exciting year thanks to the combination of everyone’s enthusiastic involvement in a variety of ways!

image001 (23)We are totally thrilled with the positive impact that your remarkable patronage during 2021 has had on the 300 lives of Park Care’s 24/7 nursing care dependent community as well as the 270 Elderly of Park Care’s Home Base Care services in the community of Vrededorp – And – We are looking forward to a welcoming 2022 with the new opportunities it will bring.

Park Care is extremely fortunate to have such an amazing circle of teammates and we thank you for your kind and generous support for such an important establishment.

Wishing the most excellent of Christmas and New Year to the best patrons we have… With your support, we have come a long way – 60 Years in fact – and we thank you for everything.

On this reverent occasion of Christmas and the 2022 New Year (DV), Park Care Management, Residents, Staff wish to Thank You for endorsing our nursing care services and offering us all the help we required.

We pray for your happiness and health, success and glory as we celebrate the holiday season

Warm wishes on Christmas to you and your loved ones


36 Escombe Avenue

Parktown West



Tel: (011) 482-2060/1


Fax: (011) 726 8219




PO Box 72061







VAT No:  4500110541

NPO No: 001-176 NPO

PBO No: 930009409



Name of Account:  Park Care

ABSA Bank:  Campus Square

Account Number:  284 097 0089

Branch Code:  632 005

WE’RE GETTING READY TO CELEBRATE!Park Care 60th Anniversary - 8 October 2021 notification

On Friday 8 October 2021 we’ll be celebrating 60 years of Holistic 24/7 Nursing
and Palliative Residential Care for the chronically sick, frail and elderly.

If you would like to contribute to the festivities by being a sponsor or donor we’d love
to hear from you – get in touch with us.

Jaqui Smith

Mobile: 072 263 4704



Thank you so much for endowing Park Care’s people with the kindness of your donation  displaying your affectionate support

Every gift received from you is a wish for the happiness of every member of Park Care’s Frail Nursing Care Dependent Community

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“Merci” – Thank you so much for your benevolence presented to Park Care Centre – -Mother’s Day May 2021

Once again, thank you for your astronomical support – it makes such a difference to our endeavours to offer high quality care for nursing, social care and nurturing – being part of Park Care’s continuous miracles received as and when it is needed

Blessing in abundance

Enjoy a most beautiful week

We are so comforted by your attentive benevolence awarded to Park Care, for and on behalf of this great and precious frail community!!!! Thank you for being the astonishing people and family that you are and we thank our LORD for persons as yourselves – we cannot emphasize enough how much your caring values and compassion means to us as management and staff – but moreover so to each and every resident….

Your extended hand of friendship and goodwill paves the way to kindle the quality and purpose of the lives of 300+ frail, young and elderly at Park Care, the 270 disadvantaged Elderly (Park Care Home Based Care Services in Vrededorp), boosting their dignity and adding value to each individual’s worth Indeed, we are honoured by your courtesy and valuable support

Thank you so much for being such a great manner of support – we will share photos later on Facebook if you wish to view

Your partnership helps to fulfil the dreams for 2021 with new things in place and bring into effect an excellent year ahead

and your fundamental assistance is embraced to a great extent.


Be an Easter Miracle this year and welcome this amazing Frail resident Community to your Easter Weekend of Feasting

Everyone loves Easter! With this in mind, therefore, we once again humbly appeal for kind consideration to invite the frail and vulnerable into your weekend sphere of Easter celebrations
Park Care’s Frail Residents always face the biggest challenges during celebration times being within the confines of our 24/7 specialized nursing care facility.

And with the less privileged Elderly of our Home Based Care a Matter of not haves
How? Easy 1, 2, 3 steps – You don’t have to take on or more frail persons home, but merely consider
a contribution of confectionery such as Chocolate Easter Eggs and any other Easter delicacies


Purchase and bring confectionery such as chocolate Easter eggs and other Easter pleasures

easter-egg-clip-art-easter-eggs-picture-3675568ea2a53fccacb7b9f0fd8debf4 Make a contribution via EFT 
Any other Easter Treats Bake and Bring 

Whatever your favourite mode of donation, every single donation is welcomed with so much gladness and appreciation.

Park Care’s cause is incomplete without your considerable support, Your donation is extremely important to our cause, and we’d like to thank you for your participation.
Your responsive generosity will help make dreams come true.

Share your family’s love with those:

Who have a need Some are Daring Some are fit Some can still dance Some Wander and Some Wonder.


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Ladies and Gents – New Or Preloved & Previously Owned (in Mint Condition) – All Sizes

Every household has one or more of the above……Men and Women’s Clothing Attire – For Every Season and Every Size –now being overlooked

and taking up unnecessary space in your wardrobe –

Or, Perhaps Even Having Spare Cash Wanting To Spoil Someone Somewhere……..

Wondering Where Are We Going With This?

In the first months of 2020, no one could have foreseen how the rest of the year would play out. Last year packed in huge changes to our lifestyles, complicated our use of the familiar, and blatantly uprooted our daily stems and buds

To date, this resulted in The 300+ Frail Nursing Care Dependent Community of Park Care to remain within the confines of Park Care’s borders – unable to

“go out shopping ‘til we dropping” for basic every-day personal needs and leisureliness

The Effect Thereof – One Year Later – Park Care’s 300 Resident Frail Care Community (Young and Old) Are In Need of Clothing! All types Clothing for Men & Women

Trousers & Slacks, Shirts & Tees, Jackets & Coats, Woollies & Fleeces, Sleepwear, Footwear, Socks & Slops, Underwear & Vests, “Stokies”- slippers & Shoes, Winter Pyjamas & Tracksuits, And More

But What We Can Do Is To Banish Their Urgent Need of An Assortment of Garments With Your Generous Embrace Of Donations – Contributions – Sponsorships – Financing – image017

If there’s one thing last year taught us, life is unpredictable –

Giving is not about the donation you make – It is about the difference you make


The support from society in general – businesses, organisations, institutions, individuals – private groups, communities – are each and everyone a vital life organ to unequivocally implicate the crucial continuation of the Centre who are one of very few institutions specializing in, and, offering professional long and short term Specialized Holistic and Palliative 24/7 Residential Nursing Care

Every gift from a friend is a wish for the Happiness of all Frail at Park Care

An indepth heartfelt THANK YOU for remembering our fragile community

We are humbled by your expression of support and endorsement of our work

Donor and Winners
Diamond Earrings Raffle Winners – 12 February 2021

Donor Mr Klaus Pack
Handing over of 3 x Diamond Earrings Sets to Mrs Manda Pretorius (executive manager) at Park Care

086-1Re-counting Mr Pack’s summary of the Raffle Draw on Friday 12th February 2021:
“I appreciate the dedication and commitment your organization puts into practice always providing the best comfort and nurture for all the frail people at Park Care
Greatly conscious of the sensitivity of financial demands, the sole reason for my gift of 3 pairs of Diamond Earrings Studs was the anticipation that this contribution will be an asset to help improve the finances
I am therefore very pleased to have made this donation to Park Care Centre. A dynamic cause which cannot be ignored, and I value their existence, and genuinely hope that this contribution have made a sizeable difference to advance their successful operations. I am thoroughly pleased to have been able to assist in making a difference
I wish Park Care all success and to continue keep up their good work. I am grateful for the way they take good care of my friend who is a resident, for their unwavering devotion and sincere care for each resident, and could not have asked for better nursing, social and any other extended care
I can assure you that I will definitely continue to support Park Care with further in future. We salute you for all the hard work your organization has been doing and wishing for your success. Keep up the good work”


IMG-20210215-WA0044First Winner – Chantall Botha (with Mrs Lorraine le Roux and Mrs Ina de Ponselle)

“When I heard my name announced as first prize winner of the diamond earrings, I felt wobbly with shock.  It took a moment to register what had happened as I never expected to win.  I have never won such a substantial prize before.  The diamond studs are brilliantly beautiful. I am so very grateful. Thanks so much.



IMG-20210216-WA0042Second Winner – Barbara Grantham – (with Mrs Lorraine le Roux)

“What a surprise to win a raffle for once – and top of it all, gorgeous earrings! Such a generous contribution by Mr Klaus Pack, to a wonderful cause. A huge thank you to all the staff at Park Care – for everything you do for your residents – our friends and family. We appreciate you.

Barbara Grantham”

Chantall Botha”







IMG-20210217-WA0052Third Winner – Melanie Dobbs – (with Mrs Lorraine le Roux)

“My mother was at Park Care from 2011 until she died peacefully in her sleep in 2016. A few months before she passed away, she said that her time at Park Care had been the happiest of her life. This was extraordinary as she had been mentally ill for most of her life. But at Park Care, free from the pressures of normal life, she could love the gardens, concerts, shopping trips, hair dresser, and the semi-independent life-style in which nurses and social staff were able to ensure that my mother took the right medications at the right time, and took care of her illnesses and concerns.

Park Care gave my poor, unhappy Mom five wonderful years, and to me – absolute peace of mind for the first time in my life with my mother.

My mother was lucky that her money outlived her, but many people are not so lucky – this is the reason I continue to contribute to Park Care: so that they may continue supplying these wonderful services to as many people as possible.

Thank you so much Park Care, I will wear your beautiful ‘prize’ with joy.

Melanie Dobbs”



Thank You Mr Pack For Your Sincere Wishes, Care and Support! You Have Contributed To Make A Vast Difference In The Lives Of All At Park Care And Those of Our Winners
On behalf of management, residents, staff, we would love to express our sincerest appreciation of your Donation of the 3 Sets Diamond Earrings that enabled Park Care to do a Raffle and Announce the Winners of these fantastic prizes on Friday 12th February 2021!
Bless you for your amazing support


Congratulation to the 3 Winners
First Winner – Chantall Botha
Second Winner – Barbara Grantham
Third Winner – Melanie Dobbs





Mackridge & Associates Inc Accountants & Auditors’ staff, Evelyn Majoni and Lenette Viljoen, paid a visit to Park Care on Friday 12th February to finalize the Winners Draw for the 3 x sets Diamond Studs Earrings Competition (donated by Mr Klaus Pack, complete with Valuation Certificates by Loubser Studio)

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

Park Care Management, Residents, Staff present you with

glorious wishes for a Christmas sweetness filled with friendship, happiness and love

In this loveliest and happiest of seasons,

may you find many reasons to celebrate and

may this Christmas season usher you into the New Year of 2021 on a fabulous voyage

Wishing you and your loved ones abundant prosperity in all things,

and in health, as it is God’s Will for you to prosper!
This journey through Christmas into every day of the New Year greeting

is an invitation to happiness with

blessings and wonderful wishes from the depths of our hearts !

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May the Christmas brightness full of lights forever gleam

to illuminate you and your loved ones

and cover it with glorious splendour and fill your 2021 day to day!

Abundantly Blessed Christmas and Abounding New Year 2021

to you and your family!


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


Be a Volunteer

“Merci” – Thank you so much for your benevolence presented to Park Care Centre – -Mother’s Day May 2021

Once again, thank you for your astronomical support – it makes such a difference to our endeavours to offer high quality care for nursing, social care and nurturing – being part of Park Care’s continuous miracles received as and when it is needed

Blessing in abundance

Enjoy a most beautiful week

We are so comforted by your attentive benevolence awarded to Park Care, for and on behalf of this great and precious frail community!!!! Thank you for being the astonishing people and family that you are and we thank our LORD for persons as yourselves – we cannot emphasize enough how much your caring values and compassion means to us as management and staff – but moreover so to each and every resident….

Your extended hand of friendship and goodwill paves the way to kindle the quality and purpose of the lives of 300+ frail, young and elderly at Park Care, the 270 disadvantaged Elderly (Park Care Home Based Care Services in Vrededorp), boosting their dignity and adding value to each individual’s worth Indeed, we are honoured by your courtesy and valuable support

Thank you so much for being such a great manner of support – we will share photos later on facebook if you wish to view

Your partnership helps to fulfil the dreams for 2021 with new things in place and bring into effect an excellent year ahead

and your fundamental assistance is embraced to a great extent.

We are incredibly fortunate to have friends like you. We couldn’t have done with without you – Thanks so much for making it happen!