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25 July 2011
City Property’s Strategic Operations, Filing, Key Supplier Relations and Dennis Goldman chose Huis Wag ‘n Bietjie Retirement Village as their charity project. The elderly have served the nation, the human race and their families with care and compassion through-out their long and fruitful lives. What a better way to honour and remember these valuable contributors to our society by uplifting the circumstances our elderly people have to live in? Huis Wag ‘n Bietjie is situated in Claremont, Pretoria. There are 14 houses with 23 occupants on the premises. Huis Wag ‘n Bietjie has been in existence for more than twenty years. If you ask the residents the history behind the name, they explain with enthusiasm. “ons wag nog so bietjie voor ons finaal gaan rus” loosely translated as “we are waiting a little while longer before going to our eternal resting place”. What a way to envision your future and a motto to surely admire. It reminds us of the archaic saying: “live today as if we will die tomorrow”. These people have LIVED! After visiting the home, it was decided to revamp the Recreation Hall – restoring their FUN place with FUN! We tiled, painted, mounted new signage, installed wall fans, bought crockery for the kitchen, fitted a ramp for the wheelchairs to enter the hall, fixed the toilet cistern, replaced the broken window, fitted a kitchen unit, hung up curtains and fixed the lighting. We also collected second hand clothes within the Department to give to Wag ‘n Bietjie in order to sell these second hand clothes for an additional income. This much needed extra income helps fill gaps where the biggest need is.
Strategic Operations, CPA House, 101 Du Toit Street, Pretoria, 0002
Tel: 012 357 1494