Vulamathuba Empumelelo recently celebrated the efforts of the nurses and home-based care workers who assisted them at their monthly Health and Wellness Programme. These programmes occur at six Communicare complexes and Meals on Wheels in Brooklyn.

Organisations contribute social efforts

These nurses and home-based carers came from a variety of organisations, including The Mitchells Plain Community Health Center (CHC), which provides services at Montclair Place in Montclair, TB HIV Care, whose services include Reyger Court and Meals on Wheels in Brooklyn, Living Hope who assists at Mez Wallach in Lakeside, Tygerberg Hospice and the Bothasig Gardens CHC, who works at Bothasig Gardens and Anova who assisted at Musgrave Park in Diep River.

These organisations provide monthly free health checks and talks during Vulamathuba’s Health and Wellness Sessions for elderly tenants. Their efforts help our tenants prevent and manage chronic diseases, alert tenants to their health risks and ensure that at-risk tenants are referred for the appropriate medical intervention.

According to Nicolette Boois, the Health and Wellness Programme coordinator, “These organisations’ contribution to helping our elderly tenants stay independent for as long as possible is invaluable. This brunch was our way of expressing our gratitude for their assistance to our tenants and the wider community. We wanted them to know that their efforts are recognised and valued.”
Vulamathuba’s Health and Wellness Programme also includes a monthly fitness session presented by a physiotherapist for Hector Naidoo and Associates. Tenants and community members 50 years and older are welcome to join.

Get in touch
For more information, please get in touch with Nicolette or Mamello at 021 421 6008 or e-mail