Events

Events

Christmas concert back on track! After two lonely years, when we couldn’t welcome visitors to our Homes, not even to share the joyful message of our Christmas nativity concerts, we’re thrilled to be able to invite you to join us on 25 and 26 November, 2022 at Elvira Rota Village for ‘A Star is Born’…

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Mental health and intellectual disability

Mental Health Issues and Intellectual Disability – can you have both?

According to numerous studies, people with intellectual disability can not only experience mental health problems such as anxiety, stress and depression. They’re actually four times more susceptible to these conditions than the general population. However, they are less likely to be correctly diagnosed, let alone treated. Owing to something known as ‘diagnostic overshadowing’, health care..

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Holiday Fun

Our residents rarely get an opportunity to ‘sleep out’. So you can imagine the excitement when a small group went to Dullstroom for a few days recently. Being in a completely new and different environment … enjoying the beautiful scenery and outdoor activities like walking, braaiing and fishing, is something they’ll remember for the rest..

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Spring Day at LITTLE EDEN

There’s nothing like the arrival of spring to encourage everyone to get out into the fresh air and sunshine … and start planting. At Elvira Rota Village, we celebrated spring day by planting a new flower garden. Active and mobile residents put in the hard work of digging and planting under supervision, while their less..

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‘Through my Eyes’ – our angels star

Every year, during Intellectual Disability Awareness Month, the South African Federation for Mental Health helps raise awareness around the rights and needs of persons with intellectual disability. Among the most marginalised people in society, they face discrimination and exclusion in almost all spheres of life, including education, employment and community involvement. This year, SAFMH worked..

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