Concessions and Amenities Available to Senior Citizens in Cape Town and Environs
The information in this document was compiled in 1994/5 and is out-of-date. The Citizens' Advice Bureau volunteers are compiling updates which will be added/corrected as time and hands permit.
Volunteers are sorely needed for all aspects of the Bureau's services.
REMEMBER TO SUPPORT "WEEK FOR THE AGED"
1 OCTOBER - 7 OCTOBER 1995
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE AGED - 1 OCTOBER 1995
This booklet covers the area from Bellville to Simon's Town and includes
Athlone, Durbanville, Milnerton, Pinelands, Wynberg and Cape Town.
Copies are freely available from Syfrets Limited (see inside back cover for
addresses) -Municipal libraries, Captour and the Citizens' Advice Bureau.
If ordering by post, kindly include a SASE R1,10.
The information in this booklet is compiled by THE CITIZENS' ADVICE
BUREAU, 122a Longmarket Street, Cape Town. Tel 021-422-0500. Monday
to Friday 9.30 am to 2.00 pm. Advice is given on any problem or query.
THIS SERVICE IS FREE TO EVERYONE.
The information given is as accurate as possible but allowance must be
made for alterations, additions or deletions which may occur after publica-
Where it is specifically stated in this booklet that concessions are available
to old age and war veterans pensions, these refer only to social pensions
payable by the Department of Health and Welfare and not to any other kind,
such as civil pensions, pensions received from previous employers and pen-
sions received from overseas.
An attempt has been made to include some of the amenities available to the
Physically Disabled who often have similar needs to Senior Citizens.
Anybody wishing to add to this directory please write giving details to the
Citizens Advice Bureau. 5th floor, I.L. Rosenberg House, 112A Longmarket St, Cape Town,
or fax to 021-422-0555.
Be prepared to produce proof of age when requesting concessions.
ADVICE AND INFORMATION
Afrikaanse Christelike Vrouevereniging (ACVV)
Head Office: 61 Caledon St, Cape Town. Tel 461-7437, 461-1109. Social
Worker Tel 462-1060. People with social & accommodation problems may
apply to any branch listed in the telephone directory.
Association for the Physically Disabled - 71 Klipfontein Rd, Rondebosch.
Tel 685-4153. Rehabilitation, assistance & advice given for accommodation,
day centres, support groups, employment, financial counseling, attendant
care, insurance compensation, disability grants, sports clubs, help with appli-
cations for disability aids, locally & overseas.
Association of Retired Persons and Pensioners - Room 76, Howard Centre,
Pinelands. Box 404, Howard Place, 7405. Tel 531-1768. Advice & friendship.
More than 20 000 members. Provides comprehensive list of shops willing to
give discounts to members. Feeding schemes for poor and needy -contact
Florence Cupido 75-2413.
Cape Peninsula Organisation for the Aged - 231 Main Rd, Rondebosch.
Private Bag 7, Newlands. Tel 686- 7830. Comprehensive information manual
available to seniors in Cape Peninsula from these offices. R2 per copy. Relief
care, meals-on-wheels, support groups, pension admin, voluntary visitors.
Catholic Welfare Bureau
37 A Somerset Rd, Cape Town Tel 25-2095 for information on facilities.
Citizens' Advice Bureau
5th floor I L Rosenberg House, 122a Longmarket St, Cape Town Tel 422-0500.
Monday to Friday, 9.30 am to 2 pm. Advice concerning all community social problems
& assistance with applications for birth registrations & identity documents. Open to all.
Christelike Maatskaplike Raad - Box 65, Parow 7500. Tel 92-9120.
Facilities offered which include seniors' clubs, service centres, home
help/nursing, sale of clothing etc. Has strong team of social workers.
Communicare (Formerly Housing League) - Head Office: No 2 Roggebaai
Square, Foreshore. Tel 21-6008. Social work group & single housing. See tel.
directory for branch offices service centres & swimming pools.
56 Roeland St, Cape Town. Tel 461-1111. (Telephone 24 hours a day). Drop-
in counseling Monday to Friday 10 am to 4 pm. Child Line 461-1114.
Muslim Assembly - Lodewyk Rd, off Heinz Rd, Newfields Estate, Athlone.
Tel 692-1238. Monday, Thursday 9 am to 4 pm. Friday 9 am to 12 noon.
Saturday by appointment only.
Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC/UCT)
Centre for Gerontology Braemar - Med School. Campus - Obs. Library open
Monday- Friday 9.00 am to 3.00 pm. Tel 44-8784.
Salvation Army Western Division Headquarters
For details of facilities which include senior citizen clubs, lunch clubs & social
centres. Address: 8 Welgelegen St, Mowbray. Tel 689-8896.
The South African Council for the Aged
Golden Acre, 23rd floor, Cape Town. Tel 418-2145. Information Services.
Promotes the interests of elderly people in South Africa through community
development, research & consultation. The information centre provides infor-
mation, advice & publications for members of the public.
Western Province Retirement Council - 2103 Nasionale Perssentrum,
Foreshore. Tel 25-4635. Monday to Friday 9 am -12.45 pm. Individual coun-
selling and/or courses on planning for retirement. (See also Retirement).
The Widows Caring Service - 501/3 CTC Building, Plein St, Cape Town. Tel
45-3500. Monday, Wednesday & Friday 10 am to 2 pm. Help for widows,
divorcees & the single woman pensioner.
AA (AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION)
Over 65 years & 20-year membership entitles you to 50% discount on mem-
bership fees. Check also Motorsure for discounts. Entrance fee is waived for
members of ARP&P. Tel 21-1550.
Counselling for abused women NICRO Women's Support Centre c/o Long &
Buitensingel St. Tel 22-1690 - See also elder abuse.
For details of Cape Restaurants that have varying degrees of accessibility for
the disabled phone Citizens Advice Bureau tel 422-0500.
Shops - For details of shops supporting ARP&P which have a degree of access
for the disabled contact ARP&P tel 531-1768.
Travel - Garages - Facilities for wheel chairs. All Shell "Ultra City"
Complexes on the Nl. All Engen "One Stop" -Parys & Colesburg and BP on
Bloemfontein by-pass & Beaufort West. Shell in Plettenberg Bay & Umnini
and on the N2. Engen - Sunset Beach R27, Milnerton. Details of others, phone
Citizen Advice Bureau on 461-7218.
ACCOMMODATION (See also homes for the Aged and Housing)
Community House, 37a Somerset Rd, Cape Town. Tel 21-6959.
ARP&P Retirement Villages
Pinewood Village. Life Right, tel Winearls 531-3249.
ACVV Sub-Economic Old Age Homes
Zonnebloem, 61 Caledon St, Cape Town. Tel 462-1037.
Ons Tuiste, Dreyer St, Bellville. Tel 948-2688.
Huis Ysterplaat, Riebeeck St, Ysterplaat. Tel 511-8119.
Cape Peninsula Organisation for the Aged
Tel 686-7830. Comprehensive list included in C.P.O.A. information manual or
telephone Citizens' Advice Bureau 422-0500.
Catholic Welfare Bureau
Community houses for the elderly of all races. Tel 25-2095.
Cheshire Homes for Disabled - Box 341, Milnerton. Tel 52-2120. May also
provide relief care for short periods if person not confined to bed.
Hospital Visitors - Chaplaincy House, 57 Arnold St, Obs. Tel 47-2476. Very
reasonable rates. Kerkhuis Daan du Toit, 40 Dunbar St, Parow Valley for
Northern suburbs hospitals -from R30 single per day. Cooking Utensils pro-
vided. Tel 931-0777. Kerkhuis Hanna Hopkins, 49 Tril Weg, Observatory.
Visitors to Groote Schuur, etc. Tel 448-7301.
Upper Mill St, Cape Town. Tel 461-1635. Elsies River Tel 932-7318.
Night Shelter Welfare Organisation
The Haven, 37a Somerset Rd, Cape Town. Tel 419-1255. Accommodation for
destitute, especially elderly. See tel directory for full list.
The Ark City of Refuge, Westlake Hospital, Westlake. Tel 701-9201.
Persons with drinking problems or their families may apply to:
Al-Anon for families
602 Commerce House, 57 Shortmarket St, Cape Town. Tel 23-3412.
Alcoholism Information Centre
Borwick House, 82 Bree St, Cape Town. Tel 24-5260. They will interview or
refer the applicant to the correct organisation.
601 Commerce House, 57 Shortmarket St, Cape Town. Tel 24-7559 (all hours).
Women's Temperance Union of Cape Province
Literature & Charts of effects of alcohol available from Muriel Jones Centre,
3 Upper Wrensch Rd, Obs, 7925. Tel 47-6004. Open Mon, Wed & Fri 9am to
1 pm. Magazine "The White Ribbon".
ALZHEIMERS & RELATED DISORDERS (ARDA) - Box 81183,
Parkhurst 2120. Tel 011 782-7586. Support group at Bellville Service Centre.
Every Tuesday 10.30 am. Tel 948-8515 Carol Goosen. First Tuesday monthly
at Avondrust Rest Home. Tel 72-0509 Joyce van der Wolk for details.
Lentegeur Hospital Mitchells Plain, Sister L Skippers. Tel 34-3l1l Ext 2123.
Libertas Hospital - Sister G Conradie. Tel 591-6115 Ext 2310.
AMBULANCES (See Medical Services)
Town topics in the Cape Times has much useful information regarding local
societies. Also what's on & community calendar in The Argus.
Note: Your pension card must always be produced.
Kirstenbosch - free entrance every Tuesday. Group tractor rides can be
arranged. Associate membership R27 for over 60's.
Cape Town Symphony Orchestra - Special concerts for pensioners. City
Hall, probably 2/4 October, 2.30 pm, R5. Watch press for details.
Community Chest Maynardville - Free entry 2 pm -7 pm on Friday of
Hout Bay Harbour - free entrance.
Josephine (water) Mill & Museum (Newlands) - Groups of 10 & family
groups. Special dispensation for seniors. Milled flour products available at
competitive prices. Tel 47-9421.
Municipal Swimming Pools (C. T.) - free entrance.
South African Museums Association - membership R40 p.a. Entitles you to
free entrance to most museums and 10% discount in some of the shops. Apply
SAMA, Box 286, Rondebosch 7700. Tel 47-9421.
Natale Labia Museum - Main Rd Muizenburg - entrance free.
Sandvlei Path - for the Disabled Groups of up to 15 catered for in Bird sanc-
tuary -Entrance free. Tel 789-2713.
SA National Gallery Government Avenue Gardens. Free parking off
Hatfield St. Entrance free.
Silvermine Nature Reserve - R1 per pensioner. No charge for car. Contact Mr
Hawthorne. For trails tel 23-3210, KloofNek Nature Reserve for details.
Table Mountain Cableway - Return trip R10 - save Rll on normal price.
WATERFRONT - Information: see also entertainment for Imax theatre. All
boat charters offer discounts for senior citizens. Tel 418-2369. Le Tigre Alfred
Basin near V & A Hotel. Various cruise's half price to pensioners, e.g. Robben
Island, half of R70 snacks & bar. Wheel chairs - no problem.
Maritime Museum - Entrance fee R2. Tel 419-2505.
SA Fisheries Museum - Entrance fee for pensioners Rl. Tel 418-2312.
Teachers Spirit of Adventure Cruise with 3 course lunch R85. Bookings,
tel 41-9312. 1 Hour trips starting 11 am. Pensioners R12.
Telkom Explorium - Entrance fee R5. Tel 418-1347. Reduced prices for
The Victoria Treasure Ship -Pensioners R4,50 includes historical Audio
Visual Slide Show.
Waterfront Harbour Tours - Old Port, Capt Building. Cruise ½ hr, R8.
World of Birds - Valley Rd, Hout Bay. Tel 790-2730. Entrance fee half price
ARCHERY - Pensioners meet every Friday morning lOam. Retreat Main Rd
at Protea Club for disabled. Tel P. Hammond 72-2722/N Littleford 72-5520. ?
ARTHRITIS -Arthritis Foundation Western Cape
705 Tulbagh Centre, Hans Strijdom Avenue, Cape Town 8001. Tel 25-2344.
Care and Share Group - Methodist Church Hall, Claremont. Tel 75-2792.
ASTHMA - Asthma support group, write to Box 116611, Vlaeberg, 8018.
BARGAIN SHOPS (See Clothing)
Bereaved Parents support group -The Compassionate Friends are there to help
Box 4727, Cape Town, 8001. Tel 438-9367.
Bowlers - See under BOWLS
Helen Keller Hostel - Links Drive, Pinelands. Tel 531-5311. For elderly blind
& partially blind women. Application should be made to the Civilian Blind
Society (see below).
Lighthouse Association for the Blind
Mr G S Schermbrucker, Manager, 714 Market House, Greenmarket Square,
Cape Town. Tel 22-2000. Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 4.30 pm. Evenings tel
23-5918. Home visits arranged.
Tape Aids for the Blind - 9 Bollihope Crescent, Mowbray. Tel 689-5983.
Will give advice about tapes & recording machines. Library.
The Cape Town Civilian Blind Society
45 Salt River Rd, Salt River. Tel 448-4302. Counselling & advice available for
all blind & partially blind persons.
V & A Waterfront - offers special walking tours for visually impaired.
BOWLS -Persons who do not belong to a bowling club may play on the fol-
lowing municipal greens, but there are no special times or concessions for pen-
sioners. Fee R3,50 (with tea). Woods R2,50. Free for blind bowlers.
Green Point (Municipal)
Closed Fridays. Tel 788-7775 from 8.30 am to 12.45 pm; 2 pm to 5 pm.
Sandvlei - Muizenberg. Closed Mondays. Tel 788-7775. 9 am - 12.30 pm.
1 pm - 4.30 pm.
Pollsmoor - Every Friday at 9 am. Tel 701-8149. Also club membership Wed,
Fri, Sat R60 per year.
Blind Bowlers - Bowling clubs take it in turns to accept them on Saturdays.
Tel Mogamat Eckelton 448-4032 (W) 761-6073 (H).
St Pauls Church Hall, Church St, Rondebosch. Every Monday afternoon 1.30
pm. Enquiries 685-6874. See Argus Weekend Magazine for venues.
BUSINESS IN RETIREMENT
Join network for small business. Annual -Breakaway- membership R175.
BUYING CONCESSIONS -See also Hearing and Spectacles
Association of Retired Persons and Pensioners
Discounts at many shops for members. Tel 531-1768.
Aroma Bottle Stores - Pensioners cash discount Tuesdays. Excluding case
lots and specials.
Brenner Stores 115 Lansdowne Rd, Claremont. Cash 10%. Ladies and Gents
Clothing & Footwear. Tel 61-6568.
Brian Porter Motors - 10% cash discount on parts & service at Brian Porter
MMI branches, Porter-Nissan, Rondebosch & Port Motors (Delta), Newlands.
Pension cards must be produced.
Ferndale Nurseries Brornrnersvlei Rd, Constantia. Tel 794-5144. 10%
Discount Monday & Wednesday.
Juicy Lucy - All branches 10% discount on evidence of age.
Manna Community Services - Sells basic foods at reduced prices available
from shop 398, Albert Rd, Salt River & various CPA clinics for information
Readers Digest - On request subs are reduced to senior citizens.
Paperbacks - All branches 10% except Magazines and Newspapers.
Pick & Pay - No overall discount. Special pensioners' meat packs available on
government pension days, together with teas & two special vouchers of R10
given to lucky draw winners.
Pick & Pay Hypermarkets - Ask for details of VIP Club & discount voucher
Ottery/Brackenfell - Free bus service from ClaremontlCape Town. Tea &
biscuits -lucky draw on bus. Athlone & Ocean View on certain days. Phone
Consumer Advisor (Information). Tel 73-1002 for details on bookings.
Brackenfell bus, tel 981-2121. Bookings 080-021-0251 (toll free).
Shoerama - All branches 20% discount on cash purchases.
Teljoy/Visionhire - 10% not backdated. May also waive increases in rental for
social pensioners on application. Tel 683-1562 for further information.
The Seed Shop - 168 Yoortrekker Rd, Goodwood. Tel 591-8431. 10% on
garden & pet requirements.
Wardkiss Homecare - 10% cash discount on Thursdays.
Cape Consumers - 20 Lower Burg St, Cape Town. Accepts new credit wor-
thy approved members. Annual rebate payable November. For details of
account closing dates, tel 419-5650.
CANCER - National Cancer Association of SA -Care & Resource Centre
The Cancer Information Service gives information & answers any questions in
complete confidence. Names need not be disclosed. Tel 685-5505 or toll-free
080 022 6622. Monday to Thursday 8 am to 4 pm & Fridays 8 am to 3.30 pm.
37A Main Rd, Mowbray. "I can cope" programme. Audio cassette tapes on
prevention & treatment of breast cancer available.
Wynberg Hospital Public Education Centre - free information on preven-
tion & early detection. Tel 799-3000.
CARAVANS (See under Holidays/Hospitality)
CARERS (See also Home Care)
To enable Carers to go on holiday: Respite/Holiday Care of up to one month
provided for patients at Booth Memorial Geriatric Hospital Upper Orange St,
tel 45-6846. Ask for Social Worker for details Fees dependent on income.
Attendant's Allowance of R720 per annum is added to the social pension if
mental or physical condition is such that constant attendance is needed.
Medical proof required (see pensions for details of where to apply or tel
24-6020 for information). Pensioners reaching 85 can automatically apply
without proof of disability.
Sole Carer - As a precaution against unexpected unavoidable absence from
home a sole carer should consider applying to Medic Alert for a bracelet advis-
ing that he/she is the only carer (see Medic Alert).
CHESS -Senior citizens, 9am Tuesdays next to Rondebosch library.
CHIROPODY (See under Medical Services)
SA Council for the Aged - Catalogue of reasonably priced family gifts: write
Express Gifts, Box 1373, Pietermaritzburg 3200.
Christmas and Birthday Cards - Please send your old cards to the ARP&P,
Room 76, Howard Centre, Howard Place, Pinelands 7450.
CLINICS (See under Medical Services)
CLOTHING -Charity Bargain Shops
Good used clothing, household goods; etc obtainable from:
Bargain Shops (C.P.O.A.) - 305 Long St, Cape Town. Tel 23-5855. 236
Koeberg Rd, Rugby. Tel 511-6604. Monday to Friday 10 am to 12 noon; 2 pm
to 4 pm. Saturday 10 am to 12 noon.
Care Gift Shops -For the Aged
Branches at Bellville, Claremont, Heathfield, Kenilworth & Sea Point. See
telephone directory for addresses & telephone numbers.
Life Line Bargain Shop - 100 Main Rd, Mowbray. Tel 686-6974. Monday to
Friday 8.30 am to 4.30 pm. Saturday 8 am to 12.30 pm.
Methodist Church Woodstock - Wednesday & Saturday lOam to 3 pm.
Tel 23-3875 & 47-5638.
Nazareth House - Upper Mill St, Cape Town.
Every Wednesday 8.30 am to 2 pm.
St Giles Association for the Handicapped - 1 Shell Court, Mowbray.
Salvation Army - Piers Rd, Wynberg. 18 Fitzroy St, Goodwood.
Sanccob Foundation - Corner of Lansdowne & Stanley Rds, Claremont.
The Widows Caring Service - Good second-hand clothing & groceries for
sale for widowed/divorced social pensioners. Monday, Wednesday & Friday
10 am to 2 pm at Room 502, CTC Building, Plein St, Cape Town. Tel 45-3500.
CLUBS & ASSOCIATIONS
Cape Computer Club - meets 1st Thursday & 3rd Monday - Athenaeum
Newlands. Tel 797-5140 day or home 762-5127 or 794-7621.
Cape Postcard Society - tel 685-1892 for details.
Friends of the Lion
Safrnarine House, Riebeeck St, Cape Town. Annual pensioner subs R5. Keeps
members informed of reduced fares & group flights to England. Has fare guar-
antee, protected membership & accident schemes. Tel 419-6075.
Historical Society of Cape Town - Membership R40 annually. Meets 2nd
Wednesday monthly at Labia Gallery Muizenberg at 10.30 am and 2nd
Monday at Josephine Mill, Newlands. Tel 686-4939.
Seniors Club Botanical Society - over 60s monthly meetings & outings. Tel
Barbara 797-2090 Kirstenbosch for details.
Probus Clubs - For retired professionals & businessmen & women. Provides
regular meetings & fellowship. More than 14 Cape suburban branches at pre-
sent. Membership is usually limited to 40 per circle. Entrance fee ± R25 p.a.
For details of clubs near you write to: The Convenor, Probus Clubs, Box 752,
The Wellstead - Resource centre, library, video showings, workshops, infor-
mation on approaches to Holistic Health, Spiritual Paths & Philosophies.
Publications: Link-up (free bimonthly newsletter) & Odyssey magazine.
Address: 1 Wellington Avenue, Wynberg 7800. Tel 797-8982. Hours open:
Weekdays 9 am -5 pm, Monday evenings 8 to 8.30 pm, first Saturday each
month 11 am to 1 pm.
CREDIT CARDS - Credit card loss all hours: Nedbank Visa, Perm &
American Express Cards tel 080 011 0929 or 080 011 6662, Standard Bank
080 002 0600, First National Bank & Bob Cards 080 011 0132, Allied-Trust-
Volkskas-&-United Bank Visa 080 011 1155.
CROQUET - Off Belmont Rd, Rondebosch. Enquiries Tel 794-6567 Andy
Knox for details of Association Croquet Courses. R50 for 8 sessions.
Waterfront Croquet Club - Tel 418-2350 for further information.
DEBT CONTROL -Free advice on legalities, tel Ben Miller 45-2302. In
addition unofficial Ombudsman for your pension fund problems.
DENTAL CLINICS (See under Medical Services)
Bellville Seniors Centre - every Wednesday 10 am. Tel 948-8514.
South African Diabetes Association (SADA)
Box 3943, Cape Town, 8000. Tel 461-1166 weekdays. Pensioners R20
includes bimonthly newsletter & quarterly magazine. Phone toll free 080 012
1555. Testing equipment sold on a cost plus basis. Emergency Medications -
Insu-line 083 251 6040. Branch office 410 CTC Building, Plein St, Cape
Town, 9 am - 1 pm. Tel 461-1166.
Libertas Hospital - Goodwood. Mon, Wed & Fri. Diabetic clinic 9 am to 11
am to check blood sugar, etc. Nominal fees ranging from R5 to R15. Tel 591-
6115 Ext 2306.
DISABILITY GRANT - See Physically Disabled
DIVORCE WORKSHOP & SOCIAL SUPPORT
Has comprehensive programme. Meets every second Thursday of the month at
7.30 pm. St Michaels Catholic Church, Rouwkoop Rd, Rondebosch. Enquiries
tel 705-4375 evenings.
DOG LICENCES - Due on 1 January, payable without penalty up till 31
March each year to the City Treasurer, Civic Centre, Foreshore. Tel 400-2777,
or your local authority. Pensioners who are householders & can show proof
that their income is below R500 a month & who have a neutered dog or spayed
bitch can apply before that date &, if approved, will pay 50c for one license.
Full tax for each additional animal.
Some disabled & pensioners tel 788-5398. R50 per lesson.
DRUG ABUSE - Cape Town Drug Counselling Centre
SANCA Western Cape Society, Observatory Community Centre, 237 Lower
Main Rd, Observatory. Tel 47-8026.
Narcotics Anonymous (for recovering addicts) - Observatory Community
Centre, 237 Lower Main Rd, Observatory. Meets every Thursday 7.30 pm.
Northern Areas Drug Action Group - Bellville. Tel 592-3635.
Art Classes - Join CPOA. Membership R6 per year & enjoy art classes at Disa
Place, 70 Orange St, Cape Town. (For further information tel 23-9008).
Cape Town Technical College
Part-time studies. Tel 462-2053. Cost R200-R345 for approx 15 lessons
including: computers, flower arranging, management & secretarial. Some high
schools also run evening extra-curricular (Bergvliet, Fish Hoek etc ).
Compassion - 71 Klipfontein Rd, Rondebosch. Tel 689-3689. Utility cooking
lessons. Private self-help supplies.
Life Line Western Cape - Tel 461-1113 office hours. Runs courses on
Personal Growth & Communication and Counselling Skills.
Health Education Service, 398 Albert Rd, Salt River. Tel 47-2240.
Maryland Education Centre, Summit Rd, Hanover Park. Literacy programmes.
Sewing classes small fee. Tel 692-1355.
Planning for Retirement - See under Retirement
St John Ambulance Foundation
First aid & home caring courses, 2 days at H/O. R100. Other courses at
Khayelitsha & Elsies River. Tel 461-8420. Fish Hoek, tel 782-3306.
St Saviours Church Hall - Claremont -Sewing Classes (mainly for domes-
tic workers). Tuesday & Thursday for beginners, 2 to 4 pm. Literary classes -
English, Afrikaans, Xhosa, Tuesday & Thursday 2 pm to 3.30 pm.
Sixty Plus Seniors' Club - Meets every Wed 10 am. R3 per month.
UCT Extra Mural Courses - May - Sept & Summer School 15 January 1996,
includes use of library. Reduced fees based on income. enquiries re mailing
list, etc. tel 650-2888.
ELDER ABUSE - HEAL toll-free 080-000-3081
Contact Welfare Planning, tel 24-6020, or write to The Head of the Cape Town
Service Office, Provincial Administration, Dept of Social Services, Queen
Victoria St, Cape Town. (Magisterial districts of Cape Town, Simonstown).
Contact Bellville office at 948-2551 for other northern suburbs.
Concerned Friends of the Frail & Aged - Write to Box 92, Plumstead, 7800
or tel 75 3760.
Department of Manpower
Thomas Boydell Building, Parade St, Cape Town. Tel 460-5911.
8 am to 1 pm & 1.30 pm to 4.15 pm. Monday to Friday. Old Wynberg Club,
Station Rd, Wynberg. Tel 761-4136.
Senior Citizens Employment Agency
Tel 419-7945 for appointment. 1st Floor, Norwich Building, St Georges Mall.
Anchors Away CPOA Seniors Dance Group
Sea Point Place. Bookings or joining -Mrs Johanson, tel 434-9913.
The Companions - Entertainers. For details tel Lonny Jordan 794-4264 book-
ings for Dancers & Songs. New members always welcome.
"Wanna Dance" - Dancers required for variety & charity shows.
Young at Heart Concert Group - 45 in choir from Tygerberg, Kraaifontein &
Tygerberg centres. Contact Marie Louw, tel 92-4043.
Fish Hoek Ladies Choir
Daphne Butterworth, tel 75-2870 for bookings or performing if over 50.
Cinemas - Pensioners can attend most performances excepting the main
evening show at reduced prices currently approximately R4,50. Pay at the door
but have your pensioners card handy.
Theatres - Computicket has details of a11 shows on offer, ask if any shows dis-
counted. For details tel 21-4715.
Imax Theatre - Portwood Rd, Waterfront. Tel 419 7365.
Current film - Africa Serengetti. Pensioners R13. ?
R1 discount for Baxter productions, evening performances - Monday to
Thursdays on identification. R8,80 matinees. Bookings - Vanessa, tel
685 7880. Discount depends generally on the company producing the show.
Little Theatre - For all drama school productions R7,50. Booking at
The Theatre on the Bay - Reduced prices R15 for matinees on application or
through Computicket. Tel 438-3300. Block bookings 10 or more at RIO.
Nico Malan - CAPAB performances other than drama, tickets at R10 half an
hour before commencement of performance, & drama R5 for social pension-
ers only. Block advance bookings generally 1st matinee R10. Seniors clubs &
old age home only. Tel 21-7839.
V & A Theatre - Waterfront - Prices reduced from R18 to R12 for most per-
formances. Block bookings also at R10. Book through Computicket.
EPILEPTICS - Any problem should be referred to Sanel, 235 Lower Main
Rd, Observatory. Tel 47-3012.
Bonteheuwel -Workshop, Ylamboom Square. Tel 633-6007. Lansdowne -
Workshop, 69 Lansdowne Rd. Tel 73-9420.
Saves the Living Will Society, Box 4853, Cape Town. Tel 25-2305 office
Cape Jewish Seniors - 3 Bellvue Rd, Sea Point meets Tuesdays 9.15 am.
Weigh-Less Health & Slimming Club
32 Loch Rd, Kenilworth. Tel 61-3066. Yolks Centre, Cross St, Bellville. Tel
694-4650. Membership fee R34 & monthly fees R35 for pensioners.
South African Seniors Fitness Association - Affiliated to ARP&P. Tel Mrs
Petro Lake Southern Peninsula 789-2438 or 903-9848 for all remaining
suburbs or write to Mrs A Grundling, Box 2424, Brackenfell, 7560. Entrance
fee R10 & R20 upwards per month.
EX SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN
The SA Legion - Lower Hope St, Off Lower Nursery Rd, Rosebank. Assists
with pensions, relief, education, housing, etc. Tel 689-9771 (Mr H C Bent).
Moth Activities -Contact Provincial Old Bill Moth. Tel 683-4877.
EYES - See under Medical Services (Eye clinics and spectacles)
FRAILCARE - See Nursing Homes in Yellow Pages telephone directory &
CPOA Information Manual
FUNERALS - Guide to arranging funerals & wills available from
Housewive's League, Box 23214, Claremont 7735. Price R2,50. Tel 64-2407.
Coffins and Cardboard - Timbalyte International, 74 Wale St, Cape Town.
Tel 26-4494. Goodall & Co offer reduced cremation fees to ARP&P and SA
Useful book "On your own" - special price RI2 inclusive of postage from
Chameleon Press, Box 117, Plumstead 7800. Tel 75-3195 giving credit card
Driving Range Pollsmoor - Public range open 8 am - 6 pm (weather
permitting). Apply Dept of Correctional Services, tel 700-1219. Membership
RIO per month & R4 per bucket of balls. Non-members R5. Ask at gate for
Black River Parkway Driving Range - profits to Peninsula School Feeding
Scheme. Tel 511-1934 for information.
Cape Town Technical College
5 Mostert St, Cape Town. Tel 462-2053 for appointment. Friday 9 am to 12
noon. Hair cut, washed, set & permed by students during term time. Shampoo
& set from R4 - R6. Perms R10 - R20.
Regis Hairstylists - Shop 71, Maynard Mall, Wynberg - 20% discount on all
hairdressing services. Mon & Wed only. Tel 64-3000. Many other salons pro-
vide services at lower rates for pensioners. Also consult ARP&P directory.
Persons who are hard of hearing should consult a doctor who will refer to a
specialist or to the ENT Department of a provincial hospital. Where necessary,
the hospital will refer the patient for free or subsidised hearing aids.
Cape Town & District Association for the Hearing Impaired
81 Station Rd, Observatory. Tel 47-5590. Gives advice & assistance on all
aspects of hearing. Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 12.30 pm or by appointment.
Clinic Tuesday 9 am to 12 noon. It also offers counseling, makes arrange-
ments for repairs & for acquiring hearing aids. Special tea club 1st Wednesday
of month at lOam. Has shop selling batteries, etc at reduced prices.
House of Hearing - Makes house calls. 109 Main Rd, Bergvliet. Tel 75-5623.
10% discount on all hearing aids.
Telephone Deaf Amplifiers
Available from Telkom. Installed cost R118,56 (request in writing).
SA National Council for the Deaf - Sign language training. Standard House,
Fir St, Observatory. Tel 47-4740. (Magazine -Silent Messenger).
HEART FOUNDATION REHABILITATION CENTRE
For persons recovering from heart attacks or heart surgery. A letter from your
doctor is required. Tel 23-5110 or 25-4573.
Diet Line - Toll free dietary advice 080-022-3222.
ARP&P -Overseas trips, day outings & weekend trips. Tel 531-1768 to obtain
details of branch nearest you.
Avenutra Club (formerly Overvaal)
Pension membership 40% discount. Currently R60 plus from 10% discount on
chalet & caravan sites, in & out of season. Tel Pretoria 012-346-2288.
Canoe Trips - day trips from Stanford on the Klein River, 5 hours. Excellent
bird watching. Tel 789-2316 for fees & details of meals.
Cape Peninsula Organisation for the Aged
CPOA Holiday Complex, Camp Rd, Strandfontein. Cost R8 per head, per
night. Fully equipped. Bring own food. Tel Mrs Kelly 33-5046.
Caravans - Golden Oldies Caravan Club
8 Monton St, Kenwyn 7780. Enquiries Joan Olivier tel 761-7635. Rally mid-
week monthly. Periodic tours. Discount at some parks. Membership R20 per
year. List of caravan parks & discounts available from Loftus Sprite, Box
7382, Dalsig 7610. Cost ±R26.
Disabled Adventures - Contact Carol Schafer, 15 Kingfisher Walk, Pinelands,
7405. Tel 531-5044.
Heidehof Guest Farm - Tsitsikama 20% - Except Christmas & Easter. For
more information write to Box 45, The Crags, 6602 or tel 04457-8751.
Hiking & Recreation in the Western Cape - Cape Nature Reserve, Private
Bag X9086. Tel 483-4051. Detailed brochures available covers areas as far as
Nieuwoudtville & Plettenberg Bay. 1 Dorp St, Cape Town.
Hospitality holidays - Write to the Organiser, Box 161, Fish Hoek, 7975.
Landscape Tours - Especially catering for pensioners: Tel 024-517-706.
Likusasa Country Lodge - 30 minutes from Kruger National Park from R63
per person per night, except high season -5% discount for pensioners equipped
for wheel-chairs further details & group discounts. Tel 01311-50963.
McGregor Country Cottages - Tel 02353-816. Box 53, McGregor, 6708.
Pensioners 20% discount weekdays, 15% weekends. 2 cottages are equipped
for wheel-chairs. Catering provided for group bookings of 10 or more.
Montmere Holiday Resort - Chalet. Write to Box 15, Sedgefield, or tel
04455-304. Except school holidays & long weekends.
National Parks Board - c/o Long & Hout St. Tel 22-2810. Phone/write.
Discount 40% for over 65's on certain accommodation except during school
50% discount on accommodation only for over 60's provided booking is made
direct with hotel concerned & of course only if accommodation is available.
Windsor Hotel - Seniors special & Group Rates excepting 10/12 to 16/1. Sea
front, Hermanus. Tel 0283-23727. Whales viewed in season.
HOME HELP - See also nursing services
Cape Peninsula Organisation for the Aged - They will send a social worker
to investigate. Housework & general help, at a reasonable charge, to aged frail
persons. No nursing. Arrangement can also be made to visit & help with
shopping. Tel 686-7830.
Elsies River Seniors' Centre Tel 931-2945.
Lavender Hill Community Health Centre Tel 62-9005/6.
Project Daphne - See Physically Disabled
St John Ambulance Foundation - Tel 461-8420 or Fish Hoek, tel
HOMEOPATHIC ASSOCIATION - tel 689-5061 for homeopath in your
area or check Yellow Pages or tel directory.
HOSPITALS AND CLINICS -See Medical Services
HOUSING - Specifically for the Aged - See also accommodation
ACVV Economic Housing (Att to Service Centres)
Magnolia, Baxter St, Bellville. Tel 948-6085.
Le Belle, Labiance, Bellville. Tel 948-2019.
Edelweiss, Mountainview Drive, Eversdal. Tel 96-1150.
Huis Ysterplaat, Riebeeck St, Ysterplaat. Tel 511-8119.
ARP&P, Pinewood Village. Tel Winearls 531-3249.
Cape Town City Council - For accommodation at Silvertown/Parktown
(Athlone ), tel 24-3020. Hanover Park & other areas, apply to the Directory of
Housing, Beaufort House, Cnr Bree & Hout Streets, Cape Town.
Cape Peninsula Organisation for the Aged
Accommodation under Life Care Schemes. Tel 686-7830. Includes Yvonne
Parfirt Place, Mitchells Plain. Tel 31-3694.
Frail Care - Zerilda Steyn, Pinelands & Constantia Place. Also has compre-
hensive list of Seniors residences in the Cape.
Communicare (Formerly Housing League)
Houses & flats exist in various parts of the Peninsula. Information from the
Head Office, 2 Roggebaai Square, Cape Town. Tel 21-6008.
HOUSEWIVES LEAGUE - Consumer problems. Membership R20. Box
23214, Claremont, 7735. Tel 64-2407.
Application forms BI-9 & details of supporting documents required available
from Dept of Home Affairs. 2 Passport size photos, original drivers & gun
licenses required. (Keep certified copies). 20 Devonshire Rd, Wynberg, tel
797-4767; 56 Barrack St, Cape Town, 462-4970; 85 Voortrekker Rd, Bellville
946-3582 & Sturrock Building, Montreal Drive, DF Malan Industrial, Nyanga
Citizens Advice Bureau will assist in filling in applications, te1 422-0500.
Certain categories of taxpayers whose only income is from earnings less than
R50 000 who have SITE deducted at source are not required to make a return
unless they have other sources of income. They will not receive the buff assess-
ment Form IT12 but will receive a notification from their local Receiver of
Revenue that they are no longer required to submit a return. If not they should
apply for an exemption. If you think you are entitled to additional rebates on
SITE for medical expenses incurred, take your identity book & full details of
your income & deductible expenses to your nearest tax office & arrange to
complete Form IT11.
Provisional Tax is not required from age 65 where income is less than R35 000
& income is not derived from directorships, farming or private business. See
current IRP12 PAYE tax tables para 4 or apply to your Receiver of Revenue
for further information.
Syma Income Tax Services run free lectures, tel 685-7782 for information.
Old Mutual Income Tax Guide - Obtainable from bookshops.
13 Pearce Rd, Claremont. Tel 64-4555. Incontinence Products.
Groote Schuur Clinic - Tel 404-3434 (reception) by appointment only.
Bleeper no 1154. Social pensioners R13.
Libertas Hospital Resource Centre: Sister Margie Meggy tel 591-6111.
Lorna Phillips Agencies - For comfi-dry disposable pads & waterproof wash-
able undergarments at competitive prices. Tel 511-1923.
Support Systems for Incontinents 6 Van Riebeeck St, Maitland, 7405.
Reduced prices for pensioners.
My Company Box 237, Kernkrag, 7740. Tel 553-2783. Supplies incontinence
products to your door at reasonable prices.
Useful Book Aid - Women's Waterworks - Curing Incontinence. Write:
Capability Products, Box 18777, Wynberg 7824. R28,50.
INSURANCE CLAIMS & DISCOUNTS
ARP&P have excellent scheme in conjunction with the Guardian for house-
hold & car insurance. Well worth investigating. Tel 531-1768.
Check with your broker for other discounts available to pensioners.
Ombudsman - Life Assurance Ombudsman, Box 4967, Cape Town 8000.
Ombudsman - Short Term Insurance, Box 2163, JHB 2000. Adv William
Schreiner tel 011-492-1157.
MVA Claims Investigators - Third Party Insurance Claims
Free advice given. Tel Ged Rirschman 790-2289. Box 26372, Hout Bay.
INVESTMENTS - Additional interest of ½% can be obtained from a number
of banks on various deposits. Details on application to the institution concerned.
Nedbank Ltd - Optimum portfolio for R10 000 investment & 55 years old,
provides free banking, health insurance, etc.
Standard Bank of SA Ltd - Consolidator - A comprehensive plan for people
aged 55 & over who have a minimum of R10 000 to invest. Provides 100%
rebate on current account service fees & other benefits.
Citizens Advice Bureau has full list of Legal Aid Offices & will direct you to
the nearest. Tel 021-422-0500 or call at 5th floor, I L Rosenberg House,
122a Longmarket St, Cape Town for details.
Municipal - These operate in most areas. They lend books (including large
print), periodicals, art prints, videos, gramophone records free of charge.
Newspapers & magazines can be read on the premises. Contact your local
librarian or tel 462-4400.
Housebound Service - Municipality, Cape Town. Apply to your local librari-
an or call "Extensions" Librarian. Tel 511-0480 Ext 2090.
Note: More volunteers are needed to take books to the housebound. Enquire
about a "Friends of the Library" in your area if you want to help. Tel 448-6420.
Centre for Gerontology Research Library tel 448-7840 for more info.
CPOA Newsletter - Monthly including accommodation & employment
opportunities. Free - but donations accepted. Tel 686-7830 or write CPOA
Newsletter, Private Bag 7, Newlands 7725.
Guide to Healthy Eating - Wheatboard & Dept of Health for free copy
Eng/Afr. Write Dept Health, Private Bag X 55, Bellville 7535.
Link Up - Free information bulletin (bimonthly) of holistic happenings.
Obtainable from the Welstead, 1 Wellington Avenue, Wynberg & most vege-
"Maturity Today" subs R21 bimonthly. Private Bag X49, Auckland Park,
2006 - recommended.
Pathways to Health
Freepost JH125, Box 32797, Braamfontein, 2017. Subs R28 for 6 issues.
Self-Help Approach to Consumer Problems
Buy SA National Consumer Union free from Box 26242, Arcadia, 0007.
Sometimes available at supermarkets.
Western Province Retirement Council - 2126 Nasionale Pers Centre,
Heerengracht. Tel 25-4635. Book: "Golden Years of Retirement" R5.
The Widows Caring Service - Quarterly bulletin. R3 per annum. Tel 45-3500.
MEALS AND REFRESHMENTS (At reasonable prices) See also Nutritional
Foods & Seniors Clubs/Service Centres
Crypt Centre - St George's Cathedral, Wale St, Cape Town. Monday to Friday
9.30 am to 2.30 pm. Saturday - teas only. 10 am to 12 noon. For further infor-
mation, contact Cathedral secretary. Tel 24-7360.
Manna Community Food Service - Supplies nutritional food at reasonable
prices to the public & institutions. Tel 47-2240.
Meet & Eat - Methodist Church Hall, 1 st Avenue, Fish Hoek. Lunch
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, reasonable prices. Tel 782-1369.
Vincent Palotti Hospital, Alexandra Rd, Pinelands. 2 course meal R8,25.
Noon -2 pm, Fridays. Tel 531-2001.
The Open Door - Baptist Church Hall, Maynard Rd, Wynberg. Tel 761-6977.
Monday to Friday noon to 1.45 pm. R1,50.
Seniors' Centres (CPOA) - Midday meals are available to members, seven
days a week at: Rosedale Rosebank, Disa Place Orange St, Sea Point Place.
From Monday to Friday at Lotus River Place, Murray & Stewart, Athlone,
Tygerberg. From Monday to Saturday at Pinelands Place.
Service Dining Rooms, 82 Canterbury St. Full meal 5c daily,
Monday to Friday 12 to 1 pm. Tel 45-2390.
MEALS ON WHEELS
Meals are delivered to house-bound people on a permanent or temporary basis.
Application should be made, as indicated below, when a social worker will
decide on the need & the amount to be paid - always reasonable.
Seventh Day Adventist Community Service - Cape Town to Kenilworth, 9
Cecil Rd, Mowbray. Tel Mrs Korsten 685-6406. Wittebome to Muizenburg,
Mrs Haines. Tel 761-2443/762-3265.
Bellville Centre for Seniors - Deliveries Tues & Thurs. Tel 948-8514.
CPOA Cape Peninsula Organisation for the Aged
For City Bowl, Mouille Point to Camps Bay. Mrs Ryan te1 686-7830.
Elsies River Service Centre for the Aged and Meals-on-Wheels - Elsies
River to Matroosfontein. Tel 931-2954.
Fish Hoek Meals-on-Wheels - Tel Mrs Wood 782-2052 or Mrs D Phillips
Kosher Meals - Union of Jewish Women - For Sea Point, Gardens & Cape
Town. Tel 434-9555.
Kraaifontein Service Centre (Seventh Day Adventists) Kuils River
Shawco Kensington tel 593-2170/1/2 & Elsies River tel 932-6326.
Kensington area also supplies meals for diabetics.
Tygerberg Service Centre (Seventh Day Adventists)
30 Weimar St for Thomton, Goodwood, Vasco, Epping, Parow, Parow Valley,
Bellville, Brooklyn & Monte Vista. Tel 92-4043.
MEDIC ALERT - SA Medic Alert Foundation
Emergency telephone nunber: 462-4310.
Includes sole carers of invalids at home & also those with Alzheimers are
included on the bracelets. Anyone suffering from an allergy to certain drugs or
who wears contact lenses, belongs to a rare blood group, diabetics, epileptics
or deafness, should wear a disc obtainable from Room 325, CTC Building,
Plein St, Cape Town. Tel 461-7328. Pensioners fee for life is R35.
MEDICAL EQUIPMENT/MOBILITY AIDS - See also Physically Disabled.
Note: Persons wishing to import their own special disability aids should write
to Mr Johan Viljoen Nat Council for the Physically Disabled P O Box 426,
Mellville, 2109. Tel 011 726-8040 for possible customs duty exemption per-
mits - details such as Customs tariff Heading & FOB value should be quoted.
Clinical Services - 13 Pearce Rd, Claremont. Tel 64-4555 for wheel chairs,
mobility aids, bath/toilet independence aids.
Tel 61-8066. Medical Rehabilitation Equipment - Check for details.
South African Red Cross Society 21 Broad Rd, Wynberg. Lends wheelchairs,
crutches, commodes etc, for a period not exceeding 30 days. Tel 797-5360.
The St John Ambulance Foundation
80 Darling St, Cape Town (1st Floor). Tel 461-8420. 50 Kommetjie Rd, Fish
Hoek, tel 782-3306. Also lends equipment for a period not exceeding three
months. Those who can afford to pay for hire or purchase can find the names
of other suppliers under "Medical Equipment" in the Yellow Pages.
Peninsula Ambulance Service - Tel 10177. Note: Regional Services
Ambulances now distinguish between social pensioners & others regarding
costs so check the fees. For other emergencies, see page 5 telephone directory.
Hout Bay has volunteer weekend ambulance service tel 790-3729 after hours
Ambulance Service Advance Bookings -Tel CPA 948-9910.
Ambustat - Wynberg te1 761-6535.
Criticare: Ambulance service ensured at R7.41 per month, details through
ARP&P. Tel 531-1768 (check whether your med scheme is a member first). Tel
toll-free 080 011 9533 for information. In case of accident or general emer-
gency, any member of the public may call an ambulance. In routine cases,
however, the call must be made by a doctor.
Lauderdale - Claremont tel 762-5055.
Pri-med - Rugby 510-3241 offer competitive prices.
Out-patients - Ambulance - St John Ambulance Foundation, Fish Hoek. Car
to clinics. Retreat to Simonstown. To book 2 days in advance, tel 782-3306.
Blood Transfusion Service - Blood donations & clinic. 44 Pic bel Parcade,
Waterkant St. Enquiries tel 531-0964. After hours 531-0039.
Community Health Information Centre
Maynard Plaza. Tel 799-4318 - Distributes health related posters leaflets &
organise health displays in old age homes, etc.
DAY CARE CLINICS - Provincial Administration, Western Cape
Runs health clinics, conducts home visits and runs rehabilitation support
groups. For information tel 591-5154.
Chiropody - Clinics are held at some local authority clinics & senior's centres.
Tel 946-3790/1/2 (Bellville), 762-6470 (Wynberg). Methodist Church
Hall, Wesley St, off Milner Rd, Observatory. Clinic 3rd Tues of the month from
9 am. Appointments in the first instance, tel Mrs J Styles 448-1910.
Pegasus Community Centre - Aster Rd, Kew Town. Tel 637-3096.
SA Red Cross - lst Tues of every other month. Tel 797-5360 to book.
Clinics for Seniors - Wynberg Pharmacy, 222 Main Rd, Wynberg has a trained
nurse who is in attendance & will take blood pressure readings & test diabet-
ics etc, on Monday to Friday - 9.30 am to 4 pm. Tel 797-8141. Chemists in
other areas are providing similar services.
Dental Clinics - Those who cannot afford a dentist should contact State Health
Services. Tel 946-3790 for details of clinics. Where necessary dentures can be
supplied at reduced rates. Tel 45-1631. Hope St Clinic, tel 45-4017.
For those not on med aid, try Tygerberg Univ of Stel / Dental Division. Tel
Eye Clinics - Persons who cannot afford a specialist may go to the Out-
Patients dept of a provincial hospital. They should take with them a note from
their doctor or Day Hospital. Where necessary, the social worker at the hospi-
tal will arrange for free or subsidised spectacles. (See also under Spectacles).
Geriatrics - For information regarding geriatric care, tel 24-6020 ask for
District Surgeon (weekdays). Weekends tel 761-7150 (Wynberg Police
Station) for information Southern Suburbs District Surgeon on duty. Northern
suburbs -Bellville, tel 948-1888.
Hospices - Terminally ill patients -St Luke's Hospice. Tel 797-5335 for further
HOSPITALS AND CLINICS
Comprehensive list available from Citizens Advice Bureau, tel 422-0500 or
CPOA handbook. Details of Regional Services Council Clinics tel 591-5154.
Day Hospitals - See also Day Care Clinics
Details under "Municipality Community Health Care Centres" in telephone
directory. Look for Associated Services & Day Hospitals in telephone directo-
ry under "Hospitals". May be attended by anyone. Social pensioners will be
assessed at nominal rates on production of their cards.
Methodist Church Hall in Wesley St, off Milner Rd, Obs - Clinic on the 3rd
Tuesday of the month, from 9 am. Appointments must be made first with Mrs
J Styles, te1 448-1910. A chiropodist will be in attendance.
Private - Patients Rights - Complaints write to The Secretary, National
Association of Private Hospitals, PO Box 5404, Johannesburg 2000 or tel
Provincial Council-run Health Clinics, conduct home visits & rehabilitation
support groups. Tel 591-5154 for further information.
Provincial/ Academic Hospitals -Patients are referred by their own doctor &
charged on a sliding scale according to income. All patients are at liberty to
apply for a reduction or a waiver of the amounts payable. Social pensioners are
charged a nominal rate as are disability grantees & war veterans. Medical Aid
patients are only entitled to a rebate if expenses (including medicines) have
exceeded the annual limit allowed by their medical aid society. Patients who
are taxpayers will possibly be assessed at a more beneficial rate on production
of their latest tax assessment (IT34) in which all rebates are reflected. Hospital
general wards costs range from R26 to R250 for a private patient & out-
patients from R13 -R55 (Nov 94). Details from Citizens' Advice Bureau, tel
422-0500 or ARP&P 531-1768. Private hospitals generally require a deposit &
fees range from R355.
Stroke Care Private Physiotherapy Clinic, Leipoldt House, 59 Mile End, Diep
River. Tel 72-7204 (see also Stroke Clubs).
Trauma Counselling Centre for victims of political violence, Cowley Centre,
District Six. Tel 45-7373 open 8.30 am to 5 pm.
Visitors to Hospitals needing accommodation see under Accommodation.
MOTOR NEURONE DISEASE Support Group. Tel Mrs Feldman 685-4153.
OMBUDSMAN - DENTAL -tel 080 011 3334. Problems with treatment or
fees will be investigated at no charge.
NURSING SERVICES - See also telephone directory Yellow Pages
Adventist Nursing Service - Non-profit organisation. Night & day nursing
services. Prices on application. Tel 25-4119.
Fish Hoek Home Nursing Service
63A Central Circle, Fish Hoek. Tel 782-5961 Sr Mocke. Entrance fee R50.
Membership R13,50 per month ensures a professional nurse is on cal1 24 hours
a day. Available presently to Fish Hoek residents only & will pay greatly
reduced fees for nursing care. Simonstown subs R25. Tel Sr Hart 786-1242.
Lauderdale Nurses Bureau
3 Haven House, Mains Avenue, Kenilworth. Ambulance rates R99 for fIrst
hour providing invoice paid within 14 days. Tel 762-5055.
Nursing Atlantic Home Care - Camps Bay to City Bowl - membership R50
monthly sub R15. Nursing care R20 for 3 hours. Tel Sr Derbyshire 418-4616
Code 9122 or write Box 32346, Camps Bay, 8040.
Private Nurses Practioners - For cost effective nursing needs/treatment
assessment. Tel Estele Harkess 58-4234.
Rotary Nurses -Tel 531-3429 if no reply A/H 21-5400 page 43100.
Robin Trust Nursing Services - provides to members of3 month standing at
reduced rate of R10 for first hour. Entrance fee R50 & retainer at R15 per
month for 55 year olds & upward depending on age. Tel 47-1565 for further
information. Branches at Constantia, Pinelands, Rondebosch & Thornton.
Persons suffering from mental troubles should see a doctor who will, if neces-
sary, refer them to a a specialist or hospital. In case of urgency, they may be
taken to the Casualty Department of a provincial hospital.
Cape Mental Health Society
Private Bag X7, Obs, 7935. Tel 47-9040. They give advice & assistance.
National Health and Welfare - Private Bag X12, Bellville. Run a number of
weekly/monthly clinics. For details of nearest clinic tel 948-2551.
The St John Ambulance Foundation
80 Darling St, Cape Town. Tel 461-8420. Offers washing/bathing to sick &
frail persons - cared for at home on a voluntary basis but asks for a donation.
NURSING -See Medical Services
Manna Community Food Service sells nutritional foods including soup,
canned fish, powdered milk, Pronutro & soya bean products to the general pub-
lic at the lowest possible prices. Obtainable at their shop at 398 Albert Rd, Salt
River. Tel 47-2240. Also at Crypt Centre, Baptist Church Hall (see meals), at
Widows Caring Service & Red Cross Hospital. Open Door, Wynberg. ..continued..
Outlets: Westridge, Rocklands, Lentegeur & Clinics (Mitchells Plain),
Nyanga, Crossroads, Khayelitsha, Lavistown, Belhar & Atlantis Clinics
(Saxon Sea & Protea Park), Philippi, Site C Guguletu, Leonsdale, Beacon
Valley Rent Office, Red Cross Hospital, Tafelsig, Salt River TB Clinic,
Groenvlei, Vasco, Parow, Durbanville, Kasselsvlei & Bothasig Clinics. Hout
Bay Clinic: Main Rd & Harbour, Oceanview, Simon's Town & Atlantis. Also
6 mobile Units. Tel 47-2240.
Compassion - 71 Klipfontein Rd, Rondebosch. Tel 689-3689. Supplies
Wonder Boxes at R25 & Economic Ovens at R18.
OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS - Group for recovering eating disorder suf-
ferers. Meets every Tues 7.30 pm, NGK Church Hall, c/o Hof & Orange St.
Tel Jennie 794-5593 evenings Beulah 438- 7148.
PARKINSONS -Parkinsonian Association, Box 1146, Lonehill, JHB 2062,
Tel 011 792-4982. Books: "When bad things happen to good people" &
"Caregivers Guide" available from Association.
Sr Macready, Constantia Clinic. Tel 794-5908 runs group at St James Church,
Kenilworth. Also tel Sr D Isaacs 404-3198 every 2nd Thurs at 10 am in the
lecture room Old Groote Schuur Hospital, Observatory.
For men aged 65 & women 60 & over. War veterans may apply at 60. Proof of
age must be given &, in case of war veterans, proof of war service. As pen-
sions are paid according to a means test; proof of income, (ie cash, fixed prop-
erty) & ID book must be produced. A list of required documents is obtainable
from either Provincial Administration of the Western Cape, Dept of Social
Services, 48 Queen Victoria St, Cape Town, tel 24-6020 / Old Sanlam
Building, Bellville, tel 946-3366; or Maynards Plaza, c/o Maynard & Station
Rds, Wynberg, tel 799-4043 / Aandrag Building, Modderdam Rd, Bellville, tel
948-0950. Or write to Provincial Administration of the Western Cape, Dept of
Social Services, Box 131, Cape Town, 8000 / Minelli House, Buitenkant St, tel
462-3960. Other addresses include CPA Athlone, Bohfin Centre, St Georges
Rd & Nova Domus, Voortrekker Rd, Goodwood. Tel 592-5080 or 462-3960
for details of which branch is nearest you.
War Veterans Pensions are payable from age 60 for both sexes but if proof of
any disability that prevents work at an earlier age, an application can be made
provided proof of service is produced (this includes the Korean War). The
means test does not apply to 1st world war veterans or earlier. All applicants
must be South African Citizens & produce proof of residence for 5 out of the
preceding 10 years. Pension currently R410.
Africans: Home Affairs - SATS Building, Voortrekker Rd (behind Caltex
Garage), Parow. Tel 930-2390. If no ID book, go to Home Affairs Office,
Airport Industria. Tel 386-2310, take your birth certificate or Reference Book.
If you have an ID book, go to:
Khayelitsha, Site B or Resource Centre -Mondays, tel 361-3410.
Nyanga, Zolani Centre -Tuesdays, tel 31-0202.
Guguletu, Ikwezi Centre -Wednesday, tel 637-4962.
Langa, Monwabisi -Thursday, tel 694-1835.
Provincial Administration of the Western Cape Pensions Dept Private Bag
X8, Goodwood, 7460.
Pension payments in the townships can now be made at mobile units or from
the Post Office. This has successfully reduced the queuing time for pension
collection considerably. Registration has begun for similar systems for all local
pensioners. Currently registration is taking place for areas on the Cape Flats.
Areas such as Rout Bay register on 21 July at Anglican Church Hall. Strand on
11 and 14 August at the Strand Library Hall. For registration details in your
area contact Nisec, te1 948-3131 or your local Post Office.
When a pensioner is too ill to collect the pension personally, a member of the
family may use a "Casual Illness" form obtainable from the Post Office. If,
after two months, the inability still exists, a medical certificate to this effect
must be obtainable from a doctor & a special Power of Attorney from the Post
Pensioners who wish to have their pensions paid into a bank must make writ-
ten application to the Provincial Administration of the Western Cape Depart of
Social Services. Alternatively, collect a bank form (BGW 4/5) from 48 Queen
Victoria St or nearest Magistrate's Office. This must be completed by the bank
& returned to the office from which it was obtained.
Note: All social pensioners are required to register under the Nisec Scheme
even if they wish to collect their pension in the same way as before.
CPA Pension Payment Queries - Private Bag X7, Goodwood, 7450.
PEN PAL CLUB for the disabled write to Penpal Club Assoc; for the physi-
cally disabled Private Bag XI, Parkview, 2122.
PETS - Peoples Dispensary for Sick Animals - Tarentaal Rd, Bridgetown.
Tel 638-5134. Free dispensary from underprivileged persons owning pets.
PHYSICALLY DISABLED - See also Medical Equipment & Pensions
Persons who have a mobility problem should apply for information & advice
to the Association for Physically Disabled (Western Cape ), 71 Klipfontein Rd,
Rondebosch. Tel 685-4153. One off and prototype tools etc, occasionally made
for the disabled & hospitals by the Bio Med Engineering Dept, c/o George &
William St, Observatory. Tel 404-6127, John Ireland.
Chair Lifts - Obtainable from Sabiem Elevators (Pty) Ltd. 10, 3rd St,
Montague Gardens. Tel 52-3114.
Clubs Physically disabled persons who have a disability pension may join the
ARP&P at age 35.
Disability Grant -To apply for a grant a medical certificate (form WC1) must
be obtained from the hospital, Clinic or doctor (see Pensions entry for details
of where to go to make the application). The same means test as for a social
pension and proof of assets and identity documents must accompany your
application. In addition 'Last Employer' form or affidavit regarding your
inability to carry out your previous job.
Import Duties on special equipment have been waived since Feb 94. Contact
the National Council for the Disabled Box 426, Mellville, 2109.
Tel 011 762-8040 for permits. For further information tel 685-4153.
Parking bays for the disabled
Southern suburbs, apply first, with doctors certificate & 2 passport size photos
plus R12 admin fee, to Association for the Physically Disabled Rehab Centre,
Loerie Rd, Bridgetown or Box 237, Athlone, 7760. Tel Miss Cloete 637-1204.
Northern suburbs, apply for application forms to Local Traffic Dept, Bellville.
Requires that you take forms to Dr Ackerman, Room 13, 1st floor, Libertas
Building, Goodwood for completion. Tel 592-4173.
Project Daphne -Temporary relief for family members caring for disabled at
home (all age groups). Arranges lifts, runs errands etc. Branches: Plumstead 10
am- 1 pm, tel 797-8525, Claremont 10 am - 1 pm, tel 61-8494, Milnerton 9
am - noon, te1 511-1588.
Rachel Swart Fund - Assist needy paralysed with immediate help and equip-
ment. 71 Klipfontein Rd, Rondebosch. Tel 689-8376.
Wheel Chairs - Made/repaired by Decaire, Buttskop Rd, Blackheath.
Tel 905-2026. See also Cheshire Home for Disabled - under Accommodation
St Giles Association for the Handicapped - Tel 689-8328.
PRESCRIPTIONS -Some pharmacies give up to 25% cash discounts on
doctors prescriptions & advertise details-in-house -enquire around!
SA Psoriasis Assoc. Tel Zerina 72-3014 a/h & Doreen 557-6903 o/h.
RAPE CRISIS CLINIC Tel 47-9762.
RATES -Cape Town Municipality
Where the owner, who occupies a single unit of property (including sectional
title) is over 65 (men), 60 (women), the total income of self & spouse is not
more than Rl 110 (as at 1/7/1992) a month & the valuation of land plus build-
ing not more than R45 000 (or to R160 000 if new valuations), applications
may be made in writing to the City Treasurer, Box 655, Cape Town for a 50%
rebate on earnings up to R700, thereafter a rebate reduction of 1% for every
additional R10 earned. Tel toll free 080 122-7788.
In the event of a dispute, City Ombudsman is Ron Delport.
In other areas, enquiries should be made at the Municipal Offices as to whether
rebates are granted.
RENT CONTROL - Write to Rent Board, 103 Parliament Towers, Plein St.
Protected tenant (A) person who was 70 years old when premises were decon-
trolled (B) de-controlled flats occupied by a single parent with dependents
whose present income is less than R1 250 - or a married couple whose income
does not exceed R2 000 per month. Tel 419-5750.
RESOURCE CENTRE GERIATRIC & COMMUNITY HEALTH SER-
VICE Libertas Hosp Tel 591-6115 Community Centre Ext 2310 for further
information (aims to replace the old Bromilow Downing Centre). Wide variety
of chronic and debilitating diseases, rehabilitations and day care services.
RETIREMENT (See also Unemployment)
Western Province Retirement Council - 2126 Nasionale Pers Centre,
Heerengracht. Tel 25-4635. Monday to Friday 9 am to 12.45 pm. Individual
counseling and/or courses on planning for retirement. These courses will be
held this year (1995) 18/19 July 15/16 Aug, 12/13 Sept, 17/18 Oct, 14/15 Nov.
Cost including refreshments R100 single. R150 per couple.
SAFETY - "Safety for Senior Citizens" -a guide available from SA Police
HQ, Rooms 2 & 3, Buitenkant St, Cape Town or from local police stations.
Emergency/Panic Alarm System - Reduced monthly rental to pensioners
from On Line Burglar Alarms. Tel 761-2681.
SENIORS CLUBS/SERVICE CENTRES
Refer to CPOA Information Manual for full list or phone 686-7830.
Comprehensive details of all service centres and clubs in the Peninsula can also
be obtained from the Citizen's Advice Bureau, CTC Building, Plein St, Cape
Town. Tel 461-7218.
Scrabble Cape Town Scrabble Club meets every Mon 7.45 pm. Tel 439-1621.
SHOOTING CLUB - Lions Head Shooting Club offers to teach principles of
revolver usage. No charge but small donation to Regimentals Fund would be
appreciated. Contact Lt van Zy1 75-1110 or Ray Roos 61-7500.
SMALL CLAIMS COURT
Private persons monetary claims up to R3 000. For jurisdiction details & how
to institute claims, apply Clerk of the Court, Magistrates Court, Wynberg, tel
761-9130 ext 2266/7 or Citizens Advice Bureau, 422-0500.
SPECTACLES (See also Medical Services - Eye Clinics)
Frames Unlimited - Pensioners less 25% Cnr St George's & Waterkant St. Tel
25-3430. Shop 59, N1 City, Goodwood. Tel 595-1310. Shop 031, The Atrium,
Claremont. Tel 61-2954.
Operation Brightsight Lions Club
Spectacles at R35 per pair. Send prescription to Operation Brightsight, PO Box
93109, Yeoville 2143. Tel 011 487-1944.
See also ARP&P Discount Directory.
STROKE SUPPORT - For full list see CPOA Info Manual or tel 96-7232
(see also Medical Services Clinics)
Stroke Aid Society Box 51283, Raedene 2124. Tel 011 786-8749. Have new
book "Living with Stroke".
Western Province Branch of SA Soc of Physiotherpay have excellent Video
& Care book available in English & Xhosa. Price including postage - approx
R108. Tel 531-2717 between 8.30 & 11.30 weekdays.
CMR Bellville Seniors Centre Support Groups & Stroke Care
Mondays 10 am. Tel 948-8514.
SWIMMING -See Amenities
TAX REBATE ON AIDS FOR THE DISABLED -Tax rebates can general-
Iy be claimed for alterations made to your house car or any equipment needed
for any expense over R500. Proof of expenditure is required.
Installation & transfer at reduced fees to social pensioners & others including
the blind, with a pension of less than R390 per month. Telephone installation
fee now R42,18. Rental will be held at R26,11 if application is made by social
pensioners to the Post Office. Telkom Info Line 080 012 255. ?
Telephone Search Service - Phone Electronic Yellow Pages 10118 at no extra
cost to yourself, it will help you find the source of most products and/or ser-
vices. Let this service do your worrying!
Airlines - Overseas travellers should enquire from individual airlines whether
discounts are available for pensioners & should note that British Airways run
a very useful Health Travel Requirements Advisory Service. Tel 419-3172.
Generally speaking there are few discounts aimed at senior passengers on local
flights but there are early booking flight discounts & reduced prices for late
local flights when planes have empty seats.
Golden Arrow Bus Service
Over the age of 65 concessions available on any scheduled bus between 8 am
& 4 pm Monday to Friday. All day, weekends & public holidays. BUT appli-
cant must call at Tollgate House, (Bus stop 69 in Sir Lowry Rd) between 10
am & 11 am Monday to Friday to collect a special photographic Seniors' Pass.
Must produce proof of age (ID is best). Enquiries (toll-free) 080 121 2111.
Cross Country Bus Services - Greyhound Citiliners 20% but not on specials.
Booking through Computicket tel 418-4310.
Inter-Cape Ferreira Coaches CT - PE. Day & night trips R20 reduction.
Tel 386-4400. Also family discounts available.
Translux Express to main centres, no discounts but watch for specials.
Transkei Blue Line 10% for over 60. Transkei & Ciskei. Tel 981-2185.
Railways - Transnet Ltd 40% for over 60 on main lines only, excepting
school holidays, countrywide service. Tel 405-3871. Also investigate coupé
TV LICENCES - Persons over 70, those with disability grant maintenance,
war veterans or social pensioners can obtain their licences at a reduced fee -
currently R54 -on production of ID Book, but must not be living with family.
Further information from the Post Office. 430-8335.
TV PROGRAMME - Golden Years. 9.30 am Tues, Thur, Sat on NNTV.
UNEMPLOYMENT - Persons who retire from work when reaching pension-
able age may apply for benefits & will be treated in the same way as unem-
ployed but must be available to work. Persons who retire early due to ill-health,
require a medical certificate. Application to be made to the Dept of Manpower
Utilisation, Thomas Boydell Bdg, Parade St. Tel 460-5006 & 460-5911.
VOLUNTARY AID - Feeling bored? Why not lend a useful hand?
Bergvliet/Meadowridge Senior's Club Needs drivers 1st & 3rd Tuesday.
Ann Graves tel 72-3551.
CAFDA Training & development programmes tel 706-2050.
Charity Bargain Shops - Charity Bargain Shops like St Giles urgently need
unwanted home utensils, clothing etc to sell.
Groote Schuur Hospital Require voluntary helpers (distribute magazines etc).
Tel 404-2019 between 9 am & 12.30 pm.
Lifeline Courses for aspirant counselors. Tel 461-1111.
Nyanga Welfare Requires helpers. Tel 761-3843.
National Cancer Association Requires clothing for home patients.
Project Daphne Sea Point needs helpers urgently. Tel 689-1086.
Service Dining Rooms Cantebury St, urgently requires helpers 12 to 1 week-
days. Tel Mrs Docking 452-390.
The St John Ambulance Foundation Requires volunteers for training as
home carers. Enquiries Sister Alphino, tel 461-8420.
Volunteer Centre (Formerly Voluntary Aid Bureau) Borwick House, 82
Bree St, Cape Town. Tel 23-1634. Interesting jobs for volunteers with time to
help the community.
Shopping Centres - Cavendish, tel 64-3052. Kenilworth Centre, tel 61-5925.
Maynard Mall, Wynberg, tel 761-1957. Booking essential.
Pick 'n Pay motorised wheel chairs generally available at Constantia, N1 City,
Kistenbosch Gardens (Information Office), tel 761-9356.
Waterfront Info Bureau, SA National Gallery & Natale Labia Museum.
Advice is obtainable from accountants, attorneys, banks, trust companies & a
very useful booklet "Financial Planning Guide" is available from Meals on
Wheels, Box 57497, Springfield, 2137.
Housewive's League - " A guide to funerals and wills" at R2,50. Send postal
order to Box 23214, Claremont 7735. Tel 64-2407.
YOGA- Ananda Kutir Yoga Centre. Tel 696-1821.
Groote Schuur : 021-404-9111
Tygerberg : 021-938-4911
Red Cross Childrens Hospital : 021-658-5111
Red Cross Hospital : 021-689-5227
Tygerberg : 021-931-6129
Flying Squad 10111
SEA RESCUE 021-405-3500
or Flying Squad 10111 or nearest Police Station
LIFE LINE 021-461-1111
METRO EMERGENCY SERVICE 021-948-9900
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