EAST ROTARY CLUB
"BUDDY SYSTEM" PROJECT
Heather Withers, Alfred Lubhede and PP
BUDDY SYSTEM OF CARE
AT DEVETSHOF RETIREMENT VILLAGE
DeWetshof Retirement Village is run by the Municipal Housing Department of
houses one hundred pensioners. Sister
Heather Withers, who runs a Clinic there every Thursday, is sponsored
Flower Foundation Retirement Homes as part of their Social Investment
Program. She is pictured here with vital
members of the BUDDY SYSTEM which has been implemented in DeWetshof Village,
as part the residents’ safety and support structure.
from the Rotary Club of Johannesburg East was concerned about the
welfare and she with Sister Heather discussed what happens when anyone
ill, or falls and is unable to call for help.
This was particularly highlighted when one unfortunate resident
tragically found five days after he had died.
<>A sturdy plastic
flip chart system for the residents to display in their window was
designed. The display which illustrates
a day of the week serves as a sign that residents are well. There is
“Away” sign for when they are on holiday or in hospital.
Foundation and the generous donation from Rotary the system is in place.
schedule of this Buddy System is carried out daily by the Handyman
Lubhede (in picture) and help can be summoned speedily.
All that remains is that the residents
remember which day of the week it is!
information please contact: Past
President Genie Wright
+2783 306 3719 PP Genie Wright