Frail care centre opened

Manyretired citizens of Henties Bay can now be assisted with medical care.

03 December 2018 | Infrastructure

The Wallace Theron Frail Care Unit was officially opened by the Lions Club district governor Rocky Wright in Henties Bay last week Friday.

The unit, situated at 7 Seemeeu Street, was handed over by the Lions Club to the Frail Care Association of Henties Bay.

Nearly 800 of the Henties Bay's inhabitants are retired. Without an old age home and a hospital with only one doctor, home care became the answer.

The construction of the Frail Care Association's centre would accommodate those who are no longer able to be treated at their homes. It soon became clear that the centre does not have enough room for the needs and care of patients and it was expanded to cater to the growing needs of the elderly.

The Lions bought the land and built the centre. It will remain the property of the Lions Club Henties Bay.

The Frail Care Association purchased land for future expansion. The provision of accommodation for Alzheimer patients is also an urgent need.

Lions International was founded in 1917 as an independent service organisation with thousands of clubs around the world. It provides humanitarian services in the communities where the clubs were founded.

The Lions of Henties Bay was founded by 11 members in 2016. It initially served as a branch of Swakopmund, but soon became a fully-fledged club which currently consists of 37 members.

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