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“Home is the starting place of love, hope & dreams. The magic of a home is that it feels good to leave and even better to come back. Home is where love resides, memories are created, friends always belong and laughter never ends”

 

Mission Statement 

 

"The Boksburg Society For The Aged strives to obtain and maintain a high standard of patient care providing a safe and secure environment, in which to care for frail and dependent adults of all ages without prejudice to race, colour and/or social standing. The society also strives to caret to the physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs of all residents emphasizing man’s right to dignity and respect."

 

HISTORY OF COSMOS HOME FOR THE AGED

 

  • The Health Department of Boksburg town council realized the need for a old age home in the area, so together with the service organisations, staff and community, funds were gratefully raised and creche in Comet was changed into Edelweiss Old Age Home.

  • The rooms available in Edelweiss however were by far not capable of accommodating the amount of elderly in need of care.

  • The municipality then donated land in Van Dyk Park to build Cosmos Home For The Aged.

  • In March 1988 the residents of Edelweiss were proudly transferred to The Cosmos Home For The Aged.

  • Cosmos Home For The Aged is registered as an Old Age Home for 225 frail residents.

 

                                                   DISA HOUSE

DISA HOUSE  is based in Comet, Boksburg and is an ordinary house in the community where 9 older persons live. These Older Persons need affordable accommodation. They function independently, but still need to provide for their own breakfast and supper.

 

                                                EDELWEISS

EDELWEISS is based in Lemoen Stree in Van Dyk Park (opposite Cosmos). Four Older Persons live independently and also receive a cooked meal everyday from Cosmos.

 

                                             COSMOS

At COSMOS HOME we care for 225 physically frail Older Persons. Only 60 years and older are admitted. The home comprises of 6 units.

 

     Services Provided by the Home

 

  • 3 Balanced Meals per day

  • Medical Practitioner from Government available to residents once a week that do not have a medical aid.

  • Social Work Services

  • 24 hour nursing staff on duty

  • Social activities by social workers to help promote mental activity e.g. library, bingo club

  • Laundry Services

  • Hairdresser

  • White Elephant Secondhand Shop

  • 24 hour security

Social Services & Activities

 

Some of the Social Services &

Activities provided by our Social Workers to Stimulate Physical and Mental activity and wellness.

 

Various Fundraising Events &

Markets Provided additional entertainment to our residents.

We look forward to extending our services to include Excursion in the future.

Bingo

Library

Church

Gym

Movies

Kareoke

Chair Gym

Fabric Painting

Social Knitting

 

Activities Schedule

 

  1. Bingo                                                                                                                                  Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 13h00 – 15h00

  2. Library                                                                                                                      Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 09h00 – 10h00

  3. Gym                                                                                                                                      Tuesday and Thursday from 09h30 – 11h00

  4. Chair Gym                                                                                                                                    Arranged personally with each resident

  5. Church                                                                                                                                      Tuesday and Friday from 11h00 – 12h00

  6. Knitting                                                                                                                              Every morning from 09h30

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Cosmos Unit:

Nurse’s Station 

Dining Hall

Cosmos Units:

Rooms: Single 

Rooms: Double

Cosmos Sunroom

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Alzheimzer's Unit:

  @BSFA

 

      Alzheimzer’s Unit:

  • Boksburg Society for the Aged has an Alzheimer’s Unit with 30 beds which render specialized care to persons with dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease

    Medical Practitioner from Government available to residents once a week that do not have a medical aid.

  • 3 Balanced Meals per day

  • Social Work Services

  • 24 hour nursing staff on duty

  • Social activities by social workers to help promote mental

 

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive disorder that causes brain cells to waste away (degenerate and die.) Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia – a continuous decline in thinking, behavioral and social skills that disrupts a persons ability to function independently.

 

   

 Fundraising

Fundraising plays a vital role in keeping our Society running & functioning.

We wouldn’t be able to do it without the support of our local community.

 

 

Categories of Sponsorship

 

(011) 915 – 5416

083 306 1593

fundraising@bsfa.co.za

Section 18A Certificates can be provided to those that meet the criteria.

Room Sponsorship 

myschool Cards  

In – Kind Donations  

White Elephant

Store 

Wish List Sponsorship's  

Fundraising Events & Promotions

Membership 

Wish List 

 

(011) 915 – 5416

083 306 1593

fundraising@bsfa.co.za

Section 18A Certificates can be provided to those that meet the criteria.

Laundry

  • Industrial Irons

  • Industrial Washing Machines

  • Ironing Boards

  • Curtains

  • Laundry Trollleys

  • Duvet Covers, Sheet, Pillow Cases

Admin

  • Printers

  • Printing Paper

  • Garden Furniture

  • Surveillance Cameras

  • DC Fix

  • Stationary

Maintenance

  • Hand Tools

  • Paint

  • Doors

  • Power Tools

  • Tiles

  • Building & Maintenance Supplies

Fundraising

  • Marketing Banners

  • Marketing Material

  • Raffle & Auction Prizes

  • Printing Sponsorships

  • In – kind donations required for Promotions & Events

Nappy Room

  • Adult Nappies ( All Sizes

  • Care packs, Consisting of Shampoo, conditioner, Soap, Toothbrushes, toothpaste ect

 

     

 

Our Society invites you to like our Facebook page to see our fundraising events and promotions calendar, fundraising initiatives and support received from our community.

 

 

To sign up to our database and receive our society’s official newsletter “The Cosmos Times” kindly email fundraising@bsfa.co.za