Independent living now available at Wedge Gardens

Rand Aid Association in Whitney Gardens now offers independent living to men over the age of 50 who are able to live independently but function better in a somewhat structured environment.

The centre, which is run by NPO Rand Aid, recognises that people who have battled addiction issues in the past, or who have overcome other challenges, may need a more nurturing environment in which to live.

Offered on a full board and lodge basis in a secure environment, the accommodation is aimed at people who function in society and hold down a job or volunteer position, but who find it difficult to cope in a totally independent environment.

Although medical assistance exists in the case of an emergency, care facilities are not offered.

Whilst the accommodation wing is situated on the same grounds as Rand Aid’s substance abuse treatment centre, it is set some distance away and has a separate entrance. However, access control is in place to prevent alcohol or drugs from being brought onto the premises.

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