Ann Goodfellow believes in counting her blessings. A resident of Rand Aid Association’s Thornhill Manor retirement village, she gives thanks every day for life’s little gifts – and helps scores of other people do the same. Continue reading Thornhill Manor resident – author of six books
Thornhill Manor held its Family Fun Day and Fete on Saturday, October 3. “What a successful day. The weather was great and the sun was shining. The atmosphere was electric with crowds coming in from around the area,” says Thornhill Manor deputy manager Jackie Scott. Continue reading Thornhill Manor fete a real crowd puller
Seventy years ago, when the world was still reeling from World War II, a friendship was forged between two teenage girls. Today, their faces may tell the tale of lives well lived but the glow of companionship remains undimmed in their eyes. Continue reading 40-year card captures the spirit of enduring friendship
Protea passion … Thornhill Manor resident Dawn Burls gets much joy from this magnificent Pincushion Protea bush that is the pride of her garden in the Rand Aid Association retirement village. Continue reading Garden glory at Thornhill Manor
Over 14 years ago, the late Noel Hinton and his wife Joan were the first people to sign up as life right residents of Rand Aid Association’s new Thornhill Manor retirement village. Continue reading Thornhill Manor counts its blessings
After 14 years at NPO Rand Aid Association, Sister Merle Anderson has left patient files and blood pressure cuffs behind her and is enjoying a well-deserved retirement. Continue reading Sister Merle retires
Eunice de Jager decided, at the age of 76, to do her first tandem skydive. Her jump took place on April 5 through the Johannesburg Skydiving Club in Carletonville. “It was the most amazing and exhilarating experience ever,” says the resident of Rand Aid Association retirement village Thornhill Manor. She flew from the Panaroma Airfield to the skydiving club in a small plane owned and piloted by her son Theo.
Started six years ago by resident Wendy Hunt, the Thornhill Manor Garden Club is blooming. With over 30 members today, the group meets on a monthly basis to share gardening tips and anecdotes. At the March 20 meeting, Trevyn Riekert of the Garden Shop chatted to the club members about fuschias, which are popular in pots and baskets. With the Modderfontein-based Rand Aid retirement village boasting landscaped gardens and beautiful water features, the garden club members are never short of inspiration. Pictured are chairwoman Wendy Hunt and Dawn Burls with the beautiful Proteas that were grown by Dawn and raffled off at the meeting.
The Thornhill Manor Probus Club held its Induction Dinner on March 17 at the Rand Aid Association retirement village in Modderfontein. Seventy-six members enjoyed a delicious meal and a chance to interact with their peers, all former captains of industry, professionals and businessmen. Entertaining Robbie Vermont, himself a resident of Thornhill Manor, was MC and special guest was Rotary Edenvale President Pam Kemp. The 2015 President is Desmond Edgar, who was overseas on the night. Vice President is Bob Davies, Secretary Edna Magua, Treasurer Don Gaynam, while Enid Dixon and Jenny Brownson are committee members. Pictured are Frayne Mathijs and Jen Cruickshank, who assisted in the running of the evening; Pam and Archie Kemp and Esme Erasmus (Thornhill Manor Manager).
For they are jolly good fellows… Jen Cruickshank won the Thornhill Manor raffle and accepting her prize at the Rand Aid retirement village’s recent St Patrick’s dinner was husband John Cruickshank (bottom), with a little help from fellow resident Robbie Vermont. The prize was donated by the village’s sewing circle and all proceeds went towards purchasing wool to make much-needed blankets, scarves, beanies and gloves for the underprivileged.
Thornhill Manor residents Terence and Barbara Riley enjoyed the blarney at the Rand Aid Association retirement village’s St Patrick’s dinner on March 12. Held in the village’s community centre, 66 residents enjoyed a traditional Irish meal followed by dancing and Irish coffees.