After nearly a decade of actively serving on various Rand Aid Association committees, Thornhill Manor resident Ann Raats (82) is taking a backseat in the affairs of the village. Continue reading Active Ann to take a backseat
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
Residents from Rand Aid Association’s Thornhill Manor, Ann Raats, Erna Lloyd and Lorna Turner, were among the art lovers who attended a recent exhibition of craft items painted on ceramics, fabric, wood and canvas. Continue reading Thornhill Manor art
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.