Golden Oldies
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You can say a lot about a society, by the way they treat their elderly and in South Africa, we hope to honour our golden oldies; showering them in love, kindness and friendship.


South Africa (11 January 2024) – The ageing population (globally) is living longer and longer, a part of life that many have not entirely planned for. Many of South Africa’s elderly find themselves struggling financially or from loneliness. We can support these golden oldies by lending a helping hand, listening to tales of their wild youths or just making sure they have something to keep them busy.

Every year, since the start of the pandemic in 2020, the Good Things Guy team has been working on these charity lists. This list features all the organisations working to protect and support the elderly.

There are many ways to lend a helping hand, whether financially, donating food items to care homes, visiting with delicious baked goods, donating entertainment such as books, dvds, puzzles and board games, or even wool (so they can knit granny squares for charitable causes – see that list here). Making a fuss of our golden oldies means there is less sadness and loneliness in the world. So without further ado, let’s get helping!

If we have missed an organisation or charity, please email, and we will add it soonest; kindly supply the relevant links as well as which province they work in, the NPO/NGO/NPC registration details and a brief description of what the organisation does.

Please note, this is a working list, so keep sending through your charities, and we will keep adding them!

South Africa

Eastern Cape

Free State


  • Gerald Fitzpatrick House and Nursing Home (Working in Berthams) – Website / Facebook
  • Kindness Like Confetti JHB (Working in Linden) – Website / Facebook
  • Soweto Home for the Aged (Working in Soweto) – WebsiteFacebook
  • Wings of Inspiration Elderly Care Centre (Working in Randfontein) – Website / Facebook


  • Issy Geshen Home for the Aged (Working in Lamontville) – Website / Facebook
  • The Association for the Aged (Working throughout KZN) – Website / Facebook
  • The Robin Hood Foundation (Working in Westville) – Website / Facebook


  • Hlayisekani Nursing Home (Working in Lilydale, Outer Sabi Sands) – Website / Facebook

Western Cape

  • Hilltoppers Senior Club (Working in Westlake) – Facebook
  • Ikamva Labantu (Working in Cape Town) – Website / Facebook
  • Neighbourhood Old Age Homes (NOAH), (Working in Cape Town) – Website / Facebook
  • Senior Santa Shoebox (Working in Cape Peninsula) – Facebook
  • Wynberg Society for the Aged T/A Douglas Murray Home for the Aged (Working in Wynberg) – Website / Facebook.

Sources: Various (Linked Above) 
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Tyler Leigh Vivier is a writer for Good Things Guy.

Her passion is to spread good news across South Africa with a big focus on environmental issues, animal welfare and social upliftment. Outside of Good Things Guy, she is an avid reader and lover of tea.

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