Ubuntu Senior Center

The Ubuntu Senior Citizens Centre in Ivory Park 2 received gym equipment, food and blankets to help them combat sickness and the winter blues!


Diabetes, high blood pressure and arthritis are common diseases associated with old age, but the elderly can keep such sicknesses at bay by doing a couple of minutes of exercise every day. Sometimes it’s as simple as doing a bit of light walking!

The Ubuntu Senior Citizens Centre is located in Ivory Park 2. A year ago the centre received a massive donation from the Gauteng Department Social Development and EDS Projects. They donated important gym equipment for the elderly to use.

The Active Ageing Programme, a social development initiative, is aimed at improving the quality of life and introducing a healthy lifestyle for the elderly

“The gym equipment is for physical exercise but we have also been encouraging them to eat nutritious food, balanced meals and we discouraged them from drinking too much alcohol,” MEC Mayathula-Khoza.

EDS Projects donated nutritional food and warm blankets to the elderly. This was also done to ensure the elderly received proper nutritional meals for their bodies requirements and adequate warmth at night from blankets.

Since the gym was installed the senior citizens at the Ubuntu centre have taken full advantage of it! They start the morning dancing, singing and exercising with the other senior citizens that join each day. The centre has a few other perks as well!

The centre is open five days a week and provides a variety of activities, like sewing, bead work, arts and crafts, spiritual motivation, indigenous games, Khari-kude and gym activities.

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