What a wonderful way to start the new year for Community Chest Durban with the donation of R250 000’s worth of vitamins from Ascendis Health to the elderly living in old age homes in the greater Durban area.
The residents at Aryan Benevolent Home, Ilungelo Labadala, Issy Geshen Lamont Home, KwaMashu Christian Care Society, Sparks Estate Cheshire Home and Zimbambeleni Old Age Home, received a range of vitamins from Ascendis.
Vitamins help the body to rebuild and work the way it should. There are 13 essential vitamins and each have different jobs to help keep the body working properly. Some help to resist infections and keep nerves healthy, while others may help the body get energy from food or help blood clot properly.
The donation comprised of a combination of the following vitamins: Solal Brain Booster, Solal Vitamin B12, Solal Bio Calmeg for bones and joints, Bettaway Bottawomen Multivitamin and Dr Reackeweg Rhinopulsan Sinusitus drops.
B vitamins play a vital role in maintaining good health and well-being. As the building blocks of a healthy body, B vitamins have a direct impact on energy levels, brain function, and cell metabolism.
According to Thokoza Joyi from Ilungelo Labadala Multipurpose Centre, the vitamins are greatly appreciated as they assist those in their care to stay healthy.
Roger Gangadoo, from Sparks Estate Cheshire Home, thanked Community Chest Durban for their loyal support and vitamin donation to their residents. “We are grateful to all those who help in various ways and appreciate your kindness and generosity,” says Roger Gangadoo.
The Aryan Benevolent Home provides 24-hour loving care to residents which include the aged, frail, abused women and children. “It is because of your benevolence that we can create a warm home away from home. Thank you very much for always assisting our residents and for helping us to care, share and serve,” concludes Kish Chetty, Marketing Manager of The Aryan Benevolent Home.