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Cruising with Enliven’s elders

Cruising with Enliven’s elders

Kilmarnock Heights Home resident Jacquie Brooky.

Classic cars. Fast cars. Unique cars. Residents of Kilmarnock Heights Home in Berhampore recently got a taste of traveling in vehicle style, and are hoping other car enthusiasts will share their passion.

When Kilmarnock Heights Home resident Jacquie Brooky celebrated her birthday recently she was surprised when a luxury model Jaguar turned up on the doorstep to take her, and the other residents, for a spin around Island Bay.

“Jacquie is always spoiling everybody on their birthdays by making them special personalised cards and surprises,” says the home’s recreation officer Annelize Steyn.

“This time we wanted to organise something special for her.”
Cruising in the Jaguar was a first for some residents and brought back fond memories for others.

“It was a beautiful sunny day and it’s not something the residents get to do every day, so it was a great surprise,” says Annelize.

For Jacquie, who has been a resident of Kilmarnock Heights Home for eight years, the surprise made her day.

“It was wonderful and a very pleasant little trip. The driver was lovely,” says Jacquie.

With a taste of vehicle style enjoyed by all, Kilmarnock Heights Home is now hoping that some local classic car owners might to pay them a visit to show off their beloved cars and to take residents for short drives.

“We love having contact with our local community and classic cars bring back a lot of fond memories for our residents, plus it’s something very memorable for them. We’d love to hear from anyone who might be interested in paying us a visit,” says Annelize.

Kilmarnock Heights Home is operated by Enliven, part of the not-for-profit organisation Presbyterian Support Central, and provides rest home and respite care as well as a popular day guest programme.

For more information about Kilmarnock Heights Home, or to discuss visiting the home, located at 20 Morton Street in Berhampore, call 04 380 2034 or click here.

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