Deaf Elderly Care

The National Institute for the Deaf has taken upon itself the onus to assure the quality of life of the Deaf in all phases of life, including old age. The mission of its Elderly Care unit,“Shalom” in Worcester is:

  • Care and support the elderly Deaf as sick, frail and disadvantaged people;
  • Accessible medical and social support services to the elderly Deaf residents;
  • Creation of a therapeutic environment to ensure the welfare of the elderly Deaf person;
  • Support the unique Deaf culture and the basic human rights of elderly Deaf persons;
  • Accessible communication for elderly Deaf persons (Sign Language/Lip reading) according to Section 8 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

NID believes that persons with hearing loss deserve to be treated with dignity in all phases of life, and more so those in extended adult care (the elderly Deaf), who need 24/7 residential care in a Deaf-friendly environment that caters to their unique communication needs. Dedicated staff renders care-, social- and support services on a daily basis and we strive to establish a homely atmosphere for them.

We need your help for the deficit in their care and medical expenses. Please consider being a funding partner towards the care of one of these Deaf elderly residents at NID.

Your contribution or sponsorship can assist in assuring their quality of life
in their final phase of life.

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    Marentia van Kasterop

    R4,000 raised

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    Marianna Scott

    R1,000 raised

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    Teresa Roelofse

    R232 raised

3 Fundraiser projects


  1. Marianna Scott

    3 June 2019

  2. Geovonna Stevens

    4 April 2019

  3. Andre van Kasterop

    19 February 2019

7 Donations

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3 Fundraiser projects

I am raising funds for National Institute for the Deaf

By Marianna Scott

Want to be a part of something that you can give a little something to so that someone else can g...

50% Completed
R1,000 raised
R2,000 Target

I am raising funds for National Institute for the Deaf

By Marentia van Kasterop

Hi! I need your help. I’m taking part in 2019 Old Mutual Two Oceans Half Marathon to raise money...

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R4,000 raised
R7,500 Target

Changing the world with my birthday

By Teresa Roelofse

Every year I get 100's of messages on Facebook wishing me well. Lot's of presents and attention a...

4.64% Completed
R232 raised
R5,000 Target