8 September 2022
Kendrick House Funeral Queen Elizabeth
The residents of Kendrick House have been following the media ever since the passing of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II on 8 September 2022 culminating in her funeral which took place on 19th September. On Friday 16th September the residents made and decorated their own crowns in anticipation of a high tea on Monday morning during which they watched the proceedings and service, proudly wearing their royal crowns. Followed by a special lunch this occasion held many good memories for them. Many of the residents remember when Queen Elizabeth visited Cape Town as a young girl in 1947 and they stood by the side of the road waving their flags as her car passed them by. The queen visited South Africa as a young Princess Elizabeth with her family in 1947 and celebrated her 21st Birthday here.
During morning devotions and in preparation for Easter, the residents of Kendrick House were led through all the significant events that took place in the life of Jesus, commencing with Ash Wednesday and ending on Easter Sunday with the Resurrection. A very big thank you to all our staff for participating as well as for the props and spiritual dancing. Our residents were also treated by the Bellville WA to a morning making palm crosses accompanied by delicious eats and gifts.
31 MARCH 2022
Kendrick House Valentines in the Garden
We would like to thank the band, Tenacity, who came to sing and play for us, as well as everyone else involved with making this day such a great success.
The residents really did enjoy themselves.
20 APRIL 2021
The life-rights residents of Kendrick House spent some time this morning making over 200 sandwiches for the fire-fighters fighting the blaze on Table Mountain. After the Manager of the Home had opened in prayer and Kitchen Manager Ian Lamont had explained how the process would work, the residents got stuck in making sure they buttered the bread from “wall to wall” as they added a variety of fillings. Spirits soared as they chatted and listened to background music while making a difference to the lives of others. The sandwich making was followed by tea and biscuits and a round of applause when it was all over. The sandwiches were delivered to “Ladles of Love” who will distribute them to the fire-fighters.
As part of our Easter celebrations the residents of Kendrick House enjoyed a special Church service. Members of the staff took part in the Scripture readings from Matthew 27, appropriate hymns were sung and the Manager, Mrs Judy Simons delivered a message centered on the cross. The greatness of Jesus was brought across by Lee-Ann Davids in song and dance. The service was followed by hot cross buns for tea and a special roast lunch which was enjoyed by everyone present.
Jesus, grant us strength to carry the cross when……?
The staff and residents spent some time in devotion this morning commemorating the announcement of national lock-down due to Covid-19 one year ago and giving thanks to the Lord for His protection. Residents and staff participated in the lighting of candles, prayers and singing. Prayers covered various aspects of Covid-19 experienced during the time that the pandemic has been amongst us as a world and nation.