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Korsten's Adcock Old Age Home re-opens after a R1.5 million upgrade

By Afikile Lugunya - Jul 26, 2017
Korsten's Adcock Old Age Home re-opens after a R1.5 million upgrade

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality on Tuesday officially re-opened the renovated Adcock Old Age Home in Korsten, Port Elizabeth.

Doors at the home have also been replaced and burglar bars have been put in place to protect the elderly because safety is a priority for the Metro, said Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Executive, Athol Trollip, while addressing the media.

The Mayor said that they managed to fix the buidling including its ceiling, plumbing and changed even the paintings to give the elderly a dignified space.

“The upgrades costed the city R1.5 million. We started working around November and we finished in March," he added.

“We’ve availed more money for more improvements, as people have come to me and said they like the improvements, but they would like other things as well, including the gardening facilities and improving the grounds.”

Trollip also planted one tree at the garden of the home to show that the elderly wishes are heard.

“We will budget more to make sure that local old age homes are dignified spaces. It made me so much better today to see the smiles on their faces and to hear their words of gratitude that we have improved their living spaces," he said.

“This is ongoing work and if other old age homes were missed this year, then they will be put into next year’s budget.”

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