Seniors | Western Cape Government


Guidelines for the Promotion of Active Ageing in Older Adults at Primary Level

(Guidelines, Manuals and Instructions)
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These guidelines promote physical activity for ageing people as a way of preventing chronic illnesses. Examples of physical exercises for elderly people are included in an attempt to educate people about a healthy lifestyle.

Geriatric care

Elderly people often require specialised health services. These are usually accompanied by other specialised services, such as housing or transport services.

Home Community-Based Care

The Integrated Health and Wellness Package in the Community is a comprehensive and integrated one which includes Community Based Services (CBS) and Wellness Services.

Know your retirement age rights

(Public Information)
Some people prefer to retire at an early age while others choose to work for as long as possible. Whatever your preference, you need to know what your rights and options are.

National Guidelines on the Prevention of Falls of Older Persons

(Guidelines, Manuals and Instructions)
(File type: pdf; size: 76.93 KB)Department of Health (National) (The Government of South Africa)
Information and guidelines for the elderly and health workers on how to prevent falls of older persons which can and often do result in disability and even death.

Older Persons Act (Act 13 of 2006)

No. 13 of 2006Department of Social Development (National) (The Government of South Africa)
The Older Persons Act aims to maintain and protect the status, wellbeing, safety and rights of older persons. It also aims to promote their integration in the community by creating an enabling environment and promoting participation in activities with people of other ages and cultures.