Welcome to Algoa Bay Council for the Aged
Algoa Bay Council for the Aged was established in 1961 when the need to co-ordinate services to the aged in Port Elizabeth was recognized. We started rendering social work services in 1966 and opened Port Elizabeth’s first service centre for the elderly in 1967.
Algoa Bay Council for the Aged has been in existence for 50 years. Constantly striving towards improved service delivery that will increase independence and equip the elderly, and in particular the sub-economic elderly to face the challenges of aging in the community.
To My Children
When I spill some food on my nice clean dress, or maybe forget to tie my shoes,
Please be patient and perhaps reminisce about the many hours I spent with you, teaching you how to eat with care, dress yourself and comb your hair.
Those were precious hours I spent with you, so if I tell the story one more time and you know the ending through and through,
Please remember your first nursery rhyme when I rehearsed it a hundred times with you
When my legs are tired and it’s hard to stand or walk the steady path as I would like to do,
Please take me carefully by the hand and guide me now as I often did for you.
Forget-me-not. Vergeet-my-nie. Ungandilibali.
Giving from the heart
Algoa Bay Council for the Aged would not be able to function had it not been for its many generous sponsors and benefactors. We want take this opportunity to thank each and everyone of them.
We are always putting on events to raise an awareness for ABCA as well as to raise funds to enhance and change the lives of our older persons.