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GO GEORGE pays visits to retirement and old age homes

Aunt Lizzy Barnardo of Blanco is 85 years old and simply loves her cozy GO GEORGE blanket that was handed out to the seniors of the VGK Blanco recently.

GO GEORGE has embarked on a campaign to visit old age homes and retirement villages in George earlier this year, treating senior residents to a cosy GO GEORGE knee blanket or shopping bag, at the same time explaining the benefits of the bus service, and how to use it. Any organisation interested in an informational visit from the GO GEORGE team is welcome to leave a message at the Call Centre by phoning 0800 044 044.


Ready to catch a bus for some serious shopping with their GO GEORGE shopping bags are, from the left, Leon Campbell, Kay Schroeder, Joy Baird and Shirley Campbell of the George Service Clubs retirement resort. The residents enjoyed the information session about the history and future plans of the bus service, and how they could make use of it.



Rev Christo Joseph (left) and cllr Jean Säfers, ward councillor for Ward 1, joined in handing out the colourful GO GEORGE blankets to the elderly of the VGK Blanco. This group received the blankets with open arms, saying that they would definitely take them along on their tour later this year.


The elderly at the Rosemoor Service Centre were very excited about the new arrangement regarding one ticket for one hour’s bus trips in any direction, that had been announced just prior to GO GEORGE’s visit to the centre. Here a few seniors are showing off their new GO GEORGE blankets. In the front, from left, are Christina du Preez (83), Dolly Abrahams (79) and Mieta Claassen (77). At the back, from left, are the admin officer of the centre, Pricelia Page, Simphiwe Schaap, GO GEORGE community liaison officer, and Chris Erasmus, centre manager.


During GO GEORGE’s visit to the Rosemoor service centre for the elderly, Simphiwe Schaap, community liaison officer, also handed out GO GEORGE pocket guides. Here he explains in detail how convenient the guide with its system map and timetables is to use, and how it should be read. The seniors were rather chuffed with this handy guide that fits in the pocket.

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