Shall we dance?

Have you ever seen yourself spending your old age in a nursing home, away from your family, away from those you love? Can you imagine what it is like to spend the rest of your days away from home? That can be a very daunting and lonely prospect, but it is the reality facing many elderly people in our country today.


Well aware of this, the Godllywood group in Cape Town came up with an idea to help some of those in our society who have been feeling and living this way.


Dressed in attire that was similar to what was worn in the 1960s, and singing songs from that era, volunteers sought to bring a little bit of joy into the lives of elderly residents of the Zonnebloem ACVV Dienstak Old Age Home in Cape Town.  They wanted to help everyone recapture good times from their youth.


To their surprise, this is exactly what they achieved! Upon seeing the costumes and hearing the songs from a time when life was very different for them, most of the 70 people present joined in the celebration, dancing the hour away and singing along to the songs they remembered all too well.


The Godllywood volunteers also prepared a cake and a board with pictures from their previous visits, so the elderly could have something to remember them by.


Irene, one of the residents who was celebrating her 95th birthday, was overjoyed to have company and something special on a day that would otherwise have been ordinary.


Visiting the elderly is one of the many social activities carried out by the Godllywood group; based on the certainty that anyone, in their own small way, can turn on a light in a dark room. This can be paying a visit, offering a smile, a good conversation, some time from their day and why not, even dancing?



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20 thoughts on “Shall we dance?

  1. Thandi
    23 de November de 2015 at 11:13

    Wow I believe that was the greatest day for those elderly, knowing them they love singing and dancing, indeed the work of Godllywood in social work is the best in touching lives.

    May God bless this work.

  2. Lee-Anne(Cpt)
    23 de November de 2015 at 12:57

    Wow thats great, well done Godlywood Cape Town and keep up the good work of stretching out the hand to the needy in our surroundings.

    Looking forward to the blog posts.

  3. 23 de November de 2015 at 17:18

    Wow beutiful pictures and great work, well done cape town

  4. HleziweN
    23 de November de 2015 at 21:03

    It’s always good to give and make a great difference in someone’s life, thank you Godllywood for such inspiration. Beautiful article and powerful message……


  5. Ellen D. Ndlovu
    24 de November de 2015 at 8:31

    Great job done, lt’s so good to spread the perfume of God,and putting a smile on those beautiful souls.
    Keep up the good work godlywood Cape Town..

  6. Asanda Gorata
    24 de November de 2015 at 9:16

    Halala…Cape Town….halala. Great work and beautiful pictures as well.
    Well done Cape Town.

  7. Asanda Gorata
    24 de November de 2015 at 9:26

    Halala…..Cape Town…..Halala. This teaches me to do good and great things for others. Wish i could join next time.
    Well done Cape Town.

  8. Pakama Moatsana
    24 de November de 2015 at 16:33

    Giving people hope showing them that ,they are not forgotten and making them happy its a great blessing. What Godllywood in Cape Town is doing its great.

  9. Phumla Kuzwayo
    26 de November de 2015 at 22:06

    Wow Cape Town keep up the good work, halala…halala Cape Town is moving forward, it very nice to see our elders being given love and care.
    Cape Town is spreading the love and care that they have, given by the Holy Spirit☺
    Wow next time I would love to be a part of this blessing

    God bless Women of God

  10. Mariana Hassan
    11 de December de 2015 at 18:20

    This is so beautiful, to see in the face of an elderly person a smile, is priceless.
    Great job Godllywood!

    22 de January de 2016 at 11:50

    thanks for godllywood, a smile can be seen on their faces.great job servant of god

  12. 27 de March de 2016 at 20:05

    I believe it was an unforgettable day for the elderly
    ,this day Godllywood gave joy to these elderly,thanks to Godllywood we can see the beautiful smile on the face of the elderly I pray that our God bless this work and to continue bringing joy in the lives of many older people.

  13. Asia
    10 de April de 2016 at 15:27

    You guys did something great god bless all

  14. 20 de May de 2017 at 16:17

    God richly bless all of you for your kindness to these old age souls.lets keep in this faith.AMEN!!

  15. saara thomas
    22 de May de 2017 at 15:23

    GOD bless you allrealy

  16. Mpaketsi Mphatsoanyane (Lesotho)
    24 de May de 2017 at 21:26

    This is great job. May God bless you.

  17. agrippine n ndeitya
    26 de May de 2017 at 19:45

    it is very nice, i can just imagine how those elderly people were feeling that day or perhaps the whole month. i believe is a memory that they will not forget. it is hard for old people to dance, that means they were really happy thus they just ended up dancing. may God bless this work!

  18. Hope Shirindza
    27 de May de 2017 at 18:15

    May God bless the wonderful work uu ladies do

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