RADA commits to supporting Gerald Fitzpatrick House and Nursing Home (GFP), situated in the impoverished area of Bertram, Johannesburg, this is a secure home for elderly ladies of very limited means.
The building was the home of Bessie Fitzpatrick who donated it to the Woman’s Civic Society in 1933. They then established and ran the home specifically for elderly women who were too old to work and earn a living but who were still capable of looking after themselves and cooking their own meals. This home has been in service for over 85 years.
It currently provides housing for 46 residents in its independent living section, where the ladies are expected to do their own cooking, shopping, cleaning and laundry. Midday meals are available at a small cost. The Frail care section has 37 residents who receive 24-hour care, 3 meals a day, 3 teas a day and a p.m. snack.