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YEI News for seniors- From the Editor’s desk – 22 May 2019

Posted By Marilynh / January 16, 2019 / 0 Comments

News for seniors – local, international, and YEI specific

Editors desk

Greetings YEI members 


Swellendam Winter School


An extraordinary and unprecedented cooperation between all community members brought to life The Swellendam Winter School, an initiative dreamed up by resident John Paisley.  Taking place from June to the end of August 2019, the whole of Swellendam is becoming a ‘school’: the kind of school you could only dream of when you were a child.  A school for those people who never want to stop learning, and who enjoy new experiences, making new friends and discovering new places. The Winter School has  over 40 courses.  Click here to read more…




Click here to see the fabulous competitions on WIN with YEI


Competition winners 


WINNER:   2-night stay – The Nest 

The  winner of the 2 night stay for 2 people at the Nest is
Carol Walker from Goedeburg in Benoni.
Congratulations Carol on winning such an amazing prize.  Enjoy!  Well done!
Thank you to The Nest for providing this awesome prize!

WINNER:   2-night mid-week stay – heart of the KZN Midlands

The  winner of the 2-night stay at Copperleigh Trout Cottage
is Michele Alcock from New Germany.
Congratulations Michele on winning such an awesome prize.  Enjoy!  Well done!
Thank you to Copperleigh Trout Cottage for providing this awesome prize!

WINNER:   2 bottles of the Bonnievale Wines River Collection 

The  winner of their choice of 2 bottles of the Bonnievale Wines River Collection, redeemable on their next visit to the Bonnievale Wines Winery is  Selda Brits from Loevenstein in Bellville.  Congratulations Selda on winning this fabulous prize.  Enjoy!  Well done!  Thank you to Bonnievale Wines for providing this awesome prize!


Comments from winners of competitions 

Chicago is a superb, sleek and sexy world-class showstopper.
Thank you for giving us a most memorable evening.
Dale Roberts


Click here to see all of the winners of YEI competitions


Winners names are also featured
on the YEI Facebook page


What’s On 

Franschoek Literary Festival; WIN with Mango and Expresso;  Chicago; Disney On Ice; Peppa Pig, Day of Remembrance, Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, Stomp, Unplugged Live Concerts

Click here to get all the details in the What’s On guide.


International news for seniors 

Residents to fundraise to make documentary about 104-year-old local’s amazing life
– click here

Korean elderly back road safety seats – click here

DASH diet reduced heart failure risk ‘by almost half’ in people under 75 – click here


YEI – time for a little fun


not getting old 



Until next month… 

Kind regards,
Marilyn and the YEI Team

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