News for seniors – local, international, and YEI specific
Greetings YEI readers
YEI members – your opinion needed
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Recommendations from YEI members
Bidvest Car Rental
It was the first time we’ve used the services of Bidvest Car Rental. I’m subscribed to You’ve Earned It and was notified through them that Bidvest offers a Pensioner’s Discount which is highly appreciated especially at this time of our lives. It was a pleasure dealing with your staff at the Phalaborwa Airport branch and we will most definitely make use of your services again. Thank you for considering the pensioners! B. Turnbull
Click here to link to the Bidvest Car Rental listing in the YEI Directory,
and view further recommendations for Bidvest Car Rental
SASSA Grant Payment Disruption Resolved
Some SASSA beneficiaries encountered problems yesterday when trying to withdraw their grants at the post office and through other payment channels. This was due to a network problem on the side of the South African Post Office (SAPO) grant payment system. The grant money has been reversed into the affected beneficiaries’ accounts and is now available for withdrawal. SASSA is working together with all relevant stakeholders on its value chain to avoid a repeat of this situation in future. “We would like to sincerely apologise to the affected beneficiaries and their families for yesterday’s disruption in grant payments. SASSA and the Post Office are working on preventative measures to ensure that such a disruption does not occur in future- Abraham Mahlangu SASSA Acting CEO said. Beneficiaries are requested to direct further queries to the SASSA toll-free number (0800 60 10 11).
For further information regarding SASSA, please click here
We are delighted to announce that the winner of the Vertical Veg pocket panel is
Gillian Ashlin from Brackenfell. Congratulations! This is a truly lovely prize to win!Thank you to Vertical Veg for providing this awesome prize!
Gillian had this to say after receiving her prize:
Thank you so much for my gift. Can’t wait to get planting.
Will send you some photos as soon as I can.
I have a smaller version but the quality cannot be compared to the one I just received.
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Winners names are also featured on the YEI Facebook page.
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International news for seniors
Sentimental objects can hold therapeutic value for seniors – click here
Can an app help fight loneliness in elderly people – click here
More than a million malnourished pensioners ‘withering away in their own homes’ amid rising levels of isolation – click here
YEI – a touch of humour!
Until next month…
Marilyn and the YEI Team