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It works – Email from a daughter

Matron Prudence Soni from Summerfield Park – Methodist Homes in Johannesburg attended a 3 day Eden Alternative Associate training in November 2011. In October 2012 most of the staff at Summerfield Park attended the ‘Care Partners: Putting Person Centred values into practice’ workshop.

Since then many a change has been planned, discussed and implemented at Summerfield Park to start chipping away at the institutional way of doing (and thinking) and creating a life worth living for those who call Summerfield Park home.

The following email received from a daughter of a resident proves that what is happening at Summerfield Park is really making a difference.


Good day Matron,

I trust that you are well.

I want to express our thanks for the new program implemented at Summerfield. My mom is so enjoying making the daily sandwiches and the baking for tea.  She even phones me to tell me that she is “catering”.  It has made such a wonderful difference in her life and in her stay at Summerfield.  She looks forward to these tasks daily.

Thank you so much.

God bless


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