Algoa Bay Council for the Aged was established in 1961 when the need to co-ordinate services for the aged in Port Elizabeth was recognised.
They started rendering social work services in 1966 and opened Port Elizabeth’s first service centre for the elderly in 1967.
Algoa Bay Council for the Aged has now been in existence for 52 years.
The council is constantly striving towards improved service delivery that will increase independence and equip the elderly, and in particular the sub economic elderly to face the challenges of aging in the community.
Algoa Bay Council for the Aged is a welfare organisation providing a diversity of services to the aged, disabled, retired, sick, frail and/or those with similar needs in the Eastern Cape.
Algoa Bay Council for the Aged provide care and counselling for those over 60, particularly the indigent, physically and/or mentally abused, traumatised, terminally ill, physically/mentally impaired, those afflicted or affected by HIV/AIDS and the families of all of the above.
How Algoa Bay Council for the Aged serve their beneficiaries:
- Social work services
- Home help and care
- Low cost housing
- Sub economic assisted living
- Skills development
- Public awareness