A grandparent a day keeps the doctor away

Elsie Low with her great-granddaughter Lana Horn at the Grandparents Day.

Opti-Baby honoured grandparents in a special way when it hosted its annual Grandparents Day.

The special occasion was attended by the children’s grandparents who travelled far and wide to spend the day with their grandchildren. Opti-Baby Northcliff manager, Marita Louw said this was the first time they decided to combine Grandparents Day with the Santa gift handout.

Michaela Bouwer shares her picnic basket with her grandpa, Theuns Coetzee.


Sihle Skosana with grandmother Snowy Skosana, enjoy a special occasion.

“Grandparents came from as far as Cape Town and Durban to spend the morning with their grandchildren. The little ones sang a song to welcome their grandparents and then a big surprise followed. Santa came and handed out gifts to all the children and they had the time to take photographs with him while informing him of their Christmas lists,” said Louw.


Matthew Lourens shows Santa where he lost his last tooth.


Lana Visser, Melandri Bouwer and Ansie Visser enjoy each other’s company.

She added the grandparents had a picnic and each child made a special gift for their grandparents. The children created a bookmark with a photo and picture drawn by the child. They were able to socialise with other grandparents over cups of tea and coffee. The team from Happy Events spoiled the children with balloon sculptures, sweets and face painting.


Carien Horn has loads of fun with her grandson, Willem Horn.


Nolwandle Mkhize receives a gift from Santa.


Ivan Marsh, Callum Nobbs and Carolyn Seagers bond as a family.

“We seldom have so much wisdom at our school. It’s wonderful to spend a morning with grandparents, to hear their life stories and see them interact with their grandchildren. Our school’s grandparents are still very young at heart and didn’t think twice to tell Santa of their own Christmas wishlists,” said Louw.


Elvina Steward and Tyler Steward have fun with his grandmother.

She would like to thank all the grandparents who took the time to spend a morning with their grandchildren at the school. Everyone holds a special place in the school’s hearts.


Fatima Benn, Faried Benn, Gairoon Williams, Zaheer Williams and Basheer Williams enjoy the occasion as a family. Photo: Supplied.


Michelle Groenewald spent time with her granddaughter, Mieke Zuydervelt.

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