Be a Santa for a senior this Christmas at Blue Route Mall
You’ve heard of Secret Santa, but have you heard of Senior Santa? This year Blue Route Mall will be giving shoppers the chance to play Santa for seniors by giving gifts and giving back to the elderly over Christmas.
Inspired by the popular Santa Shoebox initiative, the Senior Santa Shoebox also aims to spread joy over the holiday season, in this case to the elderly. A largely forgotten sector of the community, thousands of seniors are left ignored and abandoned in homes, with little to no social contact – a situation that can often result in abuse and neglect. The Senior Santa Shoebox aims to redress this imbalance and to show the elderly that they continue to be worthy and valued.
Maintaining its long-standing commitment to the community and to charitable programmes, Blue Route Mall will be taking part in the Senior Santa Shoebox initiative by packaging and delivering 120 shoeboxes to the residents of Lotus River Place, and 125 boxes to the residents of Lilyhaven Place in Bonteheuwel. One of the CPOA’s welfare homes, Lotus River Place is the only home in the Western Cape with dedicated Alzheimer’s and Dementia wards, and where residents can be cared for on a state pension. Similarly, Lilyhaven Place provides 24/7 frail care and therapeutic activities to its residents, in an area of Cape Town that is sorely neglected and in need of support.
In order to make this Christmas a special one for the residents of Lotus River Place and Lilyhaven Place, Blue Route Mall is encouraging all shoppers to participate in the Senior Santa Shoebox initiative by way of a small donation. From food items like juice boxes and packets of biscuits, sweets, and crisps, to toiletries like shower gel, face cloths, deodorant, soap, shampoo, body lotion, toothpaste and brushes, and fun gifts like playing cards, lipstick, notebooks, crossword puzzles, plastic cups and mugs, scarves, and more, any and all small thoughtful gifts will be welcome.
Appropriately, the Senior Santa Shoebox drive will be launching on 1 October, this year’s International Day of Older Persons. To take part, simply purchase your gifts at any time from 1 October to 15 December, and drop them in the donation box at the Guest Relations Desk on the first floor. Once all donations have been collected, Santa and his elves will package the shoeboxes and deliver them to Lotus River Place and Lilyhaven Place on 18 December in time for their annual Christmas parties – and we’re sure that the smiles will be something to see!
Christmas is the season of giving, and there’s no greater gift than to spread joy and hope over the holidays, and every day. Join us this year in doing just that, and be a Santa to a senior this Christmas with Blue Route Mall.
Promotion runs 1 October to 15 December 2018. Visit www.blueroutemall.co.za for more information.
blue route mall lauches 3 hours of free uncapped wifi
Get connected with free wifi at Blue Route Mall
Blue Route Mall has a long history of bringing communities closer together, and now the centre will be helping shoppers connect more than ever before – with three hours of FREE uncapped wifi!
That’s right, Blue Route Mall has launched free wifi throughout the mall, available to all shoppers for a full three hours. To log on, simply:
- Ensure your wifi is enabled
- Search for and connect to # Blue Route Free Wifi
- Answer a simple question
- Enjoy your free internet!
So what are the benefits of being able to access free wifi from within the centre? Plenty as it turns out! Just take a look at what you can do with three hours of uncapped internet:
- Stay in touch via WhatsApp and email
- Browse social media and upload pics and videos
- Download e-books onto your Kindle or e-reader
- Stream movies and series
- Skype or FaceTime family and friends
- Upload your CV and apply for jobs
- Search the classifieds for a new home or car
- Run your business from a coffee shop or restaurant
And that’s just the beginning! Find out just how much you can do with three hours of free wifi and start connecting more for less at Blue Route Mall today.
PLEASE NOTE : THE FREE WIFI DOESN’T CURRENTLY WORK DURING LOAD SHEDDING, WE ARE INVESTIGATING A SOLUTION.
the kids shack at blue route mall
Let the kids blow off some steam at The Kids Shack located on the 1st floor so you can make the most of your days shopping!
There is experienced staff monitoring the play equipment, seating for parents and guardians and refreshments available.
Non-school holiday hours:
Closed on Mondays
Tuesdays – Thursdays & Sundays: 9.30am – 4.30pm
Fridays & Saturdays: 9.30am – 5pm
Can you donate blood? This is WP Blood’s basic donor criteria:
You are between the ages of 16 and 65.
Weigh at least 50kg.
You are medically healthy.
Lead a sexually safe lifestyle.
You are committed to helping others.
It’s as simple as that! Pop in at the Blood Donation Centre at Blue Route Mall to donate blood!
Find them: Ground floor
Tel: 021 712 4596
Save 3 lives when you donate blood
The Blood Donation Centre in Blue Route Mall is open 7 days a week. Do something remarkable and donate blood. Your donation can save 3 lives!
Find them: Ground floor
Tel: 021 712 4596
Free yourself from parking tickets with admyt at Blue Route Mall.
Parking just got a whole lot smarter here at Blue Route Mall with admyt ticketless parking. Skipping the queue is super simple. Just log onto https://www.admyt.com/ and sign up in 3 simple steps.
The next time you arrive, your number plate will be scanned and the gate will automatically open so you can drive straight through – windows up!
When you’re ready to leave, just drive straight out. No ticket, no Q, no worries.
The best part is there are no extra hidden fees or charges with adymt – you simply pay the standard parking fee! Jump into the fast lane @ admyt.com today.