Prenox donates 20 pan ovens to assist the elderly

Preparing over 250 lunches every day for the elderly in the Lyttleton area of Pretoria is now much easier, thanks to the generous donation of a 20 Pan Convection Oven.

This donation, made by Prenox to the Centurion Council for the Elderly earlier this month, will enable staff at the Lyttleton Centre to not only prepare these lunches more easily and efficiently, but will also assist them with the baking of rusks and biscuits, as well as the preparation of meals needed for delivery to those who are too frail to travel to the centre. In addition to serving the Lyttleton, Kloofsig and Irene areas, 50 meals a day are provided to the elderly and disadvantaged from Olievenhoutbosch and 150 lunches are also prepared for school children in need in the area.

Dr Elma Kruger, Director of the Centurion Council for the Aged, said at the handover of the oven  that the 20 Pan Convection Oven is a great asset and will ensure a more effective food service to those in need.

“It will be make the preparation of daily meals to the elderly and vulnerable, including the provision of pastries and biscuits to the community, so much easier”, added Dr Kruger in a thank-you letter to Prenox

The Centurion Council for the Aged provides most of their services in three service centers or in the homes of the more than 3 500 elderly persons who require some form of care. This approach ensures that many of the aged can live relatively independently within the community for as long as possible

Amongst the services provided within the community are geriatric clinics, home care, help with general hygiene, wound care, blood pressure and blood glucose monitoring, post-operative care, meals and other support services. The Council for the Aged leans heavily on the community for financial and other support.


Caption: Left – Right: Ingrid Johnson from Prenox with Dr Elma Kruger, Director of the Centurion Council for the Aged (right) with at the handover of the oven


Prenox operates within the Industrial Catering Industry. Prenox designs, manufactures and supplies a wide range of industrial kitchen equipment, convection ovens and the unique modular range. All products are manufactured under Edge (Equipment Design & General Engineering) locally, to the same standard as global products on the market. Local production ensures product reliability and quality control, and gives customers access to excellent after-sales service and backup.