Naomi Meyer - Snr Occupational Therapist

Naomi Margaret Ruth Meyer is the Senior Occupational Therapist at Highlands House.  She joined the interdisciplinary team in 2009 and discovered a passion for working with the elderly.  Ms Meyer graduated from the University of Cape Town with a Bachelors Degree of Science in Occupational Therapy in 2007.  After completing her studies, her community service year was spent at Alexander Hospital in Maitland working with individuals with Intellectual Disabilities.

Ms Meyer manages the Highlands House Occupational Therapy Department, which consists of two Occupational Therapists, an Occupational Therapy Assistant, as well as the Lifestyle Centre.  Ms Meyer has a special interest in Dementia and Psychogeriatrics and works largely on the Special Care Unit that houses residents with cognitive difficulties.  In addition, she assists the Senior Social Worker with pre-admission home visits to members of the community who are seeking placement at Highlands House.  Ms Meyer is currently assisting management in setting up a Multi-Sensory Room which will service residents from the Special Care Unit. 

Ms Meyer is pursuing her Masters in Gerontology through the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom via distance learning.  Ms Meyer finds working with the elderly extremely rewarding and thoroughly enjoys hearing the interesting stories of times gone by that the residents are always happy to share with her. 

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Revamp of our Coffee Shop
Target
R600 000
Current
R50 000

We are entering a new era and its time for our coffee shop to be upgraded. We're making good progress to making funds available but we're not quite there yet. Help us get there!