The centre was opened on 27 February 1996 as an endeavour to combat poverty, malnutrition and loneliness among the aged. The aim of the centre is to improve the quality of lifestyle of the elderly citizens and to provide them with nutrition and health care.
They specialise in the following:
- Traditional (Xhosa) attire, patchwork, beadwork, shell ornaments etc;
- Crochet work;
- Modelling of clay flower pots;
- Fruit preservation and canning;
- Making of soap, candles and household goods; and
- Making juice.
The project benefits the elderly of the centre by providing them with an income from the sales and giving them a sense of usefulness.