Chantal’s love for the aged came about when she was a teenager and visited her beloved maternal grandmother, Chana, in an Old Aged Home, for over 5 years until her grandmother passed.
Chantal noticed that many other elderly people had no visitors, no treats and sat alone. Many had children who immigrated and never came back to visit their parents. Many died all alone. “They used to fight over us and claim us as their visitors” says Chantal.
Ever since Chantal was a teenager she longed for an opportunity to assist the elderly. Chantal lived in Berea for about 10 years, and even then noticed that many elderly people did not have the basics of food and toiletries.
When Chantal attended Chemotherapy with her mother during 2010, she noticed many elderly in need of perhaps tins of ensure or chemical free cancer soaps and products, or even a caregiver or domestic assistant.
It is this deep loved for the aged, (having her maternal grandmother very much as a significant part of her upbringing) coupled with the exemplary example of her Late Mother who loved and gave unconditionally, that motivated Chantal to form a Fund for the elderly.
Chantal informed her mother of this Fund before her mother passed on 24 August 2010. With her mother’s approval, Chantal wishes to change the lives of the elderly, even at the end of their lives and make it more comfortable. If it is providing them with food, or toiletries, or much needed care, or a visit by volunteers, a cake on their birthday, some entertainment, the opportunities are endless. If we touch one life at a time, we are making a difference.
Chantal currently works as a Divorce & Family Mediator (as also a Workplace Mediator), with offices in Hyde Park and Fairland, Johannesburg. Chantal is the only daughter and youngest of two children born to The Late Lillian Kur. Chantal has an older brother Brent Kur, (first child and only son born to The Late Lillian Kur) (who likewise serves the community as a Reservist, and is currently a Captain for the South African Police Services – Randburg), having been in the Police Reservist Force for over 20 years. http://www.randburg-reservists.co.za
Chantal has also been very interested in reading and researching about Near Death Studies (NDE’s) for the last 20 years. To learn more about Near Death Studies – join the Facebook Support Page – Near Death Studies with Chantal Kur
To connect with the Lillian Kur Fund on Facebook please visit our Facebook page: The Lillian Kur Fund for Senior Citizens