Hon­our the or­der of the day at Se­niors Week cel­e­bra­tion

Broome Advertiser - - News - Robert Dougherty

Re­spect for your el­ders was the talk of the town as Broome res­i­dents cel­e­brated WA Se­niors Week at Kim­ber­ley Stolen Gen­er­a­tion last week.

Com­mu­nity el­ders lis­tened to speeches, en­joyed lo­cal mu­sic, sipped re­fresh­ments and snacked on good­ies for the KSG-or­gan­ised morn­ing tea on Novem­ber 1.

Kim­ber­ley Stolen Gen­er­a­tion Abo­rig­i­nal Cor­po­ra­tion projects of­fi­cer Tr­ish Plewright said the event was sup­ported by the De­part­ment of Com­mu­ni­ties, the Coun­cil on the Age­ing and Lot­tery­west for Se­niors Week, which ran Oc­to­ber 29 to Novem­ber 5.

“The pur­pose of the morn­ing tea is to cel­e­brate se­nior cit­i­zens and the con­tri­bu­tions that they make and pro­vide an op­por­tu­nity for them to come to­gether,” she said.

Ms Plewright said an art dis­play, cre­ated by Broome North Pri­mary Art Group and ex­hib­ited at the event to hon­our el­ders, helped foster in­ter­gen­er­a­tional re­spect in the com­mu­nity.

KSGAC in­au­gu­ral chair­man Mark Bin Bakar said the or­gan­i­sa­tion was just play­ing its part in the com­mu­nity in hon­our­ing el­ders.

“It’s about hon­our, hon­our­ing the el­ders in the com­mu­nity, show­ing a bit of re­spect and putting a morn­ing tea on for them,” he said.

“Look­ing af­ter Stolen Gen­er­a­tion peo­ple in par­tic­u­lar who are get­ting older — re­spect­ing the fact that el­ders need to be hon­oured in the com­mu­nity.

“The school art­work is awe­some, it’s all about com­mu­nity en­gage­ment and com­ing to­gether — en­tic­ing the youth into ac­knowl­edg­ing el­ders is great be­cause they will be el­ders one day when they come of age.

“Its beau­ti­ful art, but it’s im­por­tant for the com­mu­nity as a whole.”

Pa­trons gather at the Kim­ber­ley Stolen Gen­er­a­tion Abo­rig­i­nal Cor­po­ra­tion for a Se­niors Week morn­ing tea.

Art­work on dis­play at the event.

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