Cel­e­brat­ing older peo­ple

Manawatu Guardian - - NEWS - By MERANIA KARAURIA

All se­niors are in­vited to an af­ter­noon tea dance to cel­e­brate In­ter­na­tional Day of Older Per­sons .

The theme this year is Cel­e­brat­ing Older Hu­man Rights Cham­pi­ons.

Age Con­cern Manawatu¯ Out­reach man­ager Mar­ian Dean says the or­gan­i­sa­tion, Senior Ci­ti­zens Club and Grey Power are work­ing to­gether to host the event with the sup­port of the Palmer­ston North City Coun­cil.

“Live mu­sic will be played by Ian Farmer and guests will have the op­por­tu­nity to dance and so­cialise with one an­other as well as en­joy a de­li­cious af­ter­noon tea,” said Mar­ian.

“In­ter­na­tional Day of Older Per­sons was set up to recog­nise the con­tri­bu­tions that older peo­ple make to our com­mu­ni­ties, as well as to raise aware­ness of is­sues that older peo­ple face” Mar­ian added.

“What bet­ter way to recog­nise this day than by at­tend­ing this tea dance and cel­e­brat­ing the achieve­ments of older peo­ple in our com­mu­nity.”

Adding to the cel­e­bra­tion will be pre­sen­ta­tions of the Age Friendly Palmer­ston North Older Per­son of the Year awards in recog­ni­tion of the con­tri­bu­tion of older peo­ple to Palmer­ston North, and the Older Woman of the Year, Older Man of the Year, and Busi­ness or Or­gan­i­sa­tion of the Year and an over­all win­ner.

It will be held on Oc­to­ber 1, 1-4pm, Senior Ci­ti­zens Hall, 309 Main St. Free tick­ets from Age Con­cern and free trans­port.

■ Phone Age Con­cern NZ Manawatu¯ Out­reach of­fice 06 355-2832. Staff can give help, in­for­ma­tion and ad­vice. www.agecon­cern.org.nz

Mar­ian Dean, Fern Brook­ing and Robyn Baker of Age Con­cern Manawatu¯ Out­reach.

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