Celebrating older people
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.