Club honours senior citizens

2018-12-27 06:00

THE Tongaat Women in Conversation, together with families and friends, hosted a fun and memorable afternoon for about 100 senior citizens from the Pension Cottages in Tongaat recently. Each cottage was given a Christmas hamper of groceries.

Mogie Govender from the club said: “Our elders are important because of their long-accumulated knowledge, experience and, given the opportunity, they always have much to teach us. They are helpful in our applying lessons of life.”

Padayachee said the aim of their club was to honour the aged and to show them support and love.

She said: “They are of vital importance because of the practical experience they offer, they have so much to give, intangible, to us. Most importantly, they have learned the lessons of humility and we can go so much further in life by mirroring their humility and selflessness. Our elders are such fun companions when we learn how to be in their company.”

Padayachee added that the senior citizens are always forgotten, saying: “These are often the forgotten members of our community. These are the members of society that are the roots of any community. If one doesn’t take care of the roots of a tree, the tree dies. We have to remember to always nurture, love and protect our elders for without them we are nothing.”

— Supplied.

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