Police give to hungry and aged

2015-07-21 06:00
The Manenberg police held a soup kitchen for Mandela Day.

The Manenberg police held a soup kitchen for Mandela Day.

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Manenberg police spent their 67 minutes to celebrate Mandela Day on Friday by giving out soup to residents of Tambo Village and Manenberg Avenue.

The warm soup, made by the police themselves, was made available to everybody on a day which was particularly icy and wet.

They then proceeded to visit the elderly at the Oakhaven Cottages.

“Our senior (citizens) are at times the forgotten part of the community,” said Lieutenant Ian Bennett, Manenberg police spokesperson.

“Today (Friday) we committed ourselves to serve them (the residents) with happiness and enjoyment through music and dance.”

He went on to state that Rape Crisis held a presentation to the elderly which they hope will serve as an important message to them that they will be supported through good times and difficult times.

The residents were then treated to a message from the department of health as well as the day hospital about maintaining a healthy lifestyle by looking after themselves through cultivating a habit of good hygiene.

“Our senior citizens are precious to any community. We would not be in existence if it was not for our seniors,” added Bennett.

“It is important that we make them realise that they still have purpose within this community and through their passion to serve they should not give up; they should start living and reaping the benefits of a good life through active aging.”

Bennett reiterated that the police is there for the community at large.

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