Seniors explore Peninsula after decades

2018-04-10 06:00
Ward 46 councillor Aslam Cassiem with some of the senior citizens on Thursday.

Ward 46 councillor Aslam Cassiem with some of the senior citizens on Thursday.

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Ward 46 councillor Aslam Cassiem treated more than 60 senior citizens from his ward to a trip around the Peninsula on Thursday morning.

The special guests from Surrey Estate, Manenberg, Gatesville, Rylands and surrounding areas were transported by bus and were served with tasty treats and gifts throughout the day.

Cassiem says the planning of the trip came after several home visits to elderly residents in his ward.

“I came across people who were wheelchair bound, and a few of them informed me that they haven’t seen what the City of Cape Town looks like for many years. I thought, let’s set up an event in order for them to explore what the new City looks like.

“With this trip being part of the ward’s allocation, these senior citizens were able to explore a trip around the Peninsula to see what Cape Town looks like after two three decades of development, and since their last visit too. It was a bit of a challenge with some of the seniors, but in the end we made it known that they should not see it as a burden to us, but rather that we all enjoyed the day. It was a great pleasure for us to allow them to see the City again after so many years.”

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