Seniors talk of support

2017-07-04 06:01
Seniors during a discussion with Dr Robert Rapiti in New Woodlands.

Seniors during a discussion with Dr Robert Rapiti in New Woodlands.

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Club Joy hosted a monthly meeting at the Northwood Hall in New Woodlands on Tuesday for its senior members.

At the meeting, local GP Dr Robert Rapiti discussed his four-steps support group for substance abuse with them.

This programme was held as a part of their newly structured vision for senior citizen clubs.

The club hosts excursions and weekly activies and the support group forms part of the monthly programme.

“I was quite surprised to see the interest and hunger for wanting to know more about how to deal with an addict child,” says Arthur Pillay, founder of the club.

“There are little or no other support groups that focuses on the parent of the addict, like the four-steps support group founded by Rapiti.

“I urge parents to stop throwing their hands up in despair and become part of the solution and not the problem of their loved one’s addiction.”

The club meets every Tuesday in the Northwood Hall from 10:00 to 13:00.

V For more information call Arthur Pillay on 071 415 2511.

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