More than 100 elderly residents from at least six frail care centres in Cape Town joined a breakfast hosted by Radio 786 last week.
The event was held to host Muharram, the new lunar year for Muslims who use it as a time for reflection. The radio station management highlighted its significance as another opportunity to reach out to the community.
Station manager Rushni Allie says: “It was an honour to celebrate the privilege of being aged. We can’t do enough to show gratitude to or value the elderly.”
The station’s annual Muharram breakfast programme brings together senior citizens from several frail care centres and celebrates the heritage and legacy of the elderly to appreciate the role they played in shaping generations.
Acclaimed Islamic scholar sheikh Ebrahim Gabriels delivered an inspirational talk to the guests. Grabriels said there was a great need to preserve the institution of the elderly. He expressed his gratitude for programmes that aimed to do that.
Elderly residents of Beitul Amaan, Age in Action, Erica Place, Beaconvale Frail Care Centre, Salberau old-age home and Huis Alleyne senior service in Bishop Lavis were amongst those who attended.