Seniors encouraged to make the best of life

Club members clapped and danced to music. PHOTO: siphesihle notwabaza
Club members clapped and danced to music. PHOTO: siphesihle notwabaza

At the annual lunch for seniors, hosted at Hanover Park Civic Centre, the key message was for them to enjoy life to the fullest and keep things simple.

The event, organised by the Fairy Godmother Hanover Park seniors club, was held on Tuesday 20 August.

The club hosts community activities for seniors to keep them healthy and allow them to de-stress. They go on walks and local tours where they eat and socialise. They also meet for dance sessions which help them to keep fit and healthy.

The club’s chairperson, Sandi Lentoor said the event was for them to get together and have a good time.

They did that by listening to music and some motivational talks.

Sharon Lang and Sandra Adams said they felt honoured to be invited by Lentoor. Lang is the chairperson for the Greater Athlone Seniors’ Forum, and Adams is the assistant chairperson.

According to them, the forum was formed eight years ago to assist seniors in various areas. It addresses issues such as the abuse of seniors. They help seniors by referring them to relevant structures who are able to assist them.

Enjoying themselves were Marjorie Marcus and Wilhemina Lawrence. They are both members of the club and said they feel great about being part of such a club. They had only good things to say about the event.

“I enjoyed being here with friends. This club has become a second home for us,” expressed Marcus.

She added that the event allowed them time to catch up and share their daily struggles without feeling judged. “You can speak your heart out with the ladies. When you go home after this, you feel happy and can face the world,” she said.

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