Senior citizens, some of them in wheelchairs and others walking with aid of walking sticks, gathered at the Mfuleni’s Power Child Campus on Wednesday February 28, for a day of fun.
Among others, they exercised, ran and played various games. They were also entertained with music and dance. Led into the field by one of the seniors, Beatrice Ntshangase, they walked around the field, some wearing tracksuits while others wore their usual long dresses.
Power Child Campus manager, Sheila Chikoki said they had a variety of programmes which were regularly run to ensure the well-being of senior citizens.
“We are delighted to see elderly people happy. One of our main aims is to see them healthy. That is why we always entertain them,” said Ms Chikoki.Ms Ntshangase said they wanted to build unity among the seniors and interaction among their clubs. “We need unity, love and to learn to know each other,” she said. “In order to build a strong bond among seniors, we need something like this. Among us are senior clubs from Eerste River, Khayelitsha and other areas. ‘We thank them all for coming all the way, for their contributions and patience. We also thank the organisers for such a wonderful day.”
Nomasikantsi Kula from Khayelitsha gave the event the thumbs-up and described the organisers as a blessing to them.
“It is good that they recognise us as their seniors and brains behind them.The exercises, running, dancing and everything we did today was health-driven. I feel better than before,” she said.