Older Persons Campaign

Last year we launched our awareness campaign #GOBLUE, which was aimed at creating awareness around the needs of the seniors in our community and the various ways individuals, schools or businesses could assist. We were overwhelmed at the response we received from the community so this year we are going all out to make a bigger impact. Older Persons Awareness week officially runs from 30 September until 6 October but PADCA will be creating awareness for the entire month of September.

HOW WILL WE DO THIS:

We will have informative articles on, inter alia, dietary requirements, financial management and funeral planning, abuse, Alzheimer’s/ dementia and exercise regimes written by experts in their fields which will appear in the newspapers and on our Facebook and webpages throughout the month of September. Once again we will be manning a stand at the Hayfields Mall on the 27th September 2017. We will be joined on the day by various companies who will engage with the public on their field of expertise.

WHAT CAN YOU DO:

Create awareness in your school or business by liking our Facebook page, pinning the PADCA supplied information on your notice boards or including the information in your newsletters, purchase blue fabric and wrap lamp posts and trees outside your premises in blue or even encourage an initiative that will benefit the seniors in the community (you are welcome to give us a call for some suggestions).

At the end of the day no matter what you do, be it big and bold or small and personal, it will impact on and improve the life of an senior in our community and at the same time increase awareness of the plight of seniors.

Let us join hands and wrap the town blue and make a difference in an senior’s life - #GOBLUE

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