High tea brings senior citizens together

Inshaaf Losper, accompanied by the DJ for Africansapiens, provided entertainment.

Mayor Dan Plato hosted a high tea for senior citizens from across the city at Sea Point civic centre on November 13.

Mr Plato said he believes bringing senior citizens together makes it easier for them to communicate with others and exchange ideas.

Ward 115 councillor Dave Bryant gave the welcoming address.

He praised Capetonians for their response to the drought.“Our prayers were heard and Cape Town rose to the challenge. The dams are now full.”

The high tea programme included two guest speakers.

Captain Elizabeth Munro, communications officer from Sea Point police station, spoke about safety. Each place-setting on the tables included an informative leaflet in which she had drawn attention to important safety precautions. She said that old age homes were seen as soft targets and elderly residents were vulnerable to opportunistic attacks. She urged those present to be especially careful at ATMs. “Refuse to be helped,” she said.

Her talk was followed by a refreshment break, which included entertainment by Afrosapiens whose music inspired some spontaneous dancing in the aisles.

Lisle Lombard from the City’s Social Development sector gave an informative talk about several of the department’s on-going programmes. She gave positive insight into the work being done by social workers to provide a safe environment for vulnerable children.

In closing, Ward 54 councillor Nicola Jowell thanked everyone for coming.