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Waterberg Executive Mayor Morris Mataboge spent his birthday Monday, 5 February, with senior citizens arriving from from across Pienaarsrivier and Masakhane.
The occasion was held inside the Pienaarsrivier Community Hall.
The theme for the event was healthy living, inspired by the ongoing activities of the Pienaars Elderly Group, which facilitates programmes such as road-running.
Bela-Bela Mayor Jeremiah Mfiti Ngobeni, ward councillors, and civil servants were in attendance.
Pienaars Elderly Group leader, Dorah Matlou, told the audience the senior citizens kept themselves busy with regular exercise and brisk walking.
She hoped the elderly’s endeavours would inspire the younger generation to choose a healthy lifestyle.
Mataboge called on other senior citizens to swell the ranks of the Pienaars Elderly Group.
He said officialdom ackowlegded that social grants were not enough to cover household needs, especially because many of the elders were breadwinners in their own homes.
Mataboge and his entourage distributed calendars, bags and blankets to the elderly.
2 months ago 08 February 2018