Seniors would not be where they are today without the support of the community, president of the Katherine Senior Citizen Association Lorna Riggs has said.
Katherine senior citizens have today acknowledged the ongoing community support garnered over the year with a luncheon.
The annual event attracted more than 40 people, a number the association has not seen before.
“The idea of today is we are repaying everybody for the things they do for us over the year, it is a way to show we appreciate everything the community does,” Mrs Riggs said.
“We have seen such a good turn out today, which really shows how supported we are in the town.
Without the community we would not be where we are today.- Lorna Riggs, president of the Katherine Senior Citizen Association
Secretary of the Katherine Senior Citizen Association Gillian Haggert said the overwhelming support keeps seniors active and happy in the community.
“The town regularly supports us in buying raffles or supplying prizes, and that money supports our outings,” Mrs Haggert said.
“Our outings are very important because a lot of senior citizens rely on the friendship and it really adds to our lifestyle.
“Even selling the raffle tickets is a social event where we can catch up with people we haven’t seen in a while,” she said.
The association members meet up twice per week in addition to outings on Wednesdays and craft on Fridays.
“A lot of older people are stuck at home but we have a lovely group which we have fun with and a lot of that is because of the generous support we receive from the Katherine people,” Mrs Riggs said.
“We are mostly pensioners and we certainly couldn’t afford to do as much as we do with out the town’s input.”
The Katherine Senior Citizen Association meets at Bernard Street, Katherine.
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