HelpAge - ‘Elders Walk’ at Nuwara Eliya

Over 1000 elders between the age group of 60 to 90 years will participate in a massive ‘Elders Walk’ , conducted by HelpAge Sri Lanka (HASL) jointly with Nuwara Eliya District Secretariet and Berendina Development Services (BDS) at Nuwara Eliya on October 5 (Friday) commencing at 9.00 am.

The ‘Elders Walk’ which is conducted under then theme ‘Celebrating Older Human Rights Champions ’ will start opposite the Nuwara Eliya District Secretariat with the participation of HASL Executive Director Samantha Liyanawaduge, Nuwara Eliya District Secretary M.B.R. Pushpakumara, BDS Chairman Anura Atapaththu, GM Dayantha Fernando and Director Jagath Godakanda.

HelpAge is a leading social welfare organization working on behalf of the Senior Citizens of Sri Lanka to improve the quality of life by providing free cataract surgeries and other medical services for needy elders.

HASL had also organised similar ‘Elders Day’ events at Matara, Hambantota, Galle, Matale and Polonnaruwa to coincide with the ‘International Day of Older Persons’ which falls on October 1.

Elders also will take part in entertaining programmes at Cinisita Cultural Hall, Nuwara-Eliya after the walk. 

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