1 October is International Day of Older Persons. Councils in our area took the opportunity to promote a range of activities designed to involve, entertain and amuse our older citizens. One of these was an Older Persons Expo in Hutt City. Age Concern Wellington staff arranged a stand to publicise our services and took the opportunity to engage with the wide range of other agencies and groups represented on the day.
With Melva at the helm our team threw themselves in the spirit of the event, dressing up in 1940s clothing to fit the theme of the day and draping the stand with camouflage nets and other World War II memorabilia interspersed among the pamphlets and information packs. It was, indeed, a memorable event.