Tea To Honour Aged Working People

Basildene Manor hosted a Devonshire Tea party on Tuesday last week to honour aged working people in the local community, for instance, the Silver Chain volunteers. The event was held in conjunction with the 2012 International Day of Older Persons, which is observed on October 01st each year.

The news article “Tea say thanks” has complete information on this event. It says the following: “Basildene owner Accor Vacation Club organised the event to thank community members, providing flowers as well as tea and scones and other treats for those who attended.” http://www.margaretrivermail.com.au/story/391358/tea-says-thanks/?cs=790

Aged people contribute to WA with a lifetime of experience, knowledge and skills and the International Day of Older Persons is an excellent opportunity for the entire community to recognise their ongoing contributions and achievements.

Situated amidst the thriving tapestry of Margaret River’s popular vineyards, Basildene Manor is an elegant National Trust property converted to five star accommodation. Guests attending the Devonshire Tea party had a great time at this gracious country estate, which combines contemporary elegance and style with old world charm and grandeur of bygone times.

About the International Day of Older Persons:

The United Nations’ International Day of Older Persons is observed each year on October 01st to appreciate the contributions of aged persons and address issues affecting their lives. The theme for the 2012 observance was “Longevity: Shaping the Future”.

This is a special day for senior citizens and aged persons across the globe. In many nations, leaders deliver speeches, especially those in charge of government departments that are responsible for senior citizens. TV channels, newspapers and radios conduct interviews with aged persons on different issues such as their contributions to build a better community.

Other activities taking place on this day include displaying of publicity material in office buildings, tertiary institutions, public notice boards and schools; media announcements and activities promoting aged people; and voluntary activities focusing on health, education, environment and community services.

In Australia, the International Day of Older Persons is an opportunity to appreciate and recognise the contributions that older Aussies make to their communities and families, and to encourage aged persons’ participation in community activities. Aged Aussies are, and always have been, a valuable asset. They have played a major role in shaping modern Australia.

The International Day of Older Persons is an international observance, as opposed to a public holiday.

About Benji

I am married and live on a farm near Margaret River with my wife, daughter and son. I set up The Margaret River Guide to assist people coming to Margaret River Western Australia to easily find what they are looking for. I also wanted to allow people to find activities they did not know about and to be able to openly comment on/ review businesses.

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