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Ashram residents mark day of joy

By Litia Bukalidi The residents of Babasiga Ashram in Labasa were in a joyous mood yesterday as they celebrated Senior Citizen’s Day. Tui Macuta Ratu Aisea Katonivere was the chief
02 Oct 2012 07:36

By Litia Bukalidi

The residents of Babasiga Ashram in Labasa were in a joyous mood yesterday as they celebrated Senior Citizen’s Day.
Tui Macuta Ratu Aisea Katonivere was the chief guest at the opening of the  celebration in Labasa yesterday.
The residents of the home were treated to special programme of entertainment by a local dancing group.
‘The ageing process or getting old is something that we cannot avoid as it is a natural cycle of life,” Ratu Aisea said.
He stated that that the celebration of Senior Citizen’s Day was an acknowledgement of the great achievements of our senior citizens.
“According to our demographers, 3,000 more people are projected to the 60+  age bracket and the ‘oldest’ population 80 years of age and above is also  expected to increase significantly over this period from 5000 in 2010 to  28,500 by 2050,’he said.




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