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Special days and events<h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​​Community centre programmes for seniors</h2><p>The City has established many recreational hubs across the 24 subcouncils of Cape Town. These weekly recreational programmes and activities focus on fun rather than competitive sport. They are a great place to socialise and meet people with similar interests in your community.</p>​​ <div class="notification with-heading white-copy blue bg-navy"><div class="graphic no-border"> <i class="info caring"></i> </div><div class="desc"><h4>Did you know?</h4><p> <strong>A caring city: </strong>The <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/See-all-city-facilities/Our-recreational-facilities/Community%20centres/Sherwood%20Park%20Recreation%20Centre">Sherwood Park Recreation Centre</a> in Manenberg hosts a Seniors Recreational Men’s Club once a week. These include darts, board games, dominoes, chess and draughts. Please contact the facility for more information.   </p></div></div>​​​ <p> <b>The types of programmes include</b>:</p><ul><li>recreation programmes;</li><li>sports development programmes;</li><li>social awareness programmes;</li><li>life skills programmes;</li><li>holiday programmes; and</li><li>commemorative days and family festivals.</li></ul> <span> </span> <p>Visit our <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/City-Connect/Activities-and-programmes/Sport-and-recreation/seniors-programmes/Seniors%20programmes">Seniors' programmes page</a> to find out more about the various activities on offer or view our <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Procedures%2c%20guidelines%20and%20regulations/SPORT%20AND%20RECREATION%20DEPARTMENT%20PROGRAMMES.pdf" target="_blank">full programme schedule</a>. You can also contact your nearest <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Forms%2c%20notices%2c%20tariffs%20and%20lists/Sport%20and%20Recreation%20District%20Office%20Contact%20List.pdf" target="_blank">district recreational office</a>.  </p><div class="notification with-heading white-copy blue bg-navy"><div class="graphic no-border"> <i class="info caring"></i> </div><div class="desc"><h4>Did you know?</h4><p> <strong>A ​caring city​: </strong>The City is focused on creating awareness of the structures, organisations and groups that respond to the needs of vulnerable people in Cape Town. Older persons are included in these groups.</p></div></div><p>If you are an older person or the carer of an older person and interested in finding out more information on the City's treatment of vulnerable groups, see the <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Bylaws%20and%20policies/Vulnerable%20Groups%20-%20%28Policy%20number%2012399A%29%20approved%20on%2004%20December%202013.pdf" target="_blank"> Vulnerable Groups Policy</a> or download it from the document downloads section at the bottom of the page.</p><h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​Cape Town Games for Older Persons</h2><p>The 2016 Cape Town Games for Older Persons took place on the 30th of March. The games promote healthy living and active ageing. We have designed the event to showcase how enjoyable active ageing can be. More than 4 000 senior citizens attended the third Cape Town Games for Older Persons at the Green Point Athletics Stadium. Seniors enjoyed a range of games and activities, ranging from 25 and 50 metre sprints to duck walks, Jukskei, hula hooping, brisk walks, boules and basketball.<span>   </span></p><h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​International Day of Older Persons</h2><p>We dedicate 1 October to celebrating seniors as valuable contributors to the world, while stressing your human rights. The City of Cape Town hosts an annual city wide event which celebrates older persons and encourages healthy living and active ageing. The event is hosted in partnership with organisations concerned with older persons, government departments and service providers.</p><h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​The Healthy Living and Active Ageing programme​​​​​</h2><p>The Healthy Living and Active Ageing programme encourages older persons to live healthy, active lives. As part of this programme, <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/Departments">City departments,</a> ​the <a href="https://www.saps.gov.za/" target="_blank">South African Police Services (SAPS)<i class="icon link-external"></i></a>, and various private and community organisations present talks on matters that impact the lives of older persons, while encouraging older persons to join seniors clubs and organisations.</p><p>For more detailed information, the Western Cape Government has published a <a href="https://www.westerncape.gov.za/text/2003/ageing.pdf" target="_blank">Guideline for the Promotion of Active Ageing For Seniors<i class="icon link-external"></i></a>.</p><h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​National and international commemorative days</h2><p>Through the <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/Departments/Social%20Development%20and%20Early%20Childhood%20Development%20Department">Social Development and Early Childhood Development Department</a>, the City of Cape Town supports national and international commemorative days, either as an event on the day or as a culmination of a number of smaller events or programmes implemented in the districts.</p><p> <b>The main events supported are:</b></p><ul><li>International Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Day (FASD) – 9 September</li><li>International Day of Older Persons – 1 October</li><li>International Day for Homeless People – 10 October</li><li>International Day for the Eradication of Poverty – 17 October</li><li>International Day for Persons with Disabilities – 3 December</li><li>16 days of activism for no violence against women and children: 25 Nov - 10 Dec</li><li>International Children’s Day – 1 June</li><li>Youth Day – 16 June</li><li>Substance Abuse Prevention Day – 26 June</li></ul>GP0|#1017d8d6-6122-4fcd-9be2-c7b0b8200b12;L0|#01017d8d6-6122-4fcd-9be2-c7b0b8200b12|Special days and events;GTSet|#ef3a64a2-d764-44bc-9d69-3a63d3fadea1;GPP|#a947ad31-e011-494a-9f96-d7b10ee12b2f;GPP|#063a6668-d6cb-4c45-adaf-f559697b85fd;GPP|#245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711Learn about events and programmes that celebrate seniors and help older people stay active and healthy.

 

 

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