This morning runners and walkers came together to celebrate the International Day of Older Persons. Ms Charmaine Attard, General Manager at AX Care, Mr Angelo Xuereb and Naxxar Mayor, Ms Anne Marie Muscat Fenech Adami thanked all the participants who came together and signaled the start.
Donations collected from the event went to K9 Urban Search and Rescue Malta (K9 USAR) whose well trained dogs were just a pleasure to watch. K9 members attend on a weekly basis to Simblija Care Home and aid residents including those suffering from dementia through what they refer to as ‘pet therapy’.
The smile of the residents and sessions with the K9 dogs and members is something they really look forward to in their extensive activity schedule. Ms Attard said that as we grow older an active lifestyle becomes paramount to our health but no matter the age or current physical condition, participants came together to improve their general outlook on health. She reiterated the importance of maintaining an active lifestyle even in elderly life as a routine instead of a short-lived resolution.
#Care #Compassion #Competence
Date: 7th October 2018 | 08:00AM – 09:30AM | 5KM
Start & Finish: Simblija Care Home, Main Gate/Entrance in Triq Il-Forga, Naxxar, NXR2025 (5KM)