Seniors speak out

Bronwen Moore from Community Cohesion getting the views from a senior citizen.

Senior citizens from Hangberg and Imizamo Yethu attended a workshop to speak about their rights as senior citizens on Tuesday November 24.

Seniors gathered at the Hangberg Sports and Recreation Centre where they were hosted by the City of Cape Town’s Social Development team and worked in partnership with Community Cohesion and Hout Bay SAPS. They were also treated to lunch.

Community Cohesion founder, Bronwen Moore, said they were always happy to assist when workshops were needed.

“This was for the elderly, (information) around the Older Persons Act as well as domestic violence and gender-based violence,” Ms Moore said, adding that her organisation specialised in rights-based victim empowerment.

“This is not a war against men or a battle of the sexes, it is a problem we are all part of and we all need to put in the work to effect change,” Ms Moore said.

Ward councillor Roberto Quintas was also in attendance and said: “I shared my appreciation for the life lessons and values that many of these men and women impart in our communities today, and held them up as honoured contributors to our society and families.”