Special Father’s Day celebration for senior citizens

Director of Social Welfare Rupeni Fatiaki (left) cuts the cake with the residents of Samabula Senior Citizens Home during their Father's Day celebration at the home earlier today. Picture: RAMA

TWENTY-SIX fathers of the Samabula Senior Citizens Home were today given a special celebration to mark Father’s Day at their home in Suva.

The occasion was organised by staff members of the Samabula Senior Citizens Home.

The home was an array of colours with the matching attires or kalavata donned by the residents while many were in jovial mood took advantage of the entertainment.

A special cake was also cut by the fathers of the house joined by stakeholder representatives of the home.

Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Dr Josefa Koroivueta had earlier highlighted that the occasion marked a great time for Fiji as a nation showing that it cared for the senior citizens.

He added that there were situations beyond the ministry’s control and now many senior citizens were being cared for in homes supported by Government.