It was a big day out in the Adelaide Hills for our CHSP seniors! On March 18th, we brought our seniors to spend the gorgeous Thursday morning at the Glen Ewin Estate for fig harvesting and afternoon tea.
The extraordinary weather along with the great atmosphere allowed for a great day of activity for our seniors. The time they spent picking figs of their choice was filled with chatter and ease.
Seniors fig harvesting
Despite the uneven terrain, many seniors were determined to spend as much of their time as possible under the sun and enjoying the thrill of harvesting their own figs. Unfortunately, because of this, the seniors found themselves too worn out to proceed to the Nauryz Celebration at the University of Adelaide, so chose to spend more time at the Estate and basking in the sun and eat their fruits.
MWASA is keen to hold a similar event in the near future so that more of our seniors can experience the other gems of Adelaide while having a good time.
Our SETS Youth enjoyed the Saturday morning of April 10th participating in an energizing indoor soccer tournament; the perfect gathering before the start of the month of Ramadan.
Despite some not having played the sport before, the support from the other more experienced girls was definitely an encouragement. It gave our SETS Youth the opportunity to interact with others in their community as well as participate in something new. To see the collective team effort put into the games was amazing.
The post-game treat of pizza was definitely a good note to end the day for everyone, especially for the winning team that brought home a bag of prizes from their successful game!
During the down-time, many suggested other possible social sport they would like to participate in; it is safe to say that MWASA will definitely be holding another social sport event for our SETS Youth in the near future!
MWASA organized a talk on heart in view of our CHSP* seniors’ overall health. Christine HYgonnet from the Heart Foundation SA presented on how to take care of their heart on 25 February 2021.
Christine began the session by empahsizing the importance of understanding our heart before engaging in physical activities. She also shared warning signs of heart attack and what to do if you or someone is having one.
Christine encouraged our seniors to take care of their heart by following living a healthy lifestyle through following a healthy diet and joining free community based walking groups.
The seniors received many giveaways from the Heart Foundation, including brochures, quick and easy recipes, a heart-shaped keyring and a pen.
Interpreter for Uyghur speakers was present to facilate understanding of the topic.
Our CHSP* seniors were treated to a free film screening “Kabullywood” and a short documentary “Bakery” at the Mercury Cinema on 18th February 2021. The film is part of a free series of 6-week screenings organized by the recently launched South Asian Seniors’ Film Club. Their aim is to build friendships and social connections for older South Australians, showcasing films from South Asia.
It was a day full of fun and entertainment as our seniors were treated to free lunch of Afghan Borani Banjan served with fresh Afgan bread, muffins and warm saffron tea.