600 seniors given food, health and Line tips

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About 600 Pattaya-area senior citizens were given health checks, lessons in social media, nutrition tips and more at a Nongprue Sub-district sponsored fair.

Former Culture Minister Sonthaya Kunplome, ex-MPs and local officials were on hand for the April 28 event at Nongprue Public Park.

On offer were free health checks, an exhibition on seniors’ moods, food, and exercise. The mood training covered such topics as how to use Facebook, Line and other social networking sites.

Former Culture Minister Sonthaya Kunplome (left) joins other politicians to sit alongside hundreds of seniors in prayer during this year’s Senior’s Ability Development Project.Former Culture Minister Sonthaya Kunplome (left) joins other politicians to sit alongside hundreds of seniors in prayer during this year’s Senior’s Ability Development Project.

The elderly residents also received pointers on appropriate foods for the age group, blessings in Buddhism and Islam, and free health kits.

There also was a forum to discuss “senior society” under the ASEAN Economic Community and a show put on by the Lamdman Club.

Nongprue Mayor Mai Chaiyanit said the fair was organized to pay respect and honor area seniors. It also gives them a chance to meet their peers.