Pattaya Elderly Club marks Mother’s Day with ceremony, party

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More than 330 Pattaya Elderly Club members celebrated Mother’s Day by praying for HM the Queen on her 79th birthday.

Pattaya Public Health and Environment Director Wannaporn Chamchamrat and Elderly Club President Pranee Maneesarn presided over the Pattaya City Hall event Aug. 2.

The Elderly Club members gave their thanks to HM Queen Sirikit for her support of the city’s elderly health-promotion campaign.

More than 300 Pattaya elderly folks participate in a prayer session for Her Majesty the Queen. More than 300 Pattaya elderly folks participate in a prayer session for Her Majesty the Queen.

During the event, club members made merit by offering food to monks, praying to Buddha and meditating. Shows, including a blessing dance; karaoke and folk dancing followed. Everyone finished with a big lunch.

Member Dongprai Suwantrai said events like these helped him avoid loneliness and helped him meet friends and relax.

The next Elderly Club event will take place Oct. 14 to welcome new members, with future meetings to take place Nov. 11 and Dec. 2.