First elderly forum held in Nizwa

By Amal Al Riyami — NIZWA: Feb 20 – The first elderly forum was held under the slogan, ‘Our Ancestors Pride For Us’ at Tanuf Health Centre in Nizwa on Monday. The event was presided over by Shaikh Hamad bin Salim bin Saif al Aghbari, Wali of Nizwa, and attended by elderly artisans engaged in traditional crafts. The forum is an opportunity to strengthen communication between communities by involving relevant sectors. It is part of an effort of the health personnel at Tanuf Health Center to highlight the role of the elderly in the community.
The elderly artisans “reflect the reality of such jobs”, which are a source of livelihood for them and their families.
933502Participants will present their work before the visitors of the forum, which will run for two days.
The event commenced with a welcome speech by students from Tanuf School. Naima al Kindi, Al Dakhiliyah team manager of the Omani Association for Elderly Friends, in a speech, explained the importance of communication between the elderly and different sections of the community. The ceremony included a poem delivered by Suleiman al Shueili, vice-president of the association.
Supporting institutions, artisans and those who contributed to the success of the forum were honoured.
The patron of the ceremony opened an exhibition which saw artisans and craftswomen working in traditional industries: pottery, spinning, sewing traditional cloth, cooking Omani food, among other things.
Omani Women’s Association in Nizwa and Nizwa Healthy Lifestyle Project, and Omani Association for Elderly Friends of Al Dakhiliyah branch also participated in the exhibition.