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II Sousel Annual Meeting for the Elderly

By Joana Carvalho, Portugal

The II Annual Meeting of the Elderly of Sousel city, Portugal, linked with the commemoration of the International Day of Older Persons, took place October 1-5.


On the first day, some Portuguese music bands played, such as “Bandinha da Alegria” and the Duo “António Silva & Célia,” in order to commemorate the International Day of Older Persons.


On October 2, the Annual Meeting opened with the workshop "The importance of physical exercise in the 3rd age" and "Intervene to equal opportunities." The program of this day also marked a show with music groups of the Municipality of Sousel, as well as the award ceremony of the winners of the XIII Children and Youth Festival Song of the Municipality of Sousel. A well-known Portuguese music group, “Broa de Mel,” also performed.


The Municiality of Sousel devoted Sunday, October 3, to Portuguese music with a meeting of traditional folk dancing and a fado music session (“Voices of Fado”). On this day, a special gym session for older adults also took place.


The highlight of the program was on Monday, October 4, with the meeting of Senior Gymnastic Groups. 


The celebration of the centenary of the Portuguese Republic was on October 5. The meeting of the Philharmonic, performances of Portuguese dance groups and the well-known artist Mario Gil will finish off the day.


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