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Seniors say ‘thank you’ for COVID support

National Seniors Australia has launched a campaign to give older Australians the chance to say “thank you” to their communities for their care and respect throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Australia’s peak consumer group for older Australians will lead the campaign on social media as part of ‘International Older Persons Day’ tomorrow, October 1.

This year will mark the 30th anniversary of ‘International Older Persons Day’ and National Seniors is urging its members and seniors in general to publicly show their thanks, to anyone in the community who has looked out for them this year.

It said participants would be able to access a “Thank You Balloon” at https://nationalseniors.com.au/get-involved/thank-you-campaign and use the balloon to take a selfie with the person they want to say “Thank you!” to.

National Seniors Chief Advocate Ian Henschke (pictured) said 2020 had been a tough year and it was time to recognise those who have helped some of the most vulnerable in the community this year.

“With older persons confronted by higher risks, National Seniors Australia is launching our ‘Thank You’ campaign to thank those who have supported others this year and we want you to get involved,” Mr Henschke said.

“Say thank you to the people in your life who have supported you during the pandemic by taking a photo together with our ‘Thank you’ poster.

“Tell us who you’re thanking and why on Facebook by tagging your picture with #NSAthankyou and we’ll thank them too.”

‘International Older Persons Day’ is tomorrow, October 1 and is co-ordinated by the United Nations.

For more, watch the National Seniors video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgxzU_2ldYQ&feature=youtu.be

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