Seniorforce Cyprus
In Cyprus, the event “Volunteering and Active Ageing” was held on October 3 in Nicosia by the coordinative body of the Parliament of the Elderly in association with the Pan Cyprian Volunteerism Coordinative Council to celebrate both the International Day of Older Persons (October 1st) and the European Seniorforce Day.

The event highlighted volunteering initiatives available for the elderly in Cyprus so as to spread wider awareness on the objectives of the European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations 2012. Six members of NGOs, aged from 63 to 80, shared valuable experiences from their engagement in volunteer activities. They stressed the importance of these activities not only for the society but also for the individual volunteer. "Volunteering enhances the general quality of life, mitigates poverty and social exclusion, promotes the development of new skills and represents a way of life", they said.
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