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AUS commemorates International Day for the Elderly
American University of Sharjah (AUS) hosted on campus a group of elderly people from the Sharjah Old People's Home on September 24. AUS Community Services and the Emirati Cultural Club welcomed the guests in a special gathering held in commemoration of the International Day for the Elderly, which falls on October 1.
Dr. Moza Al Shehhi, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs said, "Hosting the elderly on campus is one way of showing how we honor and respect them. It is from them we seek advice and guidance, and we benefit from their wisdom and experience. It is heartwarming to see our young students care for the elderly."
Student volunteers distributed gifts to the elderly as Emirati Club members served them a traditional Emirati breakfast. The Palestinian Cultural Club also welcomed the elderly by performing the famous Palestinian dabkeh dance. The guests expressed their appreciations to the students for their warm welcome and for giving them the opportunity to break their daily routines.
The event is organized by the Office of Student Affairs.