The United Nations Organisation declares the 1st October of every year as the International Day of Older Persons.
On this special day, the lives of those who came before us and who strove hard to set the foundations of our communities are celebrated.
The Covid-19 pandemic has brought about hardships for everyone and in particular for older persons within our communities. Many older persons have been lost prematurely to Covid-19, while many others are conquering this challenge day after day in silence. Some, however, are suffering unprecedented, emotional turmoil and loneliness within their homes and community, as well as residential care settings, separated from their loved ones.
The Department of Gerontology and Dementia Studies within the Faculty for Social Wellbeing, together with their alumni, is organising Holy Mass in remembrance of older persons and the challenges that they are facing, and to celebrate the lives of those who passed.
Holy Mass will be celebrated on the 7th October at 6.30 pm at the St Theresa Convent and Sanctuary Church, Birkirkara.
Family members of older persons who passed due to the Covid-19 pandemic may forward the names of their deceased loved ones by email: email@example.com or tel. no:+356 23402237. These will be forwarded to the celebrating priest, who will offer Mass for their repose.