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The Senior Citizen of the Year Awards 2017 prepare for their 5th year anniversary

By Jesica Slabbert - Jul 31, 2017
The Senior Citizen of the Year Awards 2017 prepare for their 5th year anniversary

Since its inception in 2012, the Senior Citizen of the Year (SCOTY) Awards have showcased many exceptional seniors in Port Elizabeth for their work in charity and their active lifestyles.

This year the SCOTY Awards will be celebrating their 5th year, and promises to keep going for years to come.

SCOTY has been run by the Golden Oldies fund raising Club since 2012, with winners announced in three age categories - 70-79 years, 80-89 years, 90 and over, with special mentions in the 100 over age group. There is also a prize for the overall winner.

Juanita Krauspe, who created the SCOTY Awards, has decided to step down and focus on her business commitments, but Loudeaux Minnie, from Angelic Wonders Events, along with Michelle Brown, from Brown’s PR, will be taking over Juanita’s role and hopes that the message of the SCOTY Awards continues to spread.

This award aims to inspire the elderly to contribute to their local community and stay active during their retirement.

 They hope to bridge the gap between the youth and senior citizens by inspiring the youth to gain wisdom and experience from their seniors.

“It’s about not only recognising the efforts of the elderly but to also connect them to the younger generation,” said Minnie.

The Gala Luncheon where the finalists for each category gather and a winner is announced will be taking place on the 21st of October at the Kiplings Restaurant in The Boardwalk Hotel.

October is the month of the elderly and every year the SCOTY Awards are held during this month in commemoration. 

Caption (From left to right): Naniwe Skosana, Margita Marx, Mogan Segadavan, Eva Prince, Celeste van der Walt, Maggie Cunningham