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SA’s Cypriot pensioners combat loneliness with fortnightly meals

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Life is better when we share! 

Last Wednesday, like every fortnight for the last four years, members and friends of South Australia’s Cyprus Community Pensioners Association gathered at the community centre in Welland, Adelaide to socialize and share a meal of ‘Lamb Kleftiko’.

“These meals started with 45 people and we had 130 in our last one held last week” president of the Association, Christos Ioannou, tells The Greek Herald

“They are a great chance for the elders of the Cypriot and the wider Greek community to come together. They usually start with Bingo in the morning and end in the afternoon,” Mr Ioannou says, explaining that his goal is to increase the number of people who attend the meals, to at least 200.

“Everyone who is of Cypriot background or interested in the culture is welcome to attend. We also organise day trips around South Australia twice a year to keep things interesting and entertain our members,” concludes the President. 

The Association’s next fortnight meal will be held on Wednesday, May 26th at the Cyprus Community Cultural Centre in Welland, Adelaide.

*An afternoon tea organised by the Ladies Auxiliary will take place on Sunday 23rd of May 20212pm with a Presentation on the first Greek Cypriots in South Australia and guest speakers Dr Maria Shialis. For Tickets and more information call Thekla on 0417 579 428 or Mirianthi on 0412 308 412.

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