On October 1 the International day of people of advanced age is around the world celebrated. In Nikolaev already began tradition to gather this day not only to congratulate elderly people of our city, but also to sum up the results of work of city structures which are engaged in social protection of veterans of war and work.
This year celebration of the International day of people of advanced age took place in the House of creativity of pupils. On solemn celebration there were guests of honor - the Nikolaev mayor Vladimir Chaika, the director of the department of work and social protection of the population Sergey Bondarenko and the head of city council of veterans the general - the major Ivan Lyutikov.
Sergey Bondarenko noted that this year 37% were allocated for social programs in the Nikolaev area from the city budget, it makes about 232 million UAH. The majority of these programs are directed on improvement of position of pensioners, disabled people and veterans. In area it is done everything possible to facilitate life to people of advanced age. "Our doors are always open for you if any help is necessary - you come", - the director of the department of work and social protection of the population declared.
The Nikolaev mayor Vladimir Chaika congratulated veterans of war and work on a holiday and told that they are necessary to citizens, children and grandsons, they are necessary to the city. The mayor also noted that for the last five years payments of pensions in area were never broken. The city government cares and of disabled people for whom specially equipped minibuses with elevators are bought.
Honored veterans of war and work were awarded by gifts, and the mayor handed over to activists also thankful diplomas.
After official part of veterans I expected a gala concert.