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Director General extra September, 2017 (message from Director General)

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Kanagawa Ward senior club meeting was held

On August 30, Kanagawa Ward senior club meeting by association of Kanagawa Ward senior club society (Chairperson Takahiro Tanaka) was held in kanakku hall. Association of Kanagawa Ward senior club society is comprised of 150 clubs in ward, member about 9,500 and, through health promotion or friendship activity, is wrestled in livable community development.

At meeting, commendation ceremony of person who has rendered distinguished services and senior club support company was held as Part 1 for senior club many years. Letter of thanks was handed for support Corporation 8 group that 11 people who has rendered distinguished services, senior club were supported for many years that had you make an effort for administration of senior club for a long time by Chairperson Tanaka. We show respect for all of you favored with honor of commendation deeply and celebrate heartily.

State of senior club long-time person who has rendered distinguished services, senior club support company commendation ceremony
[state of senior club long-time person who has rendered distinguished services, senior club support company commendation ceremony]


In Part 2, 39 sets danced as attraction, and chorus, folk song, recitation of a Chinese poem were shown. In all groups, result of everyday study was shown enough, and kanakku hall swelled very much. We think with meeting, and one appreciated with all of you appeared on having been enjoyed enough.

Flower shade leading by all of you of God north district
[flower shade leading by all of you of God north district]

Hula by all of you of Rokukakubashi district
[hula by all of you of Rokukakubashi district]


We are said to have become protracted-life society now. Person made 100-year-old longevity in Kanagawa Ward comes 45 this year. As only 12 people were 123 people in the one 100 years or older in 1997 20 years ago, protracted-life society can realize that it was even if we see only this. 40 of 45 people becoming 100 years old are woman this year. Now that it became protracted-life society, it becomes big theme to live a long healthy life.
Yokohama-shi aims at "the best healthy longevity in Japan". Campaign that good meal (2) sleep (3) is moderate for (1) balance is important to health promotion, and social participation is said to be if important. There are data that the death rate was lower as for 51% than person doing nothing as for the social participating person including activity of Neighborhood Associations with moderate exercise as a result that Shizuoka followed targeting at 14,000 elderly people for nine years from 1999. It is not necessary to take seriously even if we say social participation. We participate in events such as senior clubs, and rotation and thing spending talking happily are enough. We are told that immunity increases by spending time happily, and laughing.
In senior club, we perform handmade athletic meet, exercises open space promotion business, Nordic events walk, gate ball, various approaches about health promotion including ground golf. In addition, by friendship activity assist, and watching prevents isolation of member. In addition, various events such as kotobuki University course, entertainment meet, Go shogi meeting deepen interchange between members and think that it is connected for the making of purpose of life.
Achievement of senior generation is expected very much so that local all of you live in area that lived so long lively. Most of senior generations have you interest in activity of senior club and would appreciate your postponing healthy life expectancy by participating.

September, 2017
Mayor Kanagawa Tomomi Ninomiya

The 90th anniversary


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Kanagawa Ward General Affairs Department Ward Administration Promotion Division

Telephone: 045-411-7021

Telephone: 045-411-7021

Fax: 045-314-8890

E-Mail address kg-kusei@city.yokohama.jp

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