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Sunrise magazine for senior citizens

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The Sunrise Senior Foundation (SSF), formed a year ago with a series of noble objectives to help, guide and be a mentor to Sri Lanka’s ageing population, will soon re-launch its magazine, ‘Sunrise’.

The magazine, printed on quality paper and containing top-notch editorial content, will be edited by a senior Sri Lankan journalist, and will cover a range of stories beneficial to the elderly community, their families, as well as companies and institutions that provide products catering to this community. 

‘Sunrise’ was published two years ago by another organisation and was well received, but due to unavoidable circumstances was not to proceed beyond four issues.

The SSF now promises to be a brighter and bolder magazine, to be published on a bi-monthly basis, starting with the April/May issue due to be released in the last week of April 2018.

From stories pertaining to policy issues by the State concerning the country’s 60+ years population, insurance and investment advice, health and medical care, and infrastructure in public spaces for ensuring minimum inconvenience to senior citizens, to shopping tips, gardening for leisure, games, jokes and institutions which may be contacted in an emergency, the magazine is set to fill a largely-unfilled need for information for senior citizens.

The foundation is a not-for-profit organisation. The Board of Directors comprise Kumar Nadesan, Tissa de Alwis, Tilak de Zoysa, T. Someswaran, Dr. Pramilla Senanayake and Feizal Samath (Chairman), who bring different levels of expertise and maturity to the organisation. The directors are all volunteers.

Apart from the magazine, the SSF will also engage in a host of activities to raise awareness on the rights and needs of the ‘silver-age’ community, be a voice for the elders, provide a source of funding for charitable purposes and create public space for the benefit of senior citizens, an important demographic group in Sri Lanka. For further details: Contact feizalsam@gmail.com or 0777 728590

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