On September 8, 2019, the Araneta Center will hold its annual Grandparents Day celebration entitled “Grand Hangout”. Aside from giving grandparents the chance to meet each other and hangout, the event also wants to give its them an opportunity to shine in various activities to do in the Center. After all, age shouldn’t be an excuse for someone to shine.
It is only fitting then that the Center has partnered up with our Miss Universe Philippines 2019 Gazini Ganados to celebrate Grandparents Day. Gazini has been vocal about her advocacy of elderly care, something which stemmed from her close relationship with her grandparents. Despite already visiting a home for the aged in Manila, she wants to do more.
Araneta Center will be giving her that opportunity on September 6, 2019. She will be meeting 15 members of the elderly community who will be doing portraits of her. These portraits will be sold afterwards and part of the proceeds will be donated to a charity of choice of Gazini Ganados. Those interested to purchase a portrait may contact Gateway Gallery curator Gari Apolonio at [email protected], 588 4000 local 8300.
Aside from the effort of Miss Universe Philippines, the Grandparents day celebration on September 8, Sunday, will also be highlighted by different activities across the Center. The first is the Grand Chess Championship starting at 10am in Gateway Mall. 150 members of the elderly community will be battling it out the entire day, where the winner of the Grand Chess Championship will be given the opportunity to match-up with International Chess Master Chito Garma. Helping out in giving the elderly this opportunity is National Chess Federation of the Philippines, sanctioned by FIDE.
At 3PM in the Ali Mall, the Center will be holding a Grand Ballroom Party in partnership with A. Dance Company, where grandparents can groove in one-hour classes of Salsa and Chacha..
For those looking to simply unwind and hangout with their fellow grandparents, they can head on over to Farmers Plaza at 3PM for the Grand Symphonic Band. It will be a free show in partnership with the Quezon City Tourism department.
Finally, those who wish to reminisce the past even more can head on over to the relaunch of radio station DWWW 774.
As the different activities will be ongoing across the Center, free medical check-up and freebies will also be given away. To avail of these services, customers have to show a PhP 500 single receipt purchase from any Araneta Center establishment.
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