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Dubai to establish new Thukher club for seniors in Al Khawaneej


His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council and Chairman of the Dubai Higher Committee for Development and Citizen Affairs, issued directives to establish a new Thukher Club for senior citizens in Al Khawaneej area of ​​Dubai. The club will serve as a community center designed to promote the well-being and quality of life of seniors.

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan saying,

“The establishment of a new Thukher Club for senior citizens aligns with the vision and directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to promote the well-being of senior citizens and provide them with the better. possible care and support. “It also closely aligns with the objectives of Dubai Social Agenda 33, which focuses on building happier and more cohesive families.”

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“Dubai values ​​and respects its senior citizens and is committed to ensuring their full integration and active participation in society. Our seniors have been instrumental in shaping Dubai’s remarkable success story and contributing to the nation’s development as one of the world’s greatest cities. Therefore, it is our duty to show them appreciation and provide them with the necessary support, care and empowerment so that they enjoy a high quality of life.”

The club, which will be built on a 20,000-square-foot area, will include a wellness center with personalized nutrition and fitness services. It will serve as a social and cultural hub with a library, theater and smart platforms to help seniors easily access government services. The center will also foster intergenerational connections through an interactive café.

The new Thukher Club building will feature three main sections designed to offer comprehensive services to seniors, focusing on promoting wellbeing, health and fitness, and fostering stronger community bonds.

The Thukher initiative is implemented in collaboration with several strategic partners, including Dubai Health Authority, Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, Dubai Digital Authority, Dubai Police, Department of Finance, Dubai Municipality , Community Development Authority, Dubai Health and Dubai Sports Council. The clubs launched under the umbrella of the initiative aim to promote physical well-being, good nutrition and cultural and social enrichment. They also incorporate branches of Dubai Public Libraries, which provide traditional and digital library services.

Lieutenant General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Policesaying,

“Dubai Social Agenda 33, launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, emphasizes family well-being as crucial to national development. By prioritizing the well-being of families and individuals, this agenda ensures continued prosperity, stability and advancement. “The launch of a new Thukher Club in Al Khawaneej will ensure that seniors receive a wide range of services that meet the physical, mental and psychological needs of seniors, reinforcing their integral role in society.”

Abdulrahman Saleh Al Saleh, Director General of the Department of Finance (DoF) of the Government of Dubaisaying,

“The establishment of a new Thukher Club aligns with the principles of Dubai Social Agenda 33, which seeks to improve the quality of life of seniors. By providing essential support and services, the club contributes to the well-being and happiness of seniors. “As a strategic partner of the Thukher Club, we support the launch of a new branch of the club and are confident that it will significantly benefit the local community and greatly improve the health, wellbeing and happiness of older people.”

Hessa bint Issa Buhumaid, Director General of the Community Development Authoritysaying,

“The new Thukher Club to be established in Al Khawaneej reflects the leadership’s commitment to improving social cohesion, focusing on the empowerment of older people. Recognized for its success at Al Safa Park, the Thukher Club environment is acclaimed for empowering seniors and encouraging community participation. The new branch in Al Khawaneej will further enhance services for senior citizens and offer initiatives and programs aimed at fostering their integration and empowerment.”

Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, CEO of Digital Dubaisaying,

“The Thukher Club aligns perfectly with the overall vision of Dubai and the UAE, which prioritizes happiness, family unity and comprehensive care for all members of the community, particularly seniors. The new Thukher Club underlines the leadership’s dedication to this demographic, helping to reinforce Dubai’s global reputation as the best city to live in. “This recognition shows Dubai’s dedication to fostering citizen happiness and its belief that human development is essential for advancement.”

Hala Badri, Director General of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), saying,

“The Thukher Club plays a vital role in fostering intergenerational connections and promoting social cohesion among older people. The launch of a new branch in Al Khawaneej underlines the commitment to improving services for seniors, perfectly aligning with Dubai Social Agenda 33. At Dubai Culture, we deeply appreciate the invaluable contributions of our seniors and are committed to addressing their cognitive and cultural needs through the resources found in the Thukher Club library. “This recognition serves as a heartfelt tribute to his invaluable contributions, wealth of life experiences and boundless energy.”

Dawoud Al Hajri, Director General of Dubai Municipalitysaying,

“The Thukher Club embodies the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, demonstrating his deep care for older people and his commitment to improving their quality of life and promoting their happiness. It also reflects the directives of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who always leads in providing the best services and care to the elderly.”

Saeed Hareb, secretary general of the Dubai Sports Council, saying,

“The Thukher Club is a testimony to the generous generosity of our leadership in ensuring the development of the nation and bringing joy to the people. The Thukher Club embodies loyalty, love and appreciation for our senior citizens, highlighting the enduring importance of those who have dedicated their lives to serving the nation. “The club offers older people an enriching environment, giving them access to exceptional sports facilities, support services, opportunities to socialize with friends, read and participate in various activities.”

Dr. Amer Sharif, CEO of Dubai Healthsaying,

“The launch of the Thukher Club in Al Khawaneej underlines the deep commitment of our leadership to improving the well-being and quality of life of our seniors. Our goal is to improve your well-being by integrating health, psychological and social services. Since the inception of the first Thukher Club branch in Al Safa, our strategic partnership with the government reflects our unwavering dedication to providing comprehensive support and care to older people, benefiting both them and the community at large.”

Thukher Club in Al Safa Park

The Thukher Club at Al Safa Park has an exceptionally busy event schedule. In the second half of 2023, the club organized 57 workshops and conferences that attracted 1,780 participants, with a total of 868 members, including 479 men and 389 women.

News source: Emirates News Agency


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