Elie Wiesel – Holocaust survivor, Nobel Peace Prize winner, author, and, most of all, champion in the fight against injustice, indifference and intolerance – addressed the Opening General Session at the AAHSA Conference yesterday morning, Sunday 21 October.

As an advocate for the downtrodden, his universal message is that ‘to remain silent and indifferent is the greatest sin of all’.   

His message to the AAHSA members was to celebrate the elderly because the world is in danger – and a society is viewed, either negatively or positively, by the way they treat their elderly. 

And live in the moment. 

“Every day is a day of grace.  Every moment is a moment of truth.  Life is not made of years.  Life is made of moments.” 

For more information on Elie Wiesel and The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity visit