Day care centers and more advocacies are among initiatives the Dominica Council on Aging (DCOA) says it will be targeting for the elderly on the island.
President of the DCOA Evander Joseph says some older persons have complained about being bored.
He says the DCOA will be working towards curbing the issues affecting the elderly in Dominica.
“We need day care centers where the elderly can meet and socialize with each other because we know boredom is a disease. There are people who have died because of loneliness. We cannot eradicate all the problems affecting older people but we can curb the problems,” he said.
Joseph also gave kudos to government for several initiatives which he said are beneficial to the elderly on the island.