Calls are being made for the country’s elderly citizens to be treated with dignity and respect.
That issue was raised by Community Development and Social Services Minister Gloria Shillingford in her address at a graduation ceremony of over 100 caregivers, who participated in an age care programme of the Dominica Council on Aging.
She said the Government is extremely appreciative of such partnerships which are geared towards care for the elderly.
“We all know that the care of the elderly is one of government’s priorities. Last year you saw the launching of the Yes We Care programme which is government’s thrust to provide care for the elderly and ensure that they continue to enjoy a life of dignity,” she added.
Shillingford said government believes that families should take care of the elderly where it is possible.
– DNO Correspondent