Meritorious Service Award recipient, Zetma Augustine-Toussaint, has encouraged the youth on island to recognize and look up to the elderly since they are the ones who paved the way in society.
Toussaint, who serves as President of the Dominica Council on Aging (DCOA), received the award for Health Management at the Parade of Uniformed Groups on Independence Day, November 3.
“I want to also send a message to the youth to recognize and regard the elderly because the elderly have paved the way for us and so we in turn has to now cherish them and learn from them,” she said in an interview after receiving the award.
An elated Toussaint thanked God for granting her the opportunity to receive the award.
“I feel very elated, I feel very happy and I want to first of all give thanks and praise to the Almighty Father because He is the one who has me here and I trust in Him and He is the one who has given me the strength and courage to work throughout my life,” she stated.
Toussaint also thanked her family and all those who have supported her over the years.