A Koforidua-based Non Governmental Organization (NGO), Old Age Care Foundation based in the Eastern Region has called on the general public to as a matter of sympathy support the aged.
The foundation noted that being old is a blessing in disguise therefore such crop of people must be given the needed attention and it deserves.
According to Danlamin Mohammed, the Public Relations Officer (PRO), Old Age Care Foundation, most of the age group are neglected due to the ‘witches and wizards’ tagged by family members.
He said these accusers have the perception that whenever they offer help to the aged, they will in some other way or other spiritually fight against their life or handiworks a reason most people have neglected the aged.
“Therefore neglecting aged in the various societies must be stopped and show them love and care. This will motivate and help them grow more older, because ageing is golden.
“When one become old they will need their children around them to take care of them because at that stage they become weak and sickness also set in. If their children are with them quickly when they fall sick they can take them to any health centre to be treated,” he noted.
Danlamin Mohammed made these known to pressmen statement when they donated some relief items to the aged in Tinkong Electoral Area in the Akuapem North Municipal Assembly on Sunday, August 7, 2022.
He disclosed that, their initiative of helping the aged has been in a existence for years because the recent one is the tenth times they’ve one to embarked on with all taking place in both Juaben South and North Municipalities respectively.
Against this background, Danlamin Mohammed appealed to the general public and encourage the general public to keep supporting aged persons in the societies.
The Assembly Member for Tinkong Electoral Area, Samuel Kwadwo Abotsi thanked the leadership of Old Age Care Foundation for their kind gesture.
He said, the standard of living of most aged persons they visited at their various homes was not encouraging thus, all hands are needed on board to ensure they are well attended to.