Adequately caring for our elders ensures that they live out their lives with respect and dignity.
Neither individual States nor the Federal Government of Nigeria provides any supportive care for older people, leaving them marginalized and lonely as well as at risk of disease.
Surely this plight of our elders at home is a burden of conscience worth lifting.
Providing the elders with food to eat and a place to sleep is not enough. They need a place to socialize and talk with their peers if they are to avoid the problems of loneliness and isolation.
The organization plans to start with community volunteers who will visit and befriend the elderly, with a longer-term plan of opening a center in Imo State.