We discuss the plights of the elderly, including financial, physical and psychological abuse, and neglect. With October recognized as “Older Persons Month”, National Council on Older Persons Chairperson Juliette Barnwell and Co-chair Charles Sawyer talk about these challenges, and how we should be “Creating Inclusive Environments for Older Persons” – the local theme for this month’s observances here in The Bahamas. Nurse Justina Knowles also discusses what we can do to help our older relatives get more physically and mentally active, and what can be done to change the mindsets of younger people about senior citizens.
International Day of Older Persons is tomorrow, October 1. This year’s theme is “Sustainability and Age Inclusiveness in the Urban Environment.”
The month of activities in The Bahamas kicks off tomorrow with a church service and luncheon at Calvary Bible Church on Collins Avenue at 10am.
For more information about the National Council on Older Persons, contact Charles Sawyer at 477-7798.
Pictured left to right: MorningBlend Host Dwight Strachan; Juliette Barnwell; Charles Sawyer; Nurse Justina Knowles; MorningBlend Co-Host Ewurabena Appiah.
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