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Fighting Elder Abuse in Angola

In Elder Abuse, Elderly on December 1, 2012 at 7:54 pm

Two weeks ago, we wrote about elderly abuse in Africa. This time, we want to congratulate the Ministry of Welfare and Social Reintegration on tackling elder abuse in Angola.

In Luena Angola, the Minister of Welfare and Social Reintegration, João Baptista Kussumua, recently opened an elderly shelter home. The goal of the shelter home is to provide greater protection and psychosocial assistance to the elderly, especially those that are in family abandonment situations. According to the Minister, the initiative will contribute to the elder’s social and economic conditions and thus retrieve the respect to people submitted to various abuses.

This initiative will help to decrease the incidence of elderly street begging that results from the elderly leaving their homes due to elder abuse. In addition, the elder’s quality of life will be improved. Our hope is that old age homes will increase and elder abuse can be confronted. Check out Villa Sunfield Old Age Home and Frail Care Facility in Durban, South Africa.

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