Spare a thought this season

2016-11-17 06:00

THE Christmas season is upon us and the year is drawing to an end. This is a time for family, but let us spare a thought for those at old-age home, shelters and orphanage residents, who have no relatives to visit them. To these people this is a very painful time of the year.

I know a couple, who dumped their parents at an old-age home and went to live the good life overseas with not one visit or phone call in four years. Would you like this happening to you when you are old?

If possible, drop by at a home or shelter, people there appreciate it. You don’t have to take a fancy gift, just an assurance that someone out there cares.

Olivia Brown

Port Shepstone

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