Millions of rands made available to protect the elderly

2019-04-16 06:01
Elders had lunch under one roof as Albert Fritz tabled the plan to empower them.

Elders had lunch under one roof as Albert Fritz tabled the plan to empower them.

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The Western Cape Department of Social Development announced the allocation of R245m to implement the Older Persons Act and promote Active Ageing services.

The announcement was made during a Senior Citizens’ Capacity Building event at the Dulcie September Hall in Athlone on Thursday 4 April.

In a statement, the department said the funding will go towards 355 non-government organisations that provide support services, residential and assisted living facilities to the elderly.

Key services include the provision of frail care facilities, and specialised services, such as Alzheimer’s or Dementia care services, and the investigation of the abuse of elders.

The funding will also support various senior clubs that provide safe spaces for elderly residents to meet, interact and enjoy social activities. Provincial minister Albert Fritz said there are 520 000 people over the age of 60 in the Western Cape.

He said recent research showed that this number is set to grow, as more people are living longer.

“While the Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) manages Old Age Homes the department of health supports the elderly by providing medication, physical rehabilitation, assistive devices such as wheelchairs and other health needs. The DSD understands that in your golden years, your body is not as strong as it once was. For this reason, we fund 119 frail-care facilities throughout the province, and we work tirelessly to ensure that the minimum norms and standards are monitored,” said Fritz.

Fritz also said the department is moving away from placing older people in residential facilities, which can be alienating, and instead are focussing on providing the sort of support and social infrastructure that keeps elderly residents in their homes and with their families for as long as possible.

The Western Cape Department of Social Development announced the allocation of R245m to implement the Older Persons Act and promote Active Ageing services.

The announcement was made during a Senior Citizens’ Capacity Building event at the Dulcie September Hall in Athlone on Thursday 4 April.

In a statement, the department said the funding will go towards 355 non-government organisations that provide support services, residential and assisted living facilities to the elderly.

Key services include the provision of frail care facilities, and specialised services, such as Alzheimer’s or Dementia care services, and the investigation of the abuse of elders.

The funding will also support various senior clubs that provide safe spaces for elderly residents to meet, interact and enjoy social activities. Provincial minister Albert Fritz said there are 520 000 people over the age of 60 in the Western Cape.

He said recent research showed that this number is set to grow, as more people are living longer.

“While the Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) manages Old Age Homes the department of health supports the elderly by providing medication, physical rehabilitation, assistive devices such as wheelchairs and other health needs.

“The DSD understands that in your golden years, your body is not as strong as it once was. For this reason, we fund 119 frail-care facilities throughout the province, and we work tirelessly to ensure that the minimum norms and standards are monitored,” said Fritz.

Fritz also said the department is moving away from placing older people in residential facilities, which can be alienating, and instead are focussing on providing the sort of support and social infrastructure that keeps elderly residents in their homes and with their families for as long as possible.

The Western Cape Department of Social Development announced the allocation of R245m to implement the Older Persons Act and promote Active Ageing services.

The announcement was made during a Senior Citizens’ Capacity Building event at the Dulcie September Hall in Athlone on Thursday 4 April.

In a statement, the department said the funding will go towards 355 non-government organisations that provide support services, residential and assisted living facilities to the elderly.

Key services include the provision of frail care facilities, and specialised services, such as Alzheimer’s or Dementia care services, and the investigation of the abuse of elders.

The funding will also support various senior clubs that provide safe spaces for elderly residents to meet, interact and enjoy social activities. Provincial minister Albert Fritz said there are 520 000 people over the age of 60 in the Western Cape.

He said recent research showed that this number is set to grow, as more people are living longer.

“While the Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) manages Old Age Homes the department of health supports the elderly by providing medication, physical rehabilitation, assistive devices such as wheelchairs and other health needs.

“The DSD understands that in your golden years, your body is not as strong as it once was. For this reason, we fund 119 frail-care facilities throughout the province, and we work tirelessly to ensure that the minimum norms and standards are monitored,” said Fritz.

Fritz also said the department is moving away from placing older people in residential facilities, which can be alienating, and instead are focussing on providing the sort of support and social infrastructure that keeps elderly residents in their homes and with their families for as long as possible.

The Western Cape Department of Social Development announced the allocation of R245m to implement the Older Persons Act and promote Active Ageing services.

The announcement was made during a Senior Citizens’ Capacity Building event at the Dulcie September Hall in Athlone on Thursday 4 April.

In a statement, the department said the funding will go towards 355 non-government organisations that provide support services, residential and assisted living facilities to the elderly.

Key services include the provision of frail care facilities, and specialised services, such as Alzheimer’s or Dementia care services, and the investigation of the abuse of elders.

The funding will also support various senior clubs that provide safe spaces for elderly residents to meet, interact and enjoy social activities. Provincial minister Albert Fritz said there are 520 000 people over the age of 60 in the Western Cape. He said recent research showed that this number is set to grow, as more people are living longer.

“While the Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) manages Old Age Homes the department of health supports the elderly by providing medication, physical rehabilitation, assistive devices such as wheelchairs and other health needs. The DSD understands that in your golden years, your body is not as strong as it once was. For this reason, we fund 119 frail-care facilities throughout the province, and we work tirelessly to ensure that the minimum norms and standards are monitored,” said Fritz.

Fritz also said the department is moving away from placing older people in residential facilities, which can be alienating, and instead are focussing on providing the sort of support and social infrastructure that keeps elderly residents in their homes and with their families for as long as possible.

The Western Cape Department of Social Development announced the allocation of R245m to implement the Older Persons Act and promote Active Ageing services.

The announcement was made during a Senior Citizens’ Capacity Building event at the Dulcie September Hall in Athlone on Thursday 4 April.

In a statement, the department said the funding will go towards 355 non-government organisations that provide support services, residential and assisted living facilities to the elderly.

Key services include the provision of frail care facilities, and specialised services, such as Alzheimer’s or Dementia care services, and the investigation of the abuse of elders.

The funding will also support various senior clubs that provide safe spaces for elderly residents to meet, interact and enjoy social activities. Provincial minister Albert Fritz said there are 520 000 people over the age of 60 in the Western Cape.

He said recent research showed that this number is set to grow, as more people are living longer.

“While the Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) manages Old Age Homes the department of health supports the elderly by providing medication, physical rehabilitation, assistive devices such as wheelchairs and other health needs. The DSD understands that in your golden years, your body is not as strong as it once was. For this reason, we fund 119 frail-care facilities throughout the province, and we work tirelessly to ensure that the minimum norms and standards are monitored,” said Fritz.

Fritz also said the department is moving away from placing older people in residential facilities, which can be alienating, and instead are focussing on providing the sort of support and social infrastructure that keeps elderly residents in their homes and with their families for as long as possible.

The Western Cape Department of Social Development announced the allocation of R245m to implement the Older Persons Act and promote Active Ageing services.

The announcement was made during a Senior Citizens’ Capacity Building event at the Dulcie September Hall in Athlone on Thursday 4 April.

In a statement, the department said the funding will go towards 355 non-government organisations that provide support services, residential and assisted living facilities to the elderly.

Key services include the provision of frail care facilities, and specialised services, such as Alzheimer’s or Dementia care services, and the investigation of the abuse of elders.

The funding will also support various senior clubs that provide safe spaces for elderly residents to meet, interact and enjoy social activities. Provincial minister Albert Fritz said there are 520 000 people over the age of 60 in the Western Cape.

He said recent research showed that this number is set to grow, as more people are living longer.

“While the Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) manages Old Age Homes the department of health supports the elderly by providing medication, physical rehabilitation, assistive devices such as wheelchairs and other health needs.

“The DSD understands that in your golden years, your body is not as strong as it once was. For this reason, we fund 119 frail-care facilities throughout the province, and we work tirelessly to ensure that the minimum norms and standards are monitored,” said Fritz.

Fritz also said the department is moving away from placing older people in residential facilities, which can be alienating, and instead are focussing on providing the sort of support and social infrastructure that keeps elderly residents in their homes and with their families for as long as possible.

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