Elderly pleased with firm's gesture

AJMAN - All the residents of Ajman Elderly Welfare Home (AEWH) have benefited from the 16 medical beds provided to them by Damas as part of its campaign to support the elderly in the emirate, Leila Al Zarooni, Deputy Director of (AEWH) told Khaleej Times.


Afkar Ali Ahmed

Published: Tue 23 Aug 2005, 11:19 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 7:15 PM

She said the AEWH management always encouraged private establishments and institutions to contribute their mite in supporting old and abandoned people.

"This gesture by Damas has pleased the elderly. The community will not forget them," she added.

According to Al Zarooni, all 14 AEWH residents have got a bed each, while two beds have been kept aside for newcomers. These medical home beds are highly sophisticated and adjustable. They have been designed specially for the elderly, to make them feel at home and at the same time give them that extra comfort with the medical features incorporated in them.

She said it was the duty of all welfare establishments to work for the integration of the elderly with the mainstream of the society by organising activities that brought them in touch with other members of the community.

"Old people play a vital social role with their experiences and guidance for those around them in all walks of life. They are a real human wealth, which no growing community can ignore," she said.

She said religious and moral commitment obliged the rest of us to provide assistance to those who have spent their entire lives in serving the society. "Therefore, they need our care and attention. Taking care of the elderly is a humanitarian dimension. They should not feel neglected. We must continue supporting them and feel proud of them as individuals," she said.

Fatima. S, a 65-year-old woman, expressed her happiness with the bed provided to her by the Damas, saying that this was a generous grant that made her feel comfortable, healthy and gave her hope in life.

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