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Tribune Freeport Reporter dmaycock tribunemedia. Mrs Griffin, minister of social services, said that her department has been receiving reports of abuse and neglect of the elderly and that it is time to put a stop to it.
Mrs Griffin said it is surprising to discover the level of financial abuse that happens to older persons who receive old age pension from the National Insurance Board. Mrs Griffin noted that disability directly affects about 15 per cent of the population and impacts everyone one way or another.
The Disability Affairs Unit caters to deaf, visibly impaired, physically disabled and mentally disabled. Each of the various groups was represented at the opening. Jonathan Cooper, of the Grand Bahama Deaf Association, spoke about the challenges the deaf face in getting access to higher education and securing meaningful employment in Freeport.
He also noted that deaf people are mostly unemployed.
He also said they are looking to have a shelter for the older deaf persons. Leona Armbrister, of the Association of Visibly Impaired, also talked about how poorly the blind are treated in society by various persons, at banks, government offices, even at social services when they go there for assistance, and when crossing the street.
Senior Deputy Director of Social Services Lillian Quant-Forbes, the former head in Freeport, said it was good to see the various associations represented at the opening on Friday.
Mrs Griffin urged everyone to support continued effort of the Department of Social Services as it works to extend or assistance through the new Disabilities Affair Unit Division and the Senior Citizens Division, which was officially opened by Lady Laurie Miller, the widow of the late Sir Albert Miller.
More like this story.The Elderly Care Ministry provides limited but, much needed resources to elderly people who have little or no support.
We give relational/emotional encouragement to the elderly who do not have an adequate support system. Ministry for Home Affairs and National Security Ministry for Justice, Culture and Local Government Ministry for the Environment, Sustainable Development and Climate Change. This ministry is funded by many Ministry Friends & Partners Becoming a Ministry Friend enables you to be a part of the life-giving miracle that comes through sharing God’s love and word.
Ministry Friends give a small amount each month to make a huge impact in the lives of our friends in nursing homes. James M. Houston and Michael Parker believe now is the time for the church to offer ministry to its increasing numbers of seniors and to benefit from ministry they can offer.
They issue an urgent call to reconceive the place and part of the elderly in the local congregation, showing that seniors aren't the problem--they are the solution. Ministry to the Elderly.
81 likes. Religious Organization. Last Saturday, the elderly community of La Romaine were treated to a Seniors' Christmas Breakfast, courtesy the Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government.