The elderly in Ghana can still smile
HelpAge Ghana has clarified that its center has not been temporarily closed down as being reported by a section of the media.
A publication in today’s edition of The Globe
newspaper has it that the only and first-ever ageing support centre in the country is facing challenges to sustain its various programs at the center.
But officials of the center told Citi News
they have only ended running the center’s collaborative program with Age UK.
“None of the services of HelpAge Ghana have been suspended,” the executive director of HelpAge Ghana, Ebenezer Adjetey-Sorsey, said.
“The story related to the day-centre program and from last year October to April 2011, we were running a fall prevention program in partnership with Age UK.
It is that program which has come to an end,” he clarified.
He, however, added that the center requires more assistance to fully cater for the aging population of Ghana.
HelpAge Ghana is a non-governmental, non-religious and non-profit making organization, established in 1988 to promote the prospects of older persons in the Ghanaian society.
It is a full member of HelpAge International (HAI) which is based in London, UK and which is a global network of age care organizations.