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Minister Evelyn Calls For More Respect For The Elderly

St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Minister of Social Development in the Nevis Island Administration, Eric Evelyn is advocating for greater respect and assistance for the elderly.In his address to mark the occasion he said “Another challenge sometimes is that we do not get enough cooperation and support from family members of seniors and a lot of the times family members of senior citizens would cast them aside, do not take care of them, do not give them the requisite support and attention that they deserve to live meaningful lives. And there’s also the issue of senior citizens being rejected by the younger members of society.

“Of course there are various ways of overcoming these challenges. We would have to continue, along with the Health Promotions Unit and other departments in Health in terms of trying to educate our older folks in terms of taking care of tether bodies. “

 

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