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Recreation Centre For Elderly

The Minister for Health, Dr Neil Sharma yesterday opened the Recreation Centre at the Senior Citizens Home at Samabula, Suva, yesterday. The cost of the building is $65,000 and this
11 Sep 2014 09:05
Recreation Centre For Elderly
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The Minister for Health, Dr Neil Sharma yesterday opened the Recreation Centre at the Senior Citizens Home at Samabula, Suva, yesterday.

The cost of the building is $65,000 and this was made possible through assistance made by the Government and also donations from various non-government organisations.

Dr Sharma says the Ministry of Health will continue to advocate for the welfare of senior citizens through the National Council of Older Persons.

“Building this recreation facility will add benefit to the residents and will also become a focus where other elderly people can come in on a day care basis and enjoy each other’s company.

“I acknowledge the support of various non-government organisations who have made this project possible, “ he said.

Samabula Senior Citizens Home Board Secretary, Marica Hallacy says the project took three months to finish and the senior citizens are happy to have a recreation centre.

“We are grateful to our donors who have helped us to finish the centre and this will have a positive impact on the residents,” Mrs Hallacy said.

There are 52 senior citizens in the home and it is the only Government age centre facility that is located in the Central Eastern Division.

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