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Akbar To Spend Mother’s Day With The Women In Age Care Homes

The Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation has organised Mother’s Day celebrations for the women in the three age care homes which includes Babasiga Ashram in Labasa, Samabula Old
08 May 2016 10:55
Akbar To Spend Mother’s Day With The Women In Age Care Homes
Minister for Health and Medical Services, Rosy Akbar

The Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation has organised Mother’s Day celebrations for the women in the three age care homes which includes Babasiga Ashram in Labasa, Samabula Old People’s Home in Suva and Golden Age Home in Natabua, Lautoka.

The programme is an initiative by the Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Rosy Akbar who recognises the contributions of those women, who have been left at the age care homes by their families. Currently there are a total of 72 women living at the 3 age care homes in Fiji.

Ms Akbar will be with the women from Babasiga Ashram this morning for breakfast organised at the Grand Eastern Hotel.

Following this event, women from Samabula Old People’s Home will also be treated to mother’s day lunch organised at the New Peking Restaurant in Suva.

Similarly, a special dinner programme has also been organised for the women at Golden Age Home. Ms Akbar will also be present at these two functions as well.

She is conveying her best wishes to all the mothers in Fiji by wishing them a happy mother’s day.

“Mother’s Day is the perfect day to celebrate the joys of having a mother. This day also provides a time to reflect and honour the influences mothers have in our lives.

“Our mothers need to be cherished, not only on Mother’s Day but every day of their lives. They are the most significant person in our lives. They are the source of unconditional love that nurtures us throughout our life, thus we need to respect and care for them. It is saddening to see that we have some mothers who have been left at these age care homes, when in fact most of them have their families.

“The best place for seniors is with their own families, their loved ones. Most of the seniors at the age care homes, cry to see their children, thus we request the families out there to please look after your parents, nothing can be more valuable than a mother’s unconditional love for her children,” she said.

Ms Akbar will also visit the children in residential homes, particularly those in the Saint Meena’s Home and Treasure Home in Nadi.

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