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Three Senior Homes Renamed Golden Age Home

  The three senior citizen nursing homes looked after by the Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation are now known as Golden Age Home. Permanent Secretary Dr Jiosefa Koroivueta
04 Oct 2018 10:00
Three Senior Homes Renamed Golden Age Home
The Golden Age Home in Labasa. Photo: Shratika Naidu

 

The three senior citizen nursing homes looked after by the Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation are now known as Golden Age Home.

Permanent Secretary Dr Jiosefa Koroivueta confirmed yesterday that this name change was from November last year.

The three homes are at Totoya Street in Samabula, Suva; Natabua in Lautoka and along Siberia Road in Labasa.

Dr Koroivueta said: “This was done in ensuring that there is a regularised reference and sense of belonging to a common administration, in this case under the Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation.

“The change of name signifies a new dawn of administration targeted at providing a service that addressed both the care needs of the residents of the respective Homes as well as addressing the holistic administration aspects to managing and sustaining resources for the service terrain.

“Moreover, it is to do with the aligning developments to Government’s objective of leaving no one behind, through promoting the inclusion, protection, healthy ageing and the provision of enabling environments for older persons,” he said.

“The message we want to pass on to the public is that the changing of name is to promoting the inclusion, protection, healthy ageing and the provision of enabling environments for older persons.”

The three homes have the following number of residents to date:

  • Golden Age Home Suva – 58 residents
  • Golden Age Home Lautoka – 51 residents
  •  Golden Age Home Labasa – 29 residents

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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