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Senior Citizens Call for Care of the Elderly

Some elders in Abeokuta have called on the youths to take good care of their parents while they are alive.

The elders while speaking on the World Elders Abuse Prevention day called on children not to allow their parents to suffer due to lack of care.

Baaroyin of Egbaland, Olootu Layi Labode who recently turned seventy seven years said, civilization and western education had affected the care of the elderly compared to the olden days.

Olootu Labode who advised the government to give more palliatives to the elderly persons due to poverty, noted that the medical advice had made the elderly to feel more lonely.

Another elder, Mr. Solomon Ayinla who will be sixty nine years in two months’ time described poor treatment of the elders as very pathetic which must be redressed.

He charged the youths to give proper care to their parents while they are still living rather than buying expensive casket when they died.

The theme for this year is “unifying Elder Justice and Violence Against Women providing opportunities for sharing the life experiences of older people”.

Wale Oluokun

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