Thursday, July 13, 2006

Bill will safeguard rights of senior citizens


By Chanel September
The elderly will soon have the law to protect them against abuse and discrimination. The golden Age of Hope and Growth conference has been told at a conference, held on Tuesday to familiarise senior citizens with the Older Persons Bill which was arranged by the Department of Social Services and Poverty Alleviation. The bill which focused on rights and aims to prevent the abuse of older people, create a supportive environment, and provide community-based care. The Cape Times reports that Deputy Minister of Social Development Jean Benjamin called on communities to restore the digninty of older people.

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