Look around your immediate environment, there are aged people and conversations with some of them often tilts towards a certain subject matter, which is not far fetch. It is their ascension unto glory.
While we often try to rebuke them from saying or thinking of such, they insist this is a reality that awaits them anytime soon. This reality they speak of is often reinforced by their incessant feelings of illness, some of which are unavoidable as they come with old age.
It is emotional to see your parents go through this process during their last years, days or weeks on earth, there are much more you could do to give them a reason to not only live longer on earth but enjoy every bit of it.
Many of these trends cut across geographic boundaries.Some intersect, ready to deal a double or triple or worse blow in 2023 to people who were likely already vulnerable. They live in places where drought has sucked dry livelihoods; conflict has ravaged homes, schools, and hospitals; and faraway wars or stumbling governments closer to home have stymied their ability to feed their families.
A few bright spots do shine through in efforts, or at least ideas, to address the impacts or root causes of these issues.
We are excited to announce our median edition of the Emerald Senior Citizen’s Conference 2022 in collaboration with National Senior Citizens Centre (NSCC) and National Council of Women Societies (NCWS) FCT Chapter.
The Emerald Elderly Care Development Foundation has expressed its willingness to partner with the National Senior Citizens Center (NSCC) in order to promote the well-being of Nigeria’s aging population. This was disclosed when a delegation from the Foundation paid a courtesy visit to the Director General of the NSCC, Dr. Emem Omokaro at the NSCC’s headquarters in Abuja.
Enugu, Nigeria – On a recent Monday morning, Mathew chinedu, popularly known as Matey, switched on the generator that powers his shop in the capital of Enugu State at exactly 9:28am. It sputtered for a second before roaring to life, coughing up clouds of grey smoke in the process.
Ageing is a global phenomenon and the population of the elderly, people aged 60 years and over, is growing rapidly. Evidently, the world’s aged increased from 130 million in 1950 to 419 million in 2000, a proportional share increase from 4 per cent to 7 per cent respectively (Waite, 2004). Nearly 10 per cent of the world’s population or over 600 million persons are over the age of 60, and this is expected to double by 2050. About two-thirds of these 600 million persons live in developing countries (Schwarz, 2003).
EMERALD FEMTECH WORKSHOP 2022
TECHNICAL SKILL ACQUISITION PROGRAMME
Young Female Technical (18 – 30 years)
The Emerald FEMTECH Workshop 2022 is a program aimed at ensuring support to the socially and financially indigent youths in the society. EMECADEF is running this workshop and training so as to contribute its quota towards the efforts of the Federal Government in their social intervention programs which is aimed at alleviating poverty.