DCOA Launches Program of Activities to Commemorate Month of the Elderly
On Thursday September 6th, the Dominica Council on Ageing (DCOA), held a press conference as part of Month of the Elderly, to display their work conducted throughout the year as well as to sensitize the public.
Every September, the DCOA recognizes Month of the Elderly and this year, a program of activities was launched to commemorate this year’s celebration.
Acting President of the Dominica Council on Ageing, Mr. Nigel Lawrence, says one of the highlighted projects, is the improvement of three current homes for the elderly.
The project, has been estimated between US $400,000 to US$655,000, and is being funded by the Caribbean Development Disaster Risk Management Fund.
The council is expected to come to a conclusion on the 30th of September, as they wait on approvals.
“The bank has given us credit for the concept note and allowed us to move to phase two, which requires the completion of the application form,” he stated.
Mr. Lawrence noted, the most challenging part of this project is raising the funds.
The Acting President is looking forward to the approval of their project and receiving the finance requested.
He said the installation of solar generating plants at the four facilities help with climate change and solar heating systems is necessary and will be beneficial.
Other activities include: a town hall-style meeting on Disasters and the Elderly, Social and Folk Night, Grandparents Day, and School Awareness programs amongst others.