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Minister responsible for Senior Security, Dr. Adis King, “putting policy in place” to address elderly abuse

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Minister responsible for Senior Security, Dr. Adis King, "putting policy in place" to address elderly abuse

Minister responsible for Senior Security, Dr. Adis King. Minister responsible for Senior Security, Dr. Adis King has announced that her ministry is in the process of putting policies in place to address concerns as it relates to the abuse of the elderly in Dominica.

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Her announcement was made as the Dominica Council on Ageing (DCOA) celebrates Centenarian Day today.

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“One of the things that we are very concerned about is elderly abuse and of course, we have a day every year that we come out and talk and let people be aware of the daily abuse that some of our elder persons go through and the ministry is very concerned about that,” she said.

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She continued, “That’s why we are in the process of putting some kind of policy in place, especially for elderly homes and persons who actually take care of the elderly.”

According to Dr. King, her ministry is pursuing it actively and just recently dealt with the Maintenance Act as well which will be brought before Parliament soon.

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“Because what the Maintenance Act talks about is actually not only the maintenance of spouses but also maintenance of parents and grandparents,” she explained

She explained that the plan is to stamp out elderly abuse and to inform the general public, “that we have a responsibility to take care of our elderly and the well-being of our elderly in society is very important.”

Meanwhile, the DCOA recognized its President Ophelia Marie during an awards ceremony that took place at the Goodwill Parish Hall on Thursday night

Other individuals and institutions were also recognized for their contributions made to the elderly on the island