December 7, 2009

PAKISTAN: Senior Citizen's Forum opens day care centre

. KARACHI, Pakistan / Senior Citizens Forum Newsletter / December 7, 2009 Mr. Haiderali Alibhai and Mr. Ali Husain Rajab Alio, members of the Karachi-based Senior Citizens Forum, announced donations of Rs.50,000 each at the recently held annual general meeting. The money is earmarked for the Forum’s Tiffin Project that provides meals to needy senior citizens. The Senior Citizens Forum has now set up area-wise chapters for its members for better administration and arrangement of recreation programs for the seniors. The Forum provides regular medical check up and creates medical awareness so that they can be encouraged to live healthy life. This includes: • Educating seniors to help them understand their changing health conditions due to age factor. • Preventing deterioration in health by better understanding of their needs. • Improving their ability to avail health care facilities. • Assisting them to access the medical treatment. Significant ailments of seniors receiving attention are Diabetes, Hypertension, osteoporosis, Arthritis, Asthma, Hypercholesterolemia, Depression, Hearing and Dental problems, Glaucoma, Cataract, and Alzheimer’s. Two medical camps are slated for January 2010. The SCF now has a day care centre which is to be opened next week end, reports Mr. Ali Raza Lakhani, SCF Honorary Secretary. [rc] Source: Senior Citizens Forum, Karachi. E-mail: