The Senior Citizens Centre

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The Senior Citizens Centre (SCC) is designed principally as a Residential, Day, Care, and Leisure Centre with a maximum resident capacity of 100 and a daily visitors’ accommodation capacity of 200. The age bracket for the centre is considered to be from 60years upwards.

It will be open to all Elderly people, of both genders, irrespective of creed, religion, and race, who for one or more of the various reasons listed below find themselves at home in it:

-         to live there on a semi‐ permanent basis so as to be looked after;

-         to live for a determined period of time in order to benefit from its facilities or resource base;

-         to visit regularly for the leisure and services that it offers;

-         to offer services for the smooth running of the Centre;

-         to share good company and the wisdom of the elderly;

-         to take time and write their memoirs for posterity;

-         Or simply to LAUGH AND SHINE.

 

The special vocation of the Centre shall include but not be limited to the following:

-         The preservation of healthy living through the provision of adequate and appropriate eating habits;

-         Integration of exercise, social occupation and leisure within a natural and beautiful landscape;

-         Provision of immediate access to Good Geriatric Healthcare and Sanitation;

-         Facilitation of constant contact with family and friends within the African family context and beyond;

-         Guarantee of prompt attention and follow up of the elderly with specific problems requiring assistance on a permanent or regular basis;

-         Provide the forum and hence the opportunity for the society at large to benefit from the stockpile of encyclopaedic knowledge and wisdom of the elderly;

-         Recruit and train people with the right frame of mind and calling to look after the elderly;

-         Simply provide, on the basis of need and charity, care for the fortunate in society who reach this age bracket, need special care, but lack the means to accede to it;

-         Provision of an exciting, inviting, and mutually beneficial entertainment centre and environment specially tailored to the elderly within and without the home;

-         Organization and management of special leisure tours outside the centre for the elderly;

-         Establish, within the centre a Geriatric Social Care Programme with the objective to constantly identify individual special needs of the elderly and chart appropriate solutions for their follow up.

 

Considering that most elderly people are parents with large numbers of children (also parents themselves) who in spite of every good will do not find enough time to stay and look after their parents in ways that will be satisfactory to them, the SCC intends to bridge the gap by taking part of that responsibility in providing satisfactory care to these parents (in more ways than relations can) under the relations’ sponsorship or otherwise.

In order to preserve, as much as possible, the homely spirit that derives from the familiar love of a parent, the GRC shall, where relevant, introduce specific cultural based programmes to keep its residents and visitors at home. In this same light, in order to encourage children, other relations and friends to visit and stay with their loved ones as often as they can find time for, and for as long as they want, a small but comfortable Hotel facility is to be built as part of the Centre, considering the fact that finding such accommodation in Bamenda even in ordinary times is becoming more and more difficult.

 

Get in touch

+237 222218681/222218743/699944457

  Email : laftacarecam @ gmail.com

           zibracam @ yahoo.com

B,P, 7179

    Yaounde - Cameroon

     P.O. Box 5191

    Nkwen - Bamenda - Cameroon

     Website : www.laftacare.org

     Fax : +237 222 21 86 81/222 21 87 43

 

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