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SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT - ELDERLY

Government launches Masarrah privilege card for elderly Emiratis

Posted on 07/12/2016

The UAE Ministry of Community Development has launched 'Masarrah', a community card for Emirati citizens 60 years old and above, which offers them a variety of services and exclusive privileges. Masarrah – meaning ‘happiness' in Arabic – has been issued in co-operation with several federal and local government entities as well as private sector agencies to provide card holders with healthcare and household services, and easy access to government services as well as transport and municipal ...  >>MORE

Sharjah volunteers bring smile to faces of elderly

Posted on 08/08/2016

Volunteers and students from across Sharjah and beyond are bringing laughter into the lives of senior citizens. The volunteers, some from as far afield as Al Ain, have been visiting elderly Emiratis living at a senior citizens' home in Al Qaraen each week to spend time with them. Sharjah Social Services Department launched the visits as the majority of the residents do not have immediate family members who call regularly. The volunteers – some as young as three years old – sing traditional ...  >>MORE

Elderly Emiratis get their own social club

Posted on 29/10/2014

Elderly Emiratis need not be confined to their homes any more. They can now go to the gym, get a massage, play with their friends, and interact with people at a specially dedicated day-care centre in Dubai. Sheikh Mansour Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum on Tuesday inaugurated the Thuker Social Club in Al Barsha to give elderly Emiratis their own space so they can have fun, exercise, and do rehabilitation exercises during their leisure time. The two-storey social club is the first of its ...  >>MORE

Dubai plans retirement homes with medical care

Posted on 28/01/2014

As part of its plan to attract more medical tourists to Dubai, the Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC) will build retirement homes that will provide full-time medical care for everyone, including expatriates. There will be several housing options, including independent retirement homes, assisted living homes and nursing homes, Marwan Abdin, CEO, Healthcare City, told the Dubai-based local daily, Gulf News. The homes, as part of the second phase of Healthcare City, will be located at the Continuing ...  >>MORE

Saud opens Dh 24 mn hospital for senility diseases

Posted on 02/04/2009

H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Ras al-Khaimah, inaugurated yesterday the Obeidullah hospital for treatment of elderly people. The 90,000 cubic feet health facility was built at the expense of businessman Mohammed Ibrahim bin Obeidullah at Dh 24 million. Sheikh Saud, who was accompanied by H.E. Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Health Minister HE Humaid Al Qattami and Obeidullah, toured the 126-bed ...  >>MORE

Media Affairs Office organizes symposium on aging

Posted on 15/06/2008

A host of researchers, experts and specialists in demographic statistics were brought together by a symposium on "Aging and Major Demographic Changes", organized in Abu Dhabi by the Media Affairs Centre of Deputy Prime Minister's office. The gathering was opened by a paper on the UAE's sustainable development efforts and the visions of President H.H Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan for an optimal process of planning and development. The paper gave a review of the UAE's humanitarian and ...  >>MORE

Sheikha Fatima orders establishment of hostel for the elderly

Posted on 25/04/2008

In a move to provide good home care for elderly people, HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the UAE General Women's Union (GWU) has ordered the construction a housing facility for the elderly in Abu Dhabi. This was announced here today at the end of the International Aging conference which yesterday. "While homesteads are the ideal places for the elderly to get proper care among their kith and kin, it is also acceptable to build a facility which will provide comfort and dignified ...  >>MORE

New study published on Care for Elderly People in UAE

Posted on 22/04/2008

The Centre for Information Affairs has published a new study entitled 'Care for Elderly People in the United Arab Emirates'. The study coincides the 'Abu Dhabi International Conference for Aging' to be held in Abu Dhabi between 22-24 April under the Chairmanship of HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation. The study sheds light on the comprehensive vision of H.H. President Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan that encompasses all aspects of human ...  >>MORE

Community Centres for elderly visited in preparation for Abu Dhabi Aging Conference

Posted on 21/04/2008

Delegates from the Family Development Foundation (FDF), an Abu Dhabi-based organization dedicated to developing and supporting family life in the UAE, have recently visited national community centres for the elderly in order to introduce the conference and explain its objectives to both workers and residents. The visits were organised in cooperation with the Ministry of Social Affairs. H.E. Aminah Omair Bin Yousef, Managing Director of FDF, said that the visits were designed to have hands-on ...  >>MORE

Fatima calls for annual competition on parents

Posted on 01/10/2005

H.H Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak has proposed launching of an annual competition for devotion to parents after her name. According to Amna Omier Yusouf, Director of Abu Dhabi Women's Development Society, Sheikh Fatima pledged on the occasion of the International Day of Older Persons, which falls on October 1, to supervise and finance the competition which its maiden edition will be organised next year. She said that she had received instructions from Sheikha Fatima to formulate a trustee's ...  >>MORE

Study on care of elderly stresses humane touch

Posted on 08/08/2005

A study on the care of the elderly has been prepared and published by the Information Affairs Office of Sultan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister. The study, Care of Elderly People in the United Arab Emirates, according to the information office, touches upon the vision of President His Highness Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan that encompasses all aspects of human life, and extends its care to all social categories, especially the elderly. The study indicates that the happiness of ...  >>MORE

Foundation stone for Sheikh Zayed Resort for the elderly laid

Posted on 05/06/2005

Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Ras al-Khaimah Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler, Saturday laid down the foundation stone for the project of Sheikh Zayed Resort for the Elderly in Ras al-Khaimah. The project, which will cost Dh 10 million, will be financed by the Sheikh Zayed Foundation for Charity and Humanitarian Works. Sheikh Saud said, in recognition and appreciation of the noble initiatives of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the name of the centre was changed from the Ras ...  >>MORE

A refuge for the elderly

Posted on 21/02/2004

A UAE national family has decided to open its farmhouse for the elderly and offer a caring and relaxing atmosphere for them. The Al Shawab family in Dubai have opened their farm in Hatta for the elderly as a gesture of family goodness. It is also to give the elderly people the respect they deserve and to remind the younger generation of family values. The Al Shawab family have been proactive, inviting senior citizens to the farm. Around 16 elderly people, men and women, enjoyed a day of ...  >>MORE

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