BY PRINCE ESSIEN
DIANA TSINASI Foundation, a charity organisation, has organised a New Year party for the aged in the Dome St. John’s community and its environs.
Over 100 elderly women, drawn from Dome, Kwabenya, and St. Johns, were treated to both traditional and gospel music and provided with assorted food and drinks.
The organisers of the party for the aged dubbed ‘Dine with the aged’ also served about 150 children with cooked food, pastries and drinks.
In an address, Diana Oppong Tsinasi, a journalist and founder of the foundation, called on all to treat the aged with respect as they had worked very hard in their productive years to raise their children and contribute to the socio-economic development of the country.
The host of Onyini Berem Asetena show on Light Television noted that instead of being supported and respected, elderly people, especially the women, are neglected by their own families and the communities they lived in.
”It is a blessing to show compassion to the aged and the less privileged in society and I wish all members of the public would treat the aged well,” she said.
Mr David Asare, Founder of Christian Faith Chapel, in an interview with DAILY HERITGAGE correspondent Prince Essien, acknowledged the enormous contributions of the aged to the development of society and lauded Diana Tsinasi Foundation for taking the initiative to solicit support for the aged who had no hope in the Christmas.
Some beneficiaries at the party made a passionate appeal to philanthropists, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and institutions to assist the aged in various communities to provide them with quality health care.