NCC ushers form group to provide elderly care – seek support from First Lady
Georgetown, Guyana – (September 13, 2016) First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger was today paid a courtesy call by Ushers of the National Cultural Centre at her office to discuss an initiative by the group to provide care and cheer to the elderly residents in Guyana, particularly those who reside in senior citizen homes and other care facilities.
The group stated that the purpose of their visit was mainly to seek assistance from the Office of the First Lady since Mrs. Granger has focused her programme of work on vulnerable populations, including the elderly. According to representative of the group, Ms. Glynis John, their main focus is, “to extend our care not only at the Cultural Centre but also [in] homes because we saw how much assistance the elderly need and that is what really motivated us to help others,” she said. Health and wellness, as well as physical therapy are some of the areas the group intends to focus on.
Mrs. Granger in an invited comment said, she met with the group of women and discussed what training could be provided for the women, since her office has started an initiative on Care for the Elderly workshops.