Mindelo, Oct 2 (Inforpress) – The vice-president of the Cabo Verdean Association for Elderly Care (ACATI) said the institution is dealing with the situation of elderly abandonment in São Vicente, which is an additional reason to celebrate this International Day.
On this International Day of Older Persons, celebrated this Tuesday, José Trigueiros said that ACATI has been dealing with some “unfortunate situations”, even of abandonment by relatives.
This official reported a recent case a month ago related to lady, who lived alone in Bela Vista, outskirts of the city of Mindelo, and had the house “clogged with garbage”.
“Without exaggeration we took out a garbage truck, took a nurse who took care of her and treated the wounds and started to give her a hot meal,” said the association’s vice president, who now welcomes, after the intervention, the old woman’s niece took her to live with her. For this reason, according to the same source, ACATI always strives to mark this October 1st, only to have in the end as a reward “a thank you and a smile on their face”.
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