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‘Blessings in Our Home’ event held


Senior Emiratis at the “Blessings in our Home” event.

Jamil Khan, Senior Reporter

The Ministry of Community Development (MOCD) organised the event “Blessings in our Home” which was hosted by the Ministry’s Community Development Centre in Dubai in cooperation with Dubai Health Authority and Community Development Authority “Thukher Social Center,” Alzheimer’s Home Care in the attendance of (60) senior Emiratis, supervisors and competent authorities.

“Blessings in Our Home” event comes as part of the goals, pillars and initiatives of the national policy for senior Emiratis. The strategic goals of the national policy for senior emiratis include: preventive precautions to ensure senior emiratis safety and rights, innovative channels for knowledge transition and participation of generation experiences, supporting environment for senior active life in community, encourage joint work and competitive services in various fields. It also includes seven main components: healthcare, community involvement and active life, effective civic participation, infrastructure and transportation.

The event also included several entertainment and awareness activities such as the healthy lunch corner, a presentation about the healthy life style for senior Emiratis. All senior Emiratis interacted and socialised with the audience at lunch and spoke about different aspects of life.

It is noted that the initiatives and programmes of the Ministry are in line with the development and community vision of the national policy for senior Emiratis.

The MOCD seeks to improve the social development in Emirates by achieving the objectives of national agenda for the Emirates Vision 2021AD, strengthening the society and family coherence and finding a society which participates effectively in the building and development by adopting a long term strategic plans derived from the vision of wise leadership of government aiming at bringing happiness to the society and consolidating the position of country as a place of happiness.

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