Sunday FEBRUARY 21,2021
JBS Elderly Health & Wellbeing Foundation Africa has registered 100 elderly people in ‘Adopt A Gran’ programme. The foundation with a specific focus on the underprivileged grannies/grandpas is said to have a robust medical facility and manpower to cater for such category of people.
The foundation is said to have presence in Lagos and Ogun States ,Nigeria and hope to spread to other states of the federation.
The programme requires a sponsor contribute as little as 6000 Naira/$12/£10 a month for an elderly person to provide basic necessity such as water, food, clothing and basic preventive healthcare for the needy elderly person.
JBS Elderly Health & Wellbeing Foundation Africa in its mission statement on its website describes its work as enhancing the care & causes of underprivileged older persons in Nigeria/ Africa and to improve their quality of life.
The founder, Dr Olutoyin Ajala, a Consultant/ Specialist Geriatrician and CEO of JBS Medicare Services is reported to be the leading elderly healthcare service in Nigeria.
Dr. Ajala in an exclusive chat with Newslounge says about 100 elderly people have registered for the care.
“We have registered 100 elderly people living in the South West of Nigeria(Ogun & Lagos States).
“25 of those registered have gotten sponsors, fund their basic necessities for February. They have received food items, toiletries and water. They will also receive health checks within a few weeks.” She explained
Dr. Ajala with many years of specialty experience in physiotherapy, elderly/ stroke rehabilitation, home phlebotomy/ blood tests and dementia believes that the system in place is sustainable as she urges well meaning people to support the initiative to make the difference.
“It is a sustainable structure. The immediate plan is Nigeria, long term plan is Africa. People can be a part of it by sponsoring, donating, volunteering and sharing the word(message) wide.
“It’s the first Foundation with specialisation in elderly care to target elderly people.” She concluded
Dr Olutoyin Ajala is also the Host, The Healthier Aging Conference .
For more information, http://www.jbsfoundation.co.Uk
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