A new group, Seniors Wellbeing Foundation (SWF), has been launched to address the abuse and other challenges associated with old people in Nigeria.
The foundation, which is an initiative of the Ikorodu – born community activist and author, Princess Aderoju Ladega, who is the President of the executive arm of the foundation, is a non – political, non – religious and non – profit making outfit and strictly established to look after senior citizens in the country.
In a release by the foundation, Mr Olawale Olaleye, a Deputy Editor, Sunday This Day Newspaper, is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees (BOT), Dr Taiwo Hassan, the Medical Director/Chief Executive Officer, General Hospital, Ikorodu, member of the BOT and Princess Aderoju Ladega, the BOT Secretary.
The group also has Dr Joshua Egbedimame (Vice President), Mr Basit Ogunsanmi (Secretary), Mr Olayinka Shojupi (Project Coordinator), Omoniyi, Olawale Michael (Publicity Secretary), Mrs Abimbola Adenike Ojo (Financial Secretary) , Mrs Mariam Odunayo Nurudeen – Arole (Legal Adviser) as executive members of the Senior Wellbeing Foundation.
According to the group, the vision of the Senior Wellbeing Foundation is to mitigate abuse and poverty associated with the aged individuals through charity and dedicated services.
It also plans to, “render financial support, basic healthcare services, and organize empowerment programs and periodic social gatherings for the vulnerable and isolated aged individuals in the society.
As part of its objectives, the Senior Wellbeing Foundation plans to, “ cater for the needs and welfare of the aged in our society; initiate programs for the benefit of the elderly and identify and reward retired individuals of various fields who have contributed to the betterment of our society.
It also plans to, “initiate, organize and partner with other progressive NGOs in different services to humanity as may be deemed necessary”.