More homes to be set up to accommodate increasing number of senior citizens

More homes to be set up to accommodate increasing number of senior citizens

More homes to be set up to accommodate increasing number of senior citizens

Written by Staff Writer

14 Feb, 2016 | 10:17 am

The Ministry of Social Services and Social Welfare has decided to establish private elders homes. Minister S.B. Dissanayake said that elders homes are now a necessity due to the increase in elderly population.

He said that several elders had made a request to the Ministry to provide them with such homes.

Minister S.B. Dissanayake added that a programme is underway to uplift the standards at the elders homes, which are currently in operation.

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