- Research on Global Ageing Challenges and Welfare.
- Elderly Medi-Care Initiative.
- Declaration of Human Rights of Senior Citizens.
- Odyssey Radio Program.
- Presentation of Senior Citizenship Certificate/Award.
- Organizing Health Exercises.
- Home Companionship Care For Elderly.
GLOBAL AGEING CHALLENGES AND WELFARE.
Much has changed since the first world assembly on ageing was held in Vienna over two and a half decades ago. The United Nations projected that by 2050, people within the age bracket of 60years old and above will for the first time in human history exceeds the number of children 14yrs and younger.
SCCF FREE ELDERLY MEDI-CARE INITIATIVE
Good health is imperative for older people to remain independent and continue to contribute to their families and communities, but our nation is loosing her elders which is having a negative impact on the value, culture and tradition of the nation. In recent years the population of the older people who are to teach the younger generation more about culture and tradition are decreasing rapidly within the nation.
The result of our research from rural and urban areas shows that these age groups die untimely as a result of poverty and poor medical attention. Which lead our medical team in April 2008 to esterblish a medical program for the senior citizens tagged (SCCF FREE ELDERLY MEDI-CARE INITIATIVE).
This initiative had taking care of the health needs of thousands of elderly in some existing local and state government areas of Nigeria. The goal is to meet the health needs of senior citizens, so as to make provision for their medical needs. The medical care includes eye care, diabetes screening, high blood pressure screening, drugs and eye glasses are administered after screening, thus given them a better welfare and help the nation in preserving her custodians of cultures and traditions .We also plan to have a medical centre for geriatrics treatment with qualified staff with deep knowledge of gerontology, so as to meet every necessary health needs of the elderly.
The Care of the elderly is not a responsibility of the Non Governmental Organization alone but a collective responsibilities of NGOs, Government, Families and individuals so as to continually preserve our custodians of culture and tradition. Our primary assingment at SCCF is to care for the elderly.
This initiative is been executed through two centers,
- Local government secretariat: this initiative take place in different local government secretariats across the country basically meeting with the health needs of elderly in rural and urban areas.
- Religious centers: this we do via diffrent religious centers.
DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS OF OLDER PERSONS.
Our legal department is calling on various tiers of government and the national assembly to develop policies and legislation that will completely protect the rights of the elderly in our society.
Odyssey was initiated to create more awareness on the care of senior citizens and its impacts on the younger generation in Nigeria. Odyssey is a live radio program which is broadcast weekly on radio, senior citizens and representatives of organizations that are service providers to retirees,
SCCF Awards and presentation of Senior Citizenship Certificate is an important and integral part of this organization, it was established to celebrate individuals and organizations for their excellent achievements and performance.
SCCF has initiated a dance exercise program for older citizens, which is tagged “Graceful Ageing”. The goal of this program is to promote the tradition of dance exercising to solve relevant, social and health related problems.
We Provide Professional Companionship Home Care for Elderly in Nigeria. Our Staff are professionally trained with skills to be friendly with the elderly. Our ageing parent physicians cannot write prescription to cure their isolation and loneliness. Overcoming these emotional challenges can be difficult for elderly especially if they live alone. As elderly grow older they loose touch with others due to special circumstances that limit their ability to travel, drive a car or otherwise stay connected to family and friends.