Centre for Ageing Studies Presents Relief Items to Elderly Groups with Support from Ministry Of Finance

Prof. C. C. Mate-Kole (3rd from right) in the company of Mr. Michael Baidoo, Ministry of Finance; Mr Kwabena Nketia Addae, Executive Director, YMCA; Mrs. Estherlyne Osei-Bonsu, Arklifestyle; Madam Emelia Abbey, Jamestown Elders; Dr. Mabel Oti-Boadi, 50 and Counting SDA during the distribution

The Centre for Ageing Studies has received food items from the Ministry of Finance as part of efforts to support elderly citizens during the lockdown period of the COVID-19 pandemic. The donation comprising 1,470 food packages were received following a request from the Centre to the Ministry.

Professor C. Charles Mate-Kole, Director of the Centre, received the donation on behalf of the Centre and its collaborative elderly groups through the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) and Young Women Christian Association (YWCA).

Representatives of over 15 beneficiary groups received the packages for onward distribution to their members in order to provide some relief to them during the pandemic. The groups include 50 and Counting Club (SDA), Achimota Pensioners' Association, Arklifestyle, Association of Ghana’s Elders (AGE), Golden Chapter Foundation, Jamestown Elders, MaMere, Mission 50 Plus (Osu; Larteh; Akropong), Naro Aged Care, OnuaPa Foundation, Osu Presby Old Boys & Salem Girls ’75 Year Group, Pentecost Retired Ministers, Pentecost Retiree Group, Retired Seafarers Association, St. Vincent De Paul Day Care Centre for the Aged, Tema and Tobinco Foundation.

The Centre is grateful to the Ministry of Finance, management of the YMCA and YWCA and all stakeholders who supported this initiative and also acknowledges the assistance of other benefactors who support the Centre in diverse ways to improve the well-being of elderly people.

Centre for Ageing Studies, College of Humanities, University of Ghana comprises an interdisciplinary group of faculty with teaching and research interest in issues related to ageing.

At YWCA (L – R): Ms. Mercy Owusu-Duah, 1st Vice President; Mrs. Vera Naana Appiah, President of YWCA; Rev. Kwafo, Representative of Mission 50 Plus and Prof. C. Charles Mate-Kole