Older persons have rights in the community and from those around them such as to be treated with respect and dignity. Yet, sometimes family members find that the challenges of day to day life and preoccupation with work limit their ability to adequately care for their loved ones.
The need for adequate social care has been the catalyst for creating a suitable day care service from which older persons can enjoy high levels of social participation, actively take advantage of the available opportunities to live a productive life, learn new ways to invest in their lives, to enable them to enjoy a life full of knowledge, rich experiences and gain skills derived from the principles of active ageing.
Ehsan Club programs are 3 Day Care facilities operated by the Centre for Elderly Empowerment and Care (Ehsan) for free, for both male and female Qatari citizens and non-Qatari residents. Ehsan is a Qatari non-governmental organization under the umbrella of Qatar Foundation for Social Work.
Ehsan aims to work diligently to integrate older persons into the community, seeking to keep them in their natural family environment, working to reduce sheltering, and continuously increasing community awareness about fundamental older person’s rights and issues, while promoting a commitment towards stimulating inter-generational communication.
Main target group: Older people in general
Sector(s): Education, Health, Information and communication
Desired outcome for older people:
Build and maintain relationships
- Ageing in place
- Elder abuse
- Healthy behaviours (e.g. physical activity)
- Intergenerational activities
Name: Saleh, Khalid
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.orgPreferred language(s): English and/or Arabic