The Tema West Municipal Assembly has provided free medical screening for over 500 aged persons in commemoration of the International Day for older persons.

The theme for the celebration was dubbed “Pandemics: Do they change how we address age and ageing?”.

Tema West Municipal Director, Madam Clara Sowah said that her outfit held separate programmes for the aged at Adjei-Kojo, Sakumono, Klagon and their environs among others.

By the help of Tema Polyclinic, health screening and general medical health issues were carried out for the aged at no fee.

The aged were also educated on nutrition, dementia, proper health care and Covid-19 related issues.

According to Madam Sowah, majority of the aged in Tema West have been put on the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) programme.

New registrations have since been made to enroll more older people.

Adding on, she said the Assembly would do all it could to lobby the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection to approve the enrollment of more aged onto LEAP as a way of cushioning them.

She further admonished the young to cherish the aged in their homes and society as they are a repository of knowledge and culture which must be preserved.

“Let’s treat the aged well because we will all grow one day,” she added.