Ageing is an inevitable part of life which indeed is a blessing,even though a good number of people dread it or even the thought of it .When most people hear about ageing ,some of the first images that flash through their minds are those of gray hair and wrinkles but there is more to ageing than meets the physical eye.
At the heart of the Gray Healthcare Foundation is giving greater insight and knowledge to people about the ageing process,this includes those who are currently going through it,those who would go through it and those who are not even looking forward to it at all (even if they know it is inevitable).
Perhaps as you join us on this journey ,you would see vigour, vitality and beauty in your mind’s eye the next time the word “ageing” or “elderly ” hits your ears or comes up in your thoughts.It is very important that seniors (those above 60 years old) are provided with quality health services in order to make the ageing process more of a dream than a night mare and this is where we hope to bridge the gap.
Ageing has social,physical and even economic impacts and it is up to us to determine whether these impacts would be positive or negative. It is estimated that by 2050,the population aged 60 or older would reach 2 billion,with this changing demographic there is great need to gear resources towards addressing health concerns in the elderly.
If you are a senior reading this,a warm welcome to you as you have joined the biggest network of individuals aged over 60 in Africa ,more so you won’t have to go through the ageing process alone because we are with you every step of the way.
For the “juniors” reading this we do have engaging ,insightful and educative resources on how you can best support the elderly and plan for the future grays and wrinkles.
In our next blog post ,we explore the changes that take place as we age honot just w to cope with them but live life to the fullest!
‘Old age hath yet his honour and his toil’Alfred Lord Tennyson