Angola: Elderly Source of Knowledge - Official

Luanda — The national director of Social Welfare, Nilsa Batalha, said Thursday that elderly are the intermediaries among the past, present and future due tothe wisdom and experience they convey, thus becoming a link to the development of society.

The official, who was speaking at the opening of the roundtable under the theme "Valuing the elderly," under the celebration of National Elderly Day, to be marked on 30 November,, said to be essential that society recognises the elderly contribution to the social sphere in the country.

"For this reason, we believe that while celebrating the date we should all show our solidarity and affection to those who once contributed to the building of pillars of our modern society ," he said.

November 30 was established as elderly day in Angola, under Cabinet Council decree No. 1/05 of 10 January, with the aim of providing recognition and respect for the role and contribution of this group in society.

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