Elderly persons in Nigeria could face multiple challenges in maintaining their psycho-social health status, says a philanthropist Arthur Eze.
He, therefore, urged the federal government to give social support to the older persons in society to combat old age-related challenges.
These challenges, according to him, include changes in family dynamics; increased demand for healthcare services; increased economic stress; and decreased functional independence.
Eze has been engaging in the care of the elderly, widows as well as vulnerable citizens.
“The Vulnerable citizens need help as well as support from government, stakeholders and caregivers,” he said.
“You must help people that is why God created and gave us power and resources in order to help others and lift up the weak and vulnerable when necessary.
“When people get old, they become weak and it is the duty of the privileged citizens to support them.”