Monday, May 29, 2023

CONAPE gave the first shovel to build a home for the elderly in Pedernales

The Executive Director of the National Council for the Aging Person (CONAPE), José García Ramírez gave the first blow to start construction work on the Clemente Pérez de Home for the elderly in the province.

During the act, the director of CONAPE affirms that the older adults of Pedernales are guaranteed the programs and services that the institution executes in the fields of health, education, culture, recreation and economic transfer, thereby complying with their rights Is. Established by Law 352-98.

The official specified that, because of their vulnerability, the elders of this community need attention and added in this sense that the family, the community, the society and the state have a duty to guarantee their protection.

The work will be built with an investment of more than 9 million pesos, on a 1,552.52-square-meter piece handed over by the General Directorate of National Assets, in the Alcoa area, by the Popular Pension Fund Administrator, through. City Mayor’s Office.

The house is also supported by advice from the government, the Governor’s Office and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), while the qualifications (furniture and equipment), human resources and its operations are guaranteed in CONAPE’s 2024 budget. Order of President Luis Abinader.

Dr. José García Ramírez announced that the center will begin operations at the end of June in an office temporarily set up in government facilities.

Architect Cecilia Muñoz, coordinator of the agreement between CONAPE and AFP Popular, presented the above project for older adults.

From the beginning of 2022, CONAPE is implementing a plan to transform, improve, modernize and build day homes throughout the national territory with the aim of improving the quality of life of the elderly.

In their respective speeches, Altagracia Brea, governor of Pedernales province, and Joel Santos, minister of the presidency, reaffirmed the government’s commitment that the aging population of this demarcation will receive appropriate assistance for their well-being.

Meanwhile, Eduardo Grullón, president of AFP Popular, said the house would become a benchmark for the country, because of the special attention he paid to the training of the staff, for which they would receive advice and support from the UNFPA.

During the activity, Elias Dinzi, manager of the Popular Foundation, and Adela Báez, manager of the business division for AFP Popular, were present, along with Luis José Jiménez, vice president of finance and operations. In addition, others including the mayor of the municipality, Andres Emilio Jimenez.

CONAPE’s departmental managers and older adults from the municipality were also present, who enthusiastically greeted the project with great anticipation, knowing that they would receive all the services CONAPE would provide.

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