‘Senior Citizens’ not ‘Elderly people’
The Labour and Social Development ministry will rename all its elderly care facilities and services as per the directives of HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, said Labour and Social Development Minister Jameel Humaidan yesterday.
The ministry will use the term “Senior citizens” instead of “Elderly people” in going forward as per the instructions by HM the King’s Representative for Charity Work and Youth Affairs and Chairman of the Supreme Council of Youth and Sport, HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa.
“All necessary administrative and legal tools to implement HH Shaikh Nasser’s directives will be issued soon,” said Minister Jameel Humaidan. Labour and Social Development Minister pointed out that changing the name is a token of appreciation for the tremendous efforts they have exerted in building the nation, as well as for the effective role they have played in maintaining social cohesion.