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DHA plans facelift for elderly centre

The Dubai Health Authority’s (DHA) Community Centre for the Elderly in Al Mamzar is set to receive a facelift with an expansion plan costing Dh5 million ($1.4 million). The expansion is aimed at providing interaction with th

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Alba donates aid to Bahrain’s elderly

Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) said it has extended financial support towards Dar Al Manar Parents Care Center, an organisation that offers day care to senior citizens. The centre offers service to more than 124 retired men and women who were

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Batelco backs welfare centre in Bahrain

Batelco, a leading telecom services provider in Bahrain, as part of its corporate social responsibility programme, has presented a cheque for BD10,000 ($26,000) to a welfare centre for the elderly. Batelco Group CE Shaikh Mohamed

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Bahrain launches discount scheme for elderly

Nearly 40,000 pensioners in Bahrain will benefit from a scheme that will give them a 50 per cent discount on a range of government services, said a senior government official.   Special cards will be given to every Bahraini ag

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Bahrain offers big benefits for the elderly

The elderly in Bahrain will enjoy a massive 50 per cent reduction of fees on a wide range of services including construction, property deeds and municipal taxes on renting houses and flats, a report said. The elderly will be suppl

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More elderly being treated for drug abuse

Growing numbers of elderly people in Bahrain are being treated for drug addiction, according to counselors at the Ministry of Interior’s anti-narcotics directorate. “More pensioners are coming forward seeking help to kick the habit, includ

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Diyar volunteers visit home for elderly

Volunteers from Diyar Al Muharraq visited the Bahrain Parents Care Home in Muharraq, to show their support and concern for senior citizens on October 1, celebrated internationally as the Day for the Elderly. The volunteers spent the day wi

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Many elderly in US will face poverty: study

Nearly half of elderly Americans will face a future with at least one year below or close to the poverty line, according to a new study that showed a huge racial divide in prospects for the elderly. Mark R. Rank, a professor at Washington

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