The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Offa Diocese, Kwara State, has set in motion, the geriatric care for the aged in the church.
The laudable gesture by the church which took place on Monday, according to the church, is their own way of providing for the basic needs of the elderly amongst them.
As reported by the Guardian, the Bishop of the Diocese, Rt. Rev. Olusola Akanbi, spoke during his opening charge to the delegates at the commencement of the second session of the seventh synod of the church, stating that God’s injunction to the church to cater for the poor should not exclude the aged.
Rev. Akanbi recalled that the church, few months ago, constituted a welfare visitation committee dominated by medical experts across the diocese to draw up a blueprint that would effectively make them effectively achieve this aim in the churches of the diocese.
The team, after paying visitations to some of the aged, identified some of their basic challenges to include deterioration in health due to poverty denying them assess to medication and loneliness, among others.