Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2020. 2:30 pm CST.
By BBN Staff: Today, the Belize City Council made a donation of equipment and supplies to the Sister Cecilia Home for the Elderly and HelpAge Belize to enhance the quality of life for those living at the facility.
Belize City Mayor Bernard Wagner said that the donation was valued at close to $18,000 and included fans, water coolers, a television, towels, rags, soaps, and other hygiene products for the facilities’ 35 clients.
“We know that our elderly in society are the most vulnerable and we felt at the office of the mayor and my councilors and some of our business partners that we wanted to contribute to ensuring that, healthwise, that these people are taken care of, we wanted to enhance their day to day living as well…” Wagner said.
Ivorine Bulwer, Executive Director at HelpAge Belize, said that the donation was timely because the fans make the residents more comfortable given the continued high temperatures the country is experiencing. She also said that the television will aid in keeping them occupied given that the facility is restricting visitors.
Bulwer said that church groups, community organizations and even students had the ability to visit the elderly at the facility every day to bring gifts, engage in worship or conduct other activities but that all of those activities had to be stopped due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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