SERVING THE SENIORS
Older people with disabilities are our responsibility.
Service to humanity is the identity of being human and we are all going through this process in one way or another, on a small scale, on a large scale. The feeling of division is born in a child when the mother asks the siblings to share and eat.
Humanity itself is a huge organization, with countless organizations operating internationally and nationally. Like the sun, which is the main source of light, its rays bring the whole world out of darkness at different times. In the same way, humanity is also a source of human compassion and service. All these organizations are its branches that in every difficult, sudden calamity and death, in the earthly and heavenly trials, bring to life the tormented bodies of human beings, rescue the human beings buried under the rocks from the mouths of death, always strive for medical aid to people suffering from any epidemic. They establish relief camps for those seeking light in the dark paths of life, provide tools to the deaf, open various schools for them where they are skilled in living a life of dignity. They provide facilities for the poor and helpless to do business, open branches of the same schools for other persons with disabilities where they get the splendor of life, color, laughter and friends and they do not become a burden on anyone due to disability.
The greatest of God's blessings is healthy children. We often see people getting restless looking at their other problems, often reaching the point of despair, but the children playing in their yard are healthy, their nanny is safe.
It is said, "When you are in trouble, look upon those who are below you." If the feet are safe, don't worry about the shoes. Look at those who don't have feet.
One organization, called FAID, estimates that every second old person in the world is living with some form of disability that deprives them of compromised health, function, happiness, freedom and dignity in old age.
They work with the elderly and other stakeholders to empower people with disabilities by providing simple assistive technologies such as wheelchairs, walking frames, crutches, walking sticks, etc. Elderly people are most affected during emergencies, yet they are often overlooked in emergency response and disaster risk reduction programs.
۔ They promote humanitarian programs and policies. We work with the elderly, people with disabilities and other stakeholders to ensure that the elderly are involved in every phase of disaster management programs and policies and that their specific needs are taken into account in all emergencies. They are currently responding to these emergencies. People are living longer today, and this is one of the greatest achievements of mankind.
Aging in the population is good for all societies because we will have the opportunity to learn from the experience of older people, but at the same time we must ensure that older people live in an environment where they do not have to compromise their dignity and they are living a happy, healthy and safe life.
We believe that increasing population protection requires both social protection, health care and inhumane policies, as well as laws and policies to address the specific needs of the elderly. In this regard, we create evidence to formulate informed policy.
FAID share their expertise in aging and disability programs, research and advocacy with organizations interested in making the country to be age-friendly. In this regard, FAID provides technical assistance to partner humanitarian and development agencies. Such organizations are no less than a blessing of the Almighty for the needy people whether they are old or disabled.