COMMUNITY BASED SUPPORT FOR OLDER WOMEN

Hellen Hove Elderly Care Trust is the brains of Hellen Hove (Mrs) born in Kadoma in a family of 6 on the 19th of December 1939. She is the surviving sibling out of 6. She has 5 children who all have their families now and she lives with the 3rd born. Mbuya Hove is former nurse on pension, Read more

CALL TO END VIOLENCE AGAINST OLDER PERSONS

Abuse of older persons is a violation of human rights. Older persons need to live in a peacefull society that is friendly and free from abuse and violence. Society can benefit more from the wisdom and skills of older persons if they embrace ageing and respect older persons

http://thezimbabwean.co/2016/10/call-by-mberengwa-community-for-empowerment-of-elderly/

WORLD HEALTH DAY 2017. DEPRESSION:LET’S TALK

Depression is common in older people but often overlooked and untreated. It is an illness characterized by persistent sadness and a loss of interest in activities that one normally enjoys, accompanied by inability to carry out daily activities, for at least two weeks

Depression among older people is often associated with physical conditions, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes or chronic pain; difficult life events, such as losing a partner; and a reduced ability to do things that were possible when younger. Read more

THE FORGOTTEN OLDER FARMERS

Older farmers  tend to be viewed as less productive and always in need of support and as aresult they tend to be excluded from agricultural support programmes and services that usually target perceived productive age groups.However Studies and eveidence from our work indicate that older farmers provide for their households and contribute a lot to overal agricultural output in Zimbabwe. Read more

SEEKING SUPPORT FOR HELLEN HOVE CENTRE FOR OLDER WOMEN

Helen Hove Elderly Care Centre is a centre for peace of mind, socialization and recuperation for the elderly, a place that keeps them active and appreciated but as each day passes the infrastructure is becoming a risk. The Centre, run by Mbuya Hove an older woman herself (aged 77 years) supports 30 older women who meet fortnightly for respite and to get psychosocial support. Read more