June 29, 2022

Int’l events dedicated to the elderly aids Caribbean Medical Assoc.

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From Presna Latino

Havana, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) The work of the Caribbean Medical Association (AMECA) in the Dominican Republic has been benefited thanks to the exchange generated by the international events dedicated to the elderly, the head of this office, Lourdes Herrera, stressed today.
The president of the Dominican branch office, who is attending the 14th International Seminar on Longevity in Havana, told Prensa Latina that she has been participating since 1995 in these meetings in Cuba linked to health and the elderly; and thanks to these events she began working with AMECA.

‘The elderly population in my country is not a priority; consequently, there is no established policy for them for their comprehensive care. Hence, I was motivated to work with AMECA, and I have attended since then all the events that have taken place in this nation’, Herrera said.

The executive stressed that the department for Senior Citizens is now a reality and operates as part of the teaching curriculum of the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo, and the range of services of the facilities has also changed. Initially, we only had retirement homes, but we already offer attention from gerontology and geriatrics in several institutions, she said.

AMECA was founded on October 26th, 1994 during a congress held in Cuba with delegates from Guyana, Colombia, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Venezuela, Canada and the United States.

The entity has been recognized by the United Nations and its membership has already surpassed 80,000 associates at global level.

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