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Police help for elderly

Luke Rawalai
Monday, December 10, 2012

POLICE officers at the Labasa Police Station took time out to clean up the Labasa Ashram previously known as the Labasa Old Peoples Home.

A group of personnel visited the old people's residence early Saturday morning headed by the officer in charge Bua Macuata Inspector Patemosi Uate.

Inspector Uate said the initiative was part of their community outreach.

"Old people are often forgotten and this is a way that we had decided to reach to our old citizens and include them too in the hype of the festive season," said Insp Uate.

"We were greeted by the old people at the home on Saturday morning and yarned with some of them before we began our clean up," he said.

"We took time to talk and laugh with the residents of the home and it was a really good experience for them as they happily chattered away to our personnel," he added.

Insp Uate said the experience was really heart warming and touching listening to the residents at the Ashram share their experiences and how they ended up at the facility.

"This is a way of showing the residents of the Ashram that they were very much part of the township of Labasa," he said.





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