The Director of Human Services, Elizabeth Lewis, declaring that older persons are a very critical and important part of the society, has condemned recent attacks on older persons.
Lewis was responding to reports of several incidents of alleged rape of older women.
“People would tell you that the elderly would carry our society to the next level; they have the knowledge, they have the experience and we the younger people rely on the elderly, so it is always important for us to treat them with respect and dignity,” she told the Times.
The Director of Human Services spoke of the need for continuous education with the public.
Lewis made the comments at the official launch today of a month of activities starting in October to honour older persons.