Gozo night shelter for the elderly opens Monday, with open evening Sunday
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The first Night Shelter Service for elderly people in Gozo will welcome its first guests on Monday, the 1st of June. The Shelter will be open for the public to view, tomorrow – Sunday – between 5.00pm and 8.00pm.
This was announced today by the Parliamentary Secretary for the Rights of Persons with Disability and Active Ageing, Justyne Caruana, who was in Gozo to greet elderly residents from the St Vincent de Paul Home, taking part in the 26th edition of the pilgrimage to Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary, organised by The Order of the Knights of St John.Mass was celebrated by Mgr Mario Grech Bishop of Gozo. The event was held in collaboration with the Active Ageing team of the St Vincent de Paul Home. Those attending also had lunch during their visit.
Dar Padova, which is located in Ghajnsielem, was inaugurated in March this year and will be able to provide a service for a maximum of 12 persons.
This service has been made available through an agreement between the Government and the Church following an invitation issued by the Parliamentary Secretariat for collaboration between the entities.
Care will be provided by professional staff, who will assist those elderly persons wishing to benefit from this service even during the night.
The Shelter provides various facilities for the elderly to enjoy, such as a dedicated library, a kitchen and living area, and a spacious internal courtyard, as well as a garden.
Applications for the Night Shelter services may be obtained from Centru Servizz Anzjan in Valletta or by downloading them from the official website, http://www.activeageing.gov.mt/.