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UAE, Japanese officials review nation’s senior citizens policy … reports Asian Lite News.

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Hessa Essa Buhumaid, Minister of Community Development, has met with Akihiko Nakajima, Ambassador of Japan to the UAE, and exchanged views on the UAE’s community development initiatives, and the care for members of society, especially senior citizens.

The minister relayed the UAE experience in community care for Senior Emiratis and family cohesion based on diversified policies and legislation following the directives of the UAE leadership to enhance sustainable means for the care, empowerment and development for the elderly.

Buhumaid and Nakajima also highlighted community efforts and means to benefit from benefiting from the UAE experience following the launch of the ‘National Policy for Senior Emiratis’, with its seven main components that ensure integrated care systems ensuring that senior citizens remain active members of society, and have access to government services.

She noted the ministry’s efforts toward attaining family cohesion and community coherence, as well as reinforcing the role of non-profit associations in supporting all members of the UAE community while obtaining sustainable development goals.

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