Founded in 2008, The Aged Heart Care Foundation (AHCF) was established originally as a vehicle to address the challenges of ageing within the Ilupeju-Ekiti community, a town in Ekiti State, the Western part of Nigeria, West Africa.
Our work is dedicated to delivering financial support, basic healthcare services, and periodic social gatherings, for the vulnerable, isolated and impoverished elderly populace of Ekiti State. Through our charitable services, we strive to inspire and improve the lives of the aged who need our assistance. Get in touch today to learn how you can make a difference at our Charity.
Since Ageing is a natural phenomenon, its occurrence should not disqualify a person from enjoying the basic pleasures of life and the benefits derived from being part of a thriving community.
As we age, we typically become weaker, more vulnerable and increasingly dependent on the stronger members of our communities. Aged people eventually become lonely on account of their children having grown up and relocated to other places and therefore would not have direct physical contact with their Aged relatives. The Aged are therefore exposed to all vagaries of difficulties accentuated by lack of social amenities and support by governments. Since Ageing is a natural phenomenon, its occurrence should not disqualify a person from enjoying the basic pleasures of life and the benefits derived from being part of a thriving community. An action therefore becomes necessary that would assist in the inclusion and sustenance of the elderly people in our communities.
What we do
Aged Heart Care Foundation began a scheme whereby a number of Old people (42 in number) are selected within the community (based on their age – 70 years and over) to enjoy a monthly allowance of N500.00 (five hundred naira only) per person. This is the equivalent of £1 approximately and a little over $1 today. In December 2016, this scheme was extended to Itapa and Osin Ekiti, two neighboring towns. AHCF makes routine visits at least once a month to each beneficiary to deliver this cash stipend of N500. In all, a total of one hundred (100) beneficiaries have benefitted to-date under this scheme.
Our main purpose of starting the Aged Heart Care Foundation was to address the problem of Isolation of the elderly in the community. Since its inception to date, the foundation instituted and organizes an annual Event called “Arugbo Day” (meaning “The Old people’s Day” in Yoruba Language) held at Christmas every year. This celebration continuously offers re-union opportunities for the elderly to share reminiscences. This has proved to be very healthy and therapeutic for them, such that over the months and years, acquaintances turn into friends and loneliness is replaced by companionship. We’ve dedicated a lot of man-hours and invested countless resources to this charitable cause, and hope you’ll help us continue this work. See how you can by contacting us.
Provision of quality assured health-care services for the elderly population is a challenge that requires joint approach and strategies. We at Aged heart ensure that those who are most vulnerable and at-risk amongst our aged get periodic basic health check. But so much more can be done. Contact us to learn how you can be a part of the drive to make a significant impact on the quality-of-life of our elderly.
One of our goals is to ensure that the most deprived aged people of Ekiti are safe and have their basic needs taken care of. Therefore, in order to broaden the financial resources of the foundation, the CHARITY SHOP concept was initiated for receiving donations in kind for the scheme. Items donated are resold at very low prices to raise funds for the continued support of Aged People. Get in touch with us to find out how your used but useful items can help our aged.
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