UAE approves new policy to support elderly Emiratis

Special health insurance will be provided for elderly Emiratis, new centres will be set up to provide them with modern skills and new houses will be developed to meet their needs
UAE approves new policy to support elderly Emiratis
The UAE Cabinet, chaired by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has approved the National Policy for Senior Emiratis.
By Sam Bridge
Fri 02 Nov 2018 01:17 AM

The UAE Cabinet, chaired by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has approved the National Policy for Senior Emiratis.

The policy is based on an integrated care system to ensure that seniors remain active and facilitate their access to services. 

According to the national policy, special health insurance will be provided for the elderly, new centres will be set up to provide them with modern skills and new houses will be developed to meet their needs.

The policy also includes discount and protection programmes to protect them from violence and abuse.

It includes seven main components - healthcare, community involvement and active life, effective civic participation, infrastructure and transportation, financial stability, safety and security, and quality of future life.

The policy aims to pay greater attention to elderly Emiratis as part of UAE Vision 2021 and UAE Centennial Strategy 2071.

"We have adopted the National Policy for Senior Emiratis to improve the quality of their lives and ensure their active and ongoing participation within the UAE community," said Sheikh Mohammed.

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