Dental Services Unit Holds Donation Drive at Comfort Bay Home for the Aged
The Comfort Bay Senior Citizens Home welcomed the donation of supplies, groceries and dental care for its residents.
As part of its oral health activities, the Department of Health’s Dental Services Unit recently visited the Comfort Bay Senior Citizens Home and provided dental care to the residents of the facility.
Senior dental surgeon at the Ministry of Health, Dr. Shery Ephraim-Le Compte says she is very happy that the unit can offer this service to the elderly.
“This is the start of much more to come now that Seniors Affairs is partnered with the Department of Health, Wellness and Seniors. It’s the launch, it’s the beginning of a series of activities that the Dental Services Unit will carry out throughout the year.
We hope to replicate this business in all other nursing homes. Minister of Health, Welfare and Elderly Affairs Hon. Moses Jn Baptiste welcomed the initiative and said he looks forward to seeing more such activities.
“I am very happy and happy to be here this morning with you and I continue to say that it is an activity like this that gives me the greatest pleasure because it is always good to see you continue to do work on the ground, in the communities. I know you have done it, but I really like the way you focus. You have recognized without anyone pushing you that we now have “Affairs of the seniors” in our ministry and you immediately jumped on board to focus on oral hygiene in senior care homes.”
Nadia St. Ange, manager of the Comfort Bay Senior Citizens Home, says she is extremely grateful for the donation and gesture and says it will help tremendously.
“I take it as a gesture of welcome to the Ministry of Health and it is very much appreciated. This is timely and necessary and we thank corporate partners, Peter and Company Distribution and Millennium Heights Medical Complex for your donations and gifts. Each will be used to help spiritually, emotionally or nutritionally benefit our residents.
The Comfort Bay Senior Citizens Home has received donations of supplies from the Millennium Heights Medical Complex, Peter and Company Distribution and other organizations.