Visit to rest home for elderly and disabled people

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On 29 December Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko visited the rest home for elderly and disabled people.

“In the run-up to the New Year my children, their families and I visit orphanages and rest homes for elderly people. I do it not only before the New Year; it is a good tradition for me. The state must take care of children and elderly people,” Aleksandr Lukashenko noted.

Students of the secondary school in Ostroshitsky Gorodok performed a musical fairytale Christmas Miracles in the rest home. The head of state emphasized that these children decided to show a performance in the rest home. “I visited the school and children showed this performance to me. I said that it would be great to show it to the elderly people in the rest home. This is how the idea was conceived. Labor and Social Protection Minister of Belarus Marianna Shchetkina says that not all people staying in the rest home have children and grandchildren. Now you have children and grandchildren who will visit you and stage new performances in the rest home,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.

The head of state was made familiar with the living conditions in the rest home, visited the canteen and the events hall. The President presented a minivan to the elderly and disabled people staying in the rest home. Elderly women presented a handmade cap, scarf, socks and mittens to the head of state.

Labor and Social Protection Minister Marianna Shchetkina informed the Belarusian leader about the development of the Belarusian social services sector, introduction of new charged social services, the fulfillment of the President’s instructions which were given in January 2013.