Older Persons and Accommodation, 21 February 2016
A Roundtable Discussion was held on ‘Older Persons and Accommodation’. The speakers were Mr Syd Eckley, Committee Member SAHRC on Challenges Facing Older Persons; Dr Sebastiana Kalula, Director of the Albertina and Walter Sisulu Institute of Ageing in Africa at UCT and Mr Gavin Weir, Housing Manager of Neighbourhood Old Age Homes (NOAH). “The SA Human Rights Commission recognises that older persons constitute a vulnerable group with unique and differing needs and that they therefore deserve focused attention in order to address and resolve the rights violations currently being experienced by older persons”. The lack of accommodation for older persons seriously undermines their well-being and compromises their rights to dignity and equality.