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Mariam bint Mohammed Khalfan Al Roumi, Minister of Social Affairs, has said that the elderly people in the U.A.E. have been enjoying special care through coverage of social security law since the inception of the U.A.E..
Marking the International Day of the Elderly, Al Roumi said 13, 461 elderly people get grant of Dh950 million annually, while there are shelters for elderly people who have no guardians, adding that they also get health, social and psychological care through mobile units to ensure better stay for those residing with their families.
She added that the U.A.E. observes the International Day of the Elderly, which corresponds with 1st October each year to draw attention to the elderly people who had contributed to the development of their communities.