The drama with the phone still continues. Another morning spent at my office looking out of the window for the BTL people and no sign of them.
HelpAge Belmopan had a luncheon for the senior citizens and of course I was there too. I met the Patroness of HelpAge, Ms Hutchinson who told me that Kenya was one of the first countries to open a HelpAge centre.
After lunch I sat with Ms Hutchinson and some of the members of HelpAge and we had an informal conversation about what they felt needed to be done in relation to the elderly. Healthcare was top on the list. The breakdown of family ties and responsibility was also a key issue. Many felt that families were either unable to or did not want to look after their older members. It was agreed that educating the young about ageing should be on the agenda.
It was yet another fantastic afternoon and I returned to the offices of the MHD to be told that BTL would be calling round at our office at 8.30 am tomorrow….