President’s Knowledge of Senior Solidarity – President Coleiro Preca
On the occasion of the feast of St Publius in Floriana and the opening of the festive season, the President of Malta Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca announced the 'President’s Knowledge of Senior Solidarity’.
This is an initiative that encourage Maltese and Gozitan families and individuals to show solidarity with seniors who live alone in their respective localities or in homes for the elderly, by helping them but also by giving them the opportunity to adopt them as part of their family particularly in those times of joy as they celebrate the holidays throughout the year.
This initiative is intended for the Presidency to work with local councils, the ecclesiastical parishes and non-governmental organizations, both at a community and national levels, by bringing their recommendations to those families and individuals who do work of solidarity with the elderly.
The President of Malta appealed that the holidays should be a manifestation of unity and friendship. Because many festivities are held in summer season, when our country is crowded with tourists, this should not only be a cultural, traditional and folk opportunity, but also a chance to show strong values of love, of unity, respect, tolerance and dignity .