Covid has done one good thing – it’s taught us to value the ...

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Covid has done one good thing – it’s taught us to value the elderly

Pandemic has made us think more carefully about what senior citizens mean to us and how we can keep them with us

Deputy features editor: Sunday Times

The coronavirus pandemic, which has decimated the population of elderly people in SA, has also served to make them more visible.

So frequently are they ignored and overlooked, these pensioners. It took a world-scourging disease to show us — or at least some of us — how much they mean to us.

Because of their vulnerability, the venerable grey-haired ones have taken up a front-of-stage position, and those of us responsible for their welfare have to think a little more carefully about what they mean to us and what measures we can take to keep them with us, for even just a little bit longer...

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