In a demonstration of her commitment to the underprivileged elderly people living in sub-Saharan Africa, starting from Nigeria, JBS Elderly Health & Wellbeing Foundation Africa (JBS EHWF Africa) is having her first-ever sponsored walk this March, tagged, The ‘Gran-D Walk’ for the elderly.

A statement sent to City Business News on Tuesday explained that the walk will be hosted by one of the Foundation’s trustees, Ajoke Silva MFR.

The statement read: “The elderly are a unique demographic in Sub-Saharan Africa. They require special attention and support. Sadly, they rarely get the support they need. This is one of the key reasons for the dwindling health of the elderly population and the prevalence of preventable older years illnesses in Sub-Saharan Africa. We can work together to restore the dignity of aging and help prolong their lives with meaningful interventions.

“JBS Elderly Health & Wellbeing Foundation Africa is an outreach of JBS Medicare Services, the leading elderly healthcare service provider in Nigeria that provides all-inclusive specialist medical, specialist nursing, therapy & home healthcare service.

“The Foundation, JBS Elderly Health and Wellbeing Foundation Africa is  bringing otherwise scarce relief to underprivileged elderly people in Africa. Since inception in 2020, the Foundation has adopted several Grans/Grandpas and distributed over 120,000 meals across 3 states in Nigeria, West Africa (Lagos, Ogun & Abuja). 


“The theme of the sponsored walk is ‘Caring for the Elderly’. The sponsored walk will take place on March 26, 2022. The walk will commence at 7am from Quest Petrol station, Lekki.

“The purpose of the ‘Gran-D Walk’ is to raise funds towards providing health checks, preventative hygiene/medical supplies, clean water and distribution of 1million meals in 2022.  Already, the Foundation has distributed over 20,000 meals this year and seeks more support to reach more people because of the high numbers that still require our care, attention and support”.

JBS EHW Foundation Africa invites the general public to participate in the ‘Gran-D Walk’ and join in raising funds for the care of underpriviledged elderly people.

To register, sponsor or donate, you can click on:https://linktr.ee/jbsehwfoundationafrica

Private and public partnerships that can contribute to the care of needy underprivileged elderly people in Africa are also welcome. More information can be accessed on the foundation’s website www.jbsfoundation.co.uk

For enquiries, please call JBS Elderly Health & Wellbeing Foundation Africa on +2349060007989 or write to admin@jbsfoundation.co.uk