A series of activities marked the day at the Family Gathering Centre Image Credit: Supplied

Dubai Health Authority (DHA) marked International Happiness Day on March 20 by organising a series of activities and programmes at the authority’s Family Gathering Centre.

The centre is the only dedicated centre in the emirate that provides both inpatient as well as outpatient services for the elderly.

“We celebrate this day with the elderly to thank them for all the sacrifices and efforts they have undertaken in their lifetime to provide the youth of the UAE with a bright future,” said His Excellency Humaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the DHA. “At DHA, customer care and happiness are at the heart of our strategy and all our initiatives, policies and processes are designed keeping customer care, happiness and satisfaction in mind.”

Al Qatami spent time with members of the centre and they listened to traditional songs and poems as part of the activities that were organised to mark the day.
Al Qatami distributed flowers and gifts to the elderly and assured them of high-quality health services at the centre.

The Family Gathering Centre provides inpatient as well as outpatient services and promotes the concept of healthy ageing and proactive geriatric care for the elderly to minimise health complications and reduce their dependence on caregivers so that they can lead an independent life to the best extent possible.