NATIONAL NEWS - The Western Cape Social Development Minister, Albert Fritz, paid a courtesy visit to centenarian and Delft resident, Fredie Blom, who celebrated his 114th Birthday today.
Although yet to be recognised by the Guinness World Records organization, at 114 years old, Mr. Blom is believed to be the oldest man alive.
"As a Department we continue to provide services to older persons. Key to our efforts is the ongoing registration drive for residential care facilities, especially for frail older persons. There are 119 state-funded registered residential facilities and 72 private registered facilities in the Western Cape," said Miniseer Fritz.
"As a government, we wish Mr Blom and his family well. We continue to encourage greater family and community participation in the daily lives of elderly residents, including keeping them in communities."
Minister Fritz with Mr and Mrs Blom.
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