In a heartwarming reflection posted on his official Facebook page, Kakalistiq.com reports that Mr. Tunde Thani, the visionary convener of the Thani Oladunjoye Old People Care Center (TOOPC), celebrated the center’s remarkable journey over the past two years. The center, established in Epe Division, stands as the first-ever initiative dedicated to the well-being of the elderly in the community by a public-spirited individual.
Under the banner of the Thani-Oladunjoye Older People Care Centre, the mission was clear from the outset: to provide comprehensive care, including medical and social support, to vulnerable aging individuals in the community, all free of charge. Mr. Thani expressed gratitude to God and generous individuals who have rallied behind the cause, with approximately 2,000 registered beneficiaries benefiting from the center’s services.
Among the noteworthy contributors acknowledged by Mr. Thani are former Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, who donated a 28-seater coaster bus for transportation, and the management of Greenlife Pharmaceutical Limited, which provided an ambulance and periodic medication. CP Tunji Disu played a crucial role in ensuring full solar electrification, while several others, including Hon. Abiodun Tobun and His Excellency Musiliu Obanikoro, offered periodic support.
As part of the commemoration, a media tour of the facility was conducted on Saturday, January 7th, 2024, coinciding with the center’s 2nd anniversary. Beneficiaries, particularly members of the Elders Council, expressed their gratitude and shared their experiences.
Mrs. Taibat Abike Akingbe praised the center’s medical team for their hard work and capabilities, emphasizing the positive impact on the elderly community. Mr. Babatunde Ajiborisha offered prayers for Mr. Thani, acknowledging his visionary leadership and commitment to humanitarian assistance.
Mr. Olusegun Alausa described the center as “one in a million,” established with a clear purpose to bring relief to the less privileged. Alhaja Ilariogun Aduke, the PRO of the Elder-in-Council, commended the unique gesture, stating that the founder, Mr. Oladunjoye, sowed the seed of goodness for future generations.
Other beneficiaries, including Mrs. Olabisi Kawojue, Mr. Oseni Ekemode, Mrs. Adebimpe Badru, Alhaji Agara Surakat Ayinde, and Alhaji Babatunde Shabi, all expressed gratitude and support for the founder. Alhaji Surakat Ayinde clarified that the center caters to all, debunking rumors about sectional preferences.
With approximately 3,000 beneficiaries and counting, the Thani Oladunjoye Old People Care Center stands as a beacon of compassion, fostering a sense of community, support, and care for the elderly in the Epe Division.