Posted on June 21, 2017

Commercial Bank, Qatar’s first private bank, has organised an Iftar in honour of the elderly residents of the Empowerment and Elderly Care Center (Ihsan), as part of a series of CSR initiatives during Ramadan focusing on the Qatari community. Commercial Bank team visited the elderly at Ihsan and shared an Iftar buffet with them in an atmosphere of solidarity and happiness that comes with the breaking of the fast.

Commercial Bank Group CEO, Joseph Abraham said: “The month of Ramadan is one of solidarity, philanthropy and reflection, and we are committed to supporting a wide cross-section of the Qatari community as part of our inclusive CSR programme during the Holy Month and throughout the year. This Iftar is a gesture of appreciation and respect for the older generation who have made an enormous contribution to Qatar, and to honour Qatari traditions during Ramadan.” Jaber Mohammed Al Marri, Director of Public Relations and Media at Empowerment and Elderly Care Center(IHSAN), lauded the Commercial Bank visit and Iftar with the elderly community, noting that this gesture brought joy and happiness to Ihsan’s mothers and fathers and deeply affected them. 

Seeking to provide a safe, stable life for Qatar’s elderly citizens by offering them healthcare, social and psychological services, Ihsan provides home-based care and raises public awareness, especially amongst families, about embracing the elderly, offering them guidance to adopt the best methods in this regard. Ihsan strives to develop an integrated care system that includes the home, the hospital and the nursing home and endeavours to establish the necessary facilities and legislations to support the elderly. As part of a series of community-focused CSR initiatives the Bank organised during Ramadan, the Iftar was held to encourage solidarity in Qatari society by sharing happiness with the elderly during the special moments that come with the breaking of the fast.