In the profound words of Pope Francis, we are reminded that a society neglecting the elderly and the young jeopardizes its own future, for it disregards the precious well of wisdom and potential. This admonition echoes through time and resonates deeply with the endeavors of our Catholic Sisters Congregations who have come together to form the Care for Aging Sisters Association. For an extended period, our congregations have struggled with the noble yet demanding task of caring for their aging sisters. In this sacred mission, we draw inspiration from the timeless guidance of Leviticus 19:32, which calls upon us to "Stand up in the presence of the aged, show respect for the elderly and revere your God. I am the Lord." The genesis of our journey towards the creation of this association can be traced back to January 2023 and the gathering of superiors in March 2023 when a spark of compassion ignited at Rosa Mistica in Nairobi. The vision for implementing comprehensive care for our elderly sisters took shape through an extensive research effort, conducted by CERRA Africa, a collaborative endeavor involving three esteemed institutions: the Association of Sisterhoods in Kenya (AOSK), Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), and Tangaza University College. In this noble pursuit, 58 congregations participated in a comprehensive research survey. The findings of this survey revealed a compelling need to address the unique challenges faced by our beloved elderly sisters. Challenges relating to infrastructure, medical expenses, care-givers and so on. Answering the call congregations were invited to establish an association devoted to the care and support of the elderly sisters. These initiatives represent a timely and providential opportunity for our congregations to demonstrate their unwavering dedication to the principles of respect, compassion, and love. In the realm of this strategic plan, the Association of Sisterhoods in Kenya (AOSK) stands with pride and gratitude, extending acknowledgment to the congregations that have embraced this noble cause and assumed the role of trustees for a brighter future for our elderly sisters. Together, we embark on a journey that not only pays homage to the legacy of service but also guarantees that our elderly sisters receive the care, support, and reverence they so rightfully deserve.

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