The Government will announce later today the launch of a new initiative for the elderly to be called the ‘Tokyo Care Pathway’
A Senior Aide at the Ministry for Health Mr De’Ath explained :
We all know that times are tight and the elderly are feeling the pinch most of all, it has been reported that sometimes they have to choose between food and heat, The Government feels their pain, but not of course literally.
What has been decided is that anyone over the age of 65 will be given a free daily rice cake, these are also known as Mochi. These are very filling and will provide a much needed carbohydrate boost to help keep core body temperature up and save them having to resort to eating cardboard at least until tea time.
The move has widespread support amongst all Political Parties.
When asked for a comment a Senior Government Minister [who did not wish to be named] described the initiative as; “A fantastic step forward ”
Meanwhile in overseas news
Last year on New Year’s Day, emergency services in Tokyo took 13 elderly people to hospital after they choked on the “mochi.” Two of them died.