No elders alone at home

Spain

In Spain there are more than 8 million people over 65 years old, of which 20% live alone.

Funded thanks to:
  • Donors
  • Total raised
    66%raised
    • MAXCOLCHON clients 659€
    • NGO funds 2.000€
  • Direct beneficiaries 60

    Those people who have naturally benefited from the project's interventions.

  • Indirect beneficiaries 120

    Those identifiable people who will potentially recieve an effect from the project's activities.

SOLIDARIOS PARA EL DESARROLLO

Budget

  • Staff 4.000€
  • Total 4.000€
4.000€

Description

Many older people feel lonely and isolated. This prolonged loneliness has detrimental effects on your physical and mental health. For this reason, the NGO Solidarios works to combat social exclusion and make life better for people over 65 who feel lonely and isolated.

From Solidarios, they make visits to senior citizens who need someone to spend time with during the week, thus reinforcing their illusion, their self-esteem, their social skills and keeping them active. While they share a conversation, a leisure time or a walk, older people recover healthy habits such as going for a walk, doing cultural activities and enjoying a good conversation.

Discrimination based on age is the third great form of discrimination after racism and machismo. We lack economic and human resources to ensure the social coverage of our elders. The subsidies for dependent persons have been cut, which, added to the freezing of pensions and the pharmaceutical copay, have deteriorated their quality of life

Activities

  • Visit seniors who feel lonely and who demand to have someone to spend time during the week.
  • Go for a walk, perform cultural activities, enjoy a good conversation with older people.
  • Create an intergenerational space, where different life experiences are shared.

Who will benefit?

Older people may receive visits at home, thus breaking their loneliness and recovering social relationships.

Project objectives

  • Break the isolation and loneliness of the elderly, avoiding depression and cognitive disorders.
  • Recover healthy habits and social relationships.
  • Strengthen the illusion and self-esteem of the elderly, improving their mood.

Updates & Links

MAXCOLCHON collaborates in this project with its own contribution of € 2,000, which together with the € 2,000 of its customers add up to € 4,000 of the project.

Solidarios (web)

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