Dear donors and supporters of the project we are glad to inform your about the main activities and results achieved during the last year. In 2019 18 new beneficiaries were registered to the project and 22 beneficiaries passed away. At the end of the year 220 elderly (153 f and 67 m) benefit from the projects services and activities, 107 received a warm meal, 160 had the possibility for personal hygiene,167 used of the laundry service.
A peer to peer group helped 18 (12 f and 6 m ) elderly at home . Senior volunteers took active part in the lives of needy elderly. First of all they talked and kept in touch with elderly , provided warm meals, helped in cleaning the houses, brought laundry to the day care center to be washed, etc During the reported period 1018 visits were made and 1279 lunches delivered.
In the same time 4 social works visited three times per week 16 (14 f and 2 m) vulnerable elderly in the city of Straseni are provided with qualitative home care services. During the last year the following services were done by the team 1096 visits, 1304 times the food products were delivered, 392 times discussions on different topics took place, 380 times the houses were cleaned , 163 times the rubbish was taken away, 170 times the elderly were helped in feeding, 210 times the water from the well was brought, 99 times social workers brought wood or coal for fire, 65 times the gardens were cleaned, 35 times help in dressing the elderly, 5 haircuts, 13 times help in personal hygiene, 8 times help in small reparations , 16 times the laundry were washed at the day care centre, 40 times the bills were paid, 274 times social workers did shopping for the elderly, 96 times the hygiene products were delivered, 35 times the pampers were delivered, 498 times blood pressure was measured, 77 times medicine was delivered.
In the Day care center a wellness group for ladies is established and is functioning. During the 2019 the members met 23 times , 22 thematic lessons were organized, in the same time 158 haircuts 94 hairstyles were done, 256 times face care, 267 times hand care, 23 nail care, 17 times beauty receipts were shared , 5 times aroma therapy took place, 194 times ladies were perfumed. The members of group mentioned the importance of the participation and the said they never will do so many beauty activities at home alone. Ladies said they are like butterflies beauty and elegant.
In order to maintain the good health condition of the elderly daily at the center the workout exercises are done. In average about 35 persons took part. Medical massage was done to 42 (28 f and 14 m) elderly in total 335 times. The blood pressure it is monitoring daily.
Elderly like to sing and during the 2019 chorus meet 22 times and about 30 (27 f and 3 m) elderly learned new and well known songs. Dance classes 7-8 members (4f and 4 m) meet once in a week (in total this period 14 times) and practice traditional and classic dances
In the center threre is a group of elderly who like handmade activities. The group met 62 times. The manufactures products are used as presents for the guests and volunteers of the organization and twice were exhibited during the special events organized at the center.
The beneficiaries of the center celebrated international days such as: Poetry day, Librarian day, St Valentine ’s Day , Women day, Family day, Easter, Children day, Elderly day, Christmas, New Year etc every time beneficiaries are glad to sing, dance or listen to the poems and songs presented by children from kindergarten or schools.
At the end of the year help 130 vulnerable elderly received coal and wood for heating the houses.65 received gas for cylinders.
As many elderly mention the projects it is not part of their life it is they live and they can live decent only and thanks to support of people with big heart. On behalf of the elderly many thanks.