Jun 30, 2021

July 2021 Update - Progress Through The Pandemic

Our caregivers meeting a new client and his wife
Our caregivers meeting a new client and his wife

Dear Donors and Friends,

On behalf of our seniors, their families, our caregivers, and staff, I would like to thank you for your continuous support of our project in Kisumu-west subcounty. We are incredibly grateful for your donations – both big and small – because without you, we would not be able to care for the elderly of Kenya. 

In the last two months, Kisumu and nine other neighboring counties have been hotspots for COVID-19 with Kisumu reporting the highest national numbers of new infections including those of the Indian/Delta variant. Consequently night curfew hours were extended from 7pm – 4am from late May until the end of July. This has significantly slowed down our caregivers’ activity in the community. Because of the growing number of cases, we need more PPEs (e.g, masks, gowns, gloves, hand sanitizer) for our caregivers, nurses, and clients. 

Even with the tightening COVID-19 restrictions and the presence of the Indian/Delta varient in Kenya, our seniors were still so happy to see our caregivers arriving with medical supplies and food. During our visits, our nurses had tea and snacks with our clients while providing them with a full medical assessment. Over the last few weeks, we sawnew clients in their homes and will continue to expand our home care program. 

Recently, we've received a lot of interest from local seniors and their families about our residential center in Kisumu. Many families cannot provide the level of care that their loved ones need at home and our residential community will allow the sickest of our neighbors to age with dignity and grace. So with the long, rainy days in April and May, we began updating our grounds in the center. Our team worked to add plants and landscaping around the compound to give it a more homelike feel. We're now working to upgrade the center -- especially the kitchen -- so that we can begin accepting fulltime, residential clients later this year. Our hope is that with your continued support, we can open our doors to the first residents by the end of the year.

In the meantime, I encourage you to consider making a reoccurring donation to AgeWatch Africa. Because we provide healthcare services, many of our expenses reoccur. Every month there is the need to train nurses and provide food, water, and medical supplies to our elderly clients. Recurring donations ensure that our elderly neighbors receive quality, uninterrupted care. Remember, even a few dollars even month can help provide clean drinking water or medical supplies like masks or soap to our clients.

On behalf of all of us at AgeWatch – our incredible volunteers, Board of Directors, Advisory Board, and the elderly clients that we are humbled to serve -- thank you for your generous donations and your incredible support this year.

With much gratitude,

Richard Waindi, Founder & CEO

Our caregiver enjoying tea with our client.
Our caregiver enjoying tea with our client.
Our nurse taking a medical history of a new client
Our nurse taking a medical history of a new client
Our caregiver preparing a meal for a new client.
Our caregiver preparing a meal for a new client.
Mar 3, 2021

March 2021 Update - A New Year & New Beginnings

February Home Care Visit
February Home Care Visit

Dear Donors and Friends,

Thanks to you, 2021 is off to a great start! But, before I talk about our progress, I wanted to thank you for your continued support and generous donations. Remember, our accomplishments would not have been possible without your continued support and encouragement.

In February, we successfully re-launched our home care program in Kisumu West Sub-county. Because of the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, we are unable to provide daycare services to our elderly neighbors. But, because of your yearend donations and support so far in 2021, our nurses have been visiting clients in their homes and evaluating their physical and mental health conditions. We plan on expanding our home care program over the next few months.

Last month, we also grew our volunteer base to include an international Advisory Board. We are excited to have a new group of diverse volunteers providing technical support to our local team in Kenya. I cannot emphasize enough the impact of your support on the lives of the elderly men and women that we serve. If you are not yet a recurring donor, I warmly invite you to consider setting up a recurring donation to AgeWatch Africa. Even a few dollars a month will go a long way in ensuring that our elderly neighbors receive quality, uninterrupted care.


On behalf of all of us at AgeWatch Africa– our incredible volunteers, Board of Directors, Advisory Board, and the elderly clients that we are humbled to serve -- thank you for your generous donations and your incredible support this year.


With much gratitude,
Richard Waindi, Founder & CEO

Visiting with our Elderly Clients at Their Homes
Visiting with our Elderly Clients at Their Homes
Nov 4, 2020

Support Graceful Aging in Kisumu Kenya (45351)

Home care service session.
Home care service session.

Dear Donors and Friends,

Thank you for supporting us as we continue to serve our aging neighbors throughout Kenya. This year
has been incredibly difficult, but thanks to your support and generous donations, we have been able to
continue providing necessary services to the most vulnerable of our neighbors – the elderly.

With 2020 quickly coming to an end, we wanted to share with you some of our accomplishments over
the last few months. Remember, these accomplishments would not have been possible without your
continued support and encouragement.

  • Even with the challenges caused by COVID-19, we continued providing services to our clients that enrolled prior to the pandemic. During this time, we strengthened our relationship with their relatives.
  • This summer, our first international volunteer joined the team. She has been working hard to showcase our story across different social media channels and is now working to improve our website. Follow us on social media to learn more about these exciting changes!
  • Last month, we received the results of a research study in partnership with the Dutch Wageningen University and Research to help improve our international awareness. We are excited to share these results with you soon!

Next month on Tuesday, December 1st, we look forward to starting the holiday season by participating in
the Giving Tuesday campaign with our friends across the globe. With these donations, we hope to
purchase more masks, bottled water, and personal protective equipment to support our ongoing COVIDrelief
efforts. We also hope to support the launch of our home care services.

I cannot emphasize enough the impact of your support on the lives of the elderly men and women that
we serve. On behalf of all of us at AgeWatch Africa – our incredible volunteers, Board of Directors, and
the elderly clients that we are humbled to serve -- thank you for your generous donations and your
incredible support this year.

With much gratitude,
Richard Waindi, CEO & Founder

Home care service session.
Home care service session.

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