Serving 1,765 elderly in our In-Home Care Program

by Fundacion de Beneficencia Hogar de Cristo
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Serving 1,765 elderly in our In-Home Care Program
Serving 1,765 elderly in our In-Home Care Program
Serving 1,765 elderly in our In-Home Care Program
Serving 1,765 elderly in our In-Home Care Program
Serving 1,765 elderly in our In-Home Care Program
Serving 1,765 elderly in our In-Home Care Program
Serving 1,765 elderly in our In-Home Care Program
Serving 1,765 elderly in our In-Home Care Program
Serving 1,765 elderly in our In-Home Care Program
Serving 1,765 elderly in our In-Home Care Program
Serving 1,765 elderly in our In-Home Care Program

Project Report | Mar 22, 2022
Love and Friendship Day

By Daniela Tosti-Croce | Project Leader

Participants of the Bulnes San Carlos Home Care Program (PADAM) in the Ñuble region enjoyed a day outdoors on a plot of land in Chillán. Among them were José and Rosa, married for 52 years, who kissed each other under a flower arrangement and sent advice on how to make their love last.

In the original cultures, older people are valued, they are taken into account and their opinion is considered. Unfortunately, this is not the case in modern societies, where they are relegated to the background and made invisible. That is why the Home Care Programs for the Elderly that Hogar de Cristo (PADAM) has throughout the country are so important, where they are visited and accompanied in their needs, which are many since they belong to the most vulnerable segment.

José Acuña and Rosa Sepúlveda have been married for 52 years and are participants of Hogar de Cristo's Bulnes San Carlos Elderly Home Care Program (PADAM) in the Ñuble region. They, along with 21 other companions and their companions, enjoyed the Day of Love and Friendship in a plot of land in Chillán, invited by the Corporación Salas Adulto Mayor.

There they shared a delicious lunch, laughed, refreshed themselves in the swimming pool, posed for a photograph under a beautiful flower arrangement and kissed as if they were young lovers.

The head of Padam Bulnes San Carlos, Juan Carlos Nova, pointed out that this outing was a great opportunity for them to meet again since the pandemic had prevented them from sharing pleasant moments together as in the past. "They really enjoyed the day, some seniors had practically no support networks," he explained.

José and Rosa agreed to tell their long love story. They met when they were both working in a private residence: she as a home care advisor and he in charge of other heavier housework. They have children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

"What I like most about my partner is that he is affectionate with me and understands me", says Rosa. José, meanwhile, emphasizes that she is kind, affectionate and "we always reach the same agreements". They also advise young couples to "respect each other" as something fundamental in the relationship.

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Fundacion de Beneficencia Hogar de Cristo

Location: Santiago - Chile
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Daniela Tosti-Croce
Santiago , Chile
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