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Help 51 Elderly, Homeless Women Have a Home

by Damas de Caridad de San Vicente de Paul
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Help 51 Elderly, Homeless Women Have a Home
Help 51 Elderly, Homeless Women Have a Home
Help 51 Elderly, Homeless Women Have a Home
Help 51 Elderly, Homeless Women Have a Home
Help 51 Elderly, Homeless Women Have a Home
Help 51 Elderly, Homeless Women Have a Home
Help 51 Elderly, Homeless Women Have a Home
Help 51 Elderly, Homeless Women Have a Home
Help 51 Elderly, Homeless Women Have a Home
Help 51 Elderly, Homeless Women Have a Home
Help 51 Elderly, Homeless Women Have a Home
Ladies with face masks
Ladies with face masks

Hello Friends of the Hogar Santa Ana:

Confinement is taking a toll on our ladies. We are still under the efect of COVID 19, and we have had almost 180 days of lockdown. 

Half of our workers are still staying home so another big thanks to the cooking teams from the two schools belonging to the same NGO. 

We have resumed some activities within the home, such as the Memory Workshop. All our ladies come down keeping safe distancing and wearing protection. Its not the same but it helps.

We have had three very generous donations: face masks, alcohol gel and food. Thank you city of Buenos Aires for the food; Wassarette Lingerie for the face masks and Bil.vex for the alcohol gel.

We are still not allowing any volunteers to come into the home. Our older residents are at high risk if they contract COVID 19, so we value their health above all else.

Our fundraising is still complicated since we could not do our charity dinner. We are holding some online events which help a bit. So if you can , please help us!

 

Sincerely,

María Reynolds

President

Ladies with alcohol gel
Ladies with alcohol gel
Food donated by Buenos Aires city
Food donated by Buenos Aires city
Many ladies receiving their face masks
Many ladies receiving their face masks
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Rosita
Rosita

Hello Friends of the Hogar Santa Ana:

Our ladies started this year full of energy, with a spa afternoon donated by volunteer Ionica Dumont and her group. The ladies had a great time and learnt a lot about how to take care of their skin. Ionica had a lovely experience, she approves of our mentioning it to you and is happy to share it. She welcomes any questions,and can be contacted at 54 11 40855950. 

On March 17th, the unexpected hit us. Covid 19 started spreading in Argentina and it has caused many difficulties. Our population is at the top of the list riskwise, so we have had to implement many changes.

Half of our workers are staying home due to preexisting disease or being over 60, so the day to day is intense. We have divided the remaining people into two teams, and thankfully, we are being assisted by 4 cooks and assistant cooks from the schools that belong to the same NGO. Since children are staying home, they were not working, so they are taking 2 week turns to cook for our elderly ladies.

Lincoln community college has helped us by donating funds to buy an infrared thermometer, and some facemasks that were essential to protect our ladies. Thank you!!

It is of the utmost importance to minimize outings, and the government of Buenos Aires has started a volunteer program where young people assist people over 65 in their personal needs so that they do not need to leave the home. This works very well and we are very greatful.

Our fundraising is in deep trouble since we cannot do our vintage sales or charity dinners. So if you can , please help us!

 

Sincerely,

María Reynolds

President

Damas de Caridad de San Vicente de Paul

Hogar Santa Ana

Ladies enjoying the spa
Ladies enjoying the spa
Communal table
Communal table
Controlling temperature
Controlling temperature
Safely playing during social distancing
Safely playing during social distancing
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Our ladies in the memory workshop
Our ladies in the memory workshop

Hello Friends of the Hogar Santa Ana!

This last year has been very active for our elderly ladies. 

Our rooms were full all the time and we still have a waiting list, since the situation in Argentina has become more difficult for vulnerable people. Inflation is rampant, and prices have gone up 52% over the last year, with prescription and non prescription drugs at the top of the list (these items are essential for our ladies). 

Arte Vivo Foundation invited us to the theatre providing tickets and transportation. Our ladies enjoyed the outing immensely.

Enclosed you will find some of the activities our elderly ladies have been doing. We had the visit of  kindergarden pupils and the sharing between young and old was very enriching.

 

We also had a donation to improve one of the outdoor patios. 

If you come to Buenos Aires, we would like to invite you to share a meal with us. 

Thank you for your help!

María Reynolds

The choir group
The choir group
Yoga class
Yoga class
Theatre outing
Theatre outing
Exterior patio before fix up
Exterior patio before fix up
Exterior patio after fix up
Exterior patio after fix up
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Knitting workshop
Knitting workshop

Hello Friends of the Hogar Santa Ana!

This last year we have helped 57 elderly ladies, and we had our 52 bedrooms full all the time. We have a waiting list of over 40 ladies! One of our ladies left to go live with relatives, and 3 died.

We did our fund raising dinner and it was a success. It will help us fund our home for the next four months.

We had many activities going on at the home. Choir, creative writing, cognitive stimulation, knitting, yoga and spirituality are the ongoing workshops. These help our ladies keep themselves active and mentally sharp, and at the same time they create a sense of belonging, and helps deepen relationships.

If you come to Buenos Aires, we would like to invite you to share a meal with us. 

Thank you for your help!

María Reynolds

Yoga workshop
Yoga workshop
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Damas de Caridad de San Vicente de Paul

Location: Ciudad Autonoma de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires - Argentina
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Project Leader:
Maria Reynolds
Ciudad Autonoma de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires Argentina

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