What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the phrase “helping the elderly”? Perhaps most immediately imagine a single grandmother, who is visited once a month by social workers — to buy medicines and food, cook food and help with homework, and so on. Well, the “worn-out” rule to transfer elderly people across the road has become almost a national tradition, which we were taught from childhood in school.
However, visiting the elderly is not the only way to take care of them, because of all social groups, the elderly are the most vulnerable.
Recently, the Director of one of these institutions asked us for help (because the maintenance of homes for the elderly requires significant costs).
The administration of DPS Uguri warmly welcomed us and expressed gratitude for the fact that there are such organizations that provide support to those who really need it. And employees of the institution helped in unloading.
It was very nice to hear the words of gratitude – this is the biggest award for our organization. After all, all great feats begin with one small step — creating good for those around us.
As you can see, there are a lot of decisions about how to help the elderly. And it is not necessary to live abroad — Ukrainian grandparents would also be happy to feel indifferent to their life — we have a lot of opportunities for this.
And food packages are only part of the good deeds that we can do to give them warmth and care, a sense of comfort and care. For sympathy is the same everywhere. The only difference is how we can detect it. And it depends on us.
Therefore, let each of us look into his own soul and extend a helping hand to those who need it, give the other warmth, not hoping to get something in return. And help is worth it together!