The rapid and dramatic growth of the aging population in Romania has become a pressing concern. Many older adults in the country live alone, often due to emigration of family members or loss of a spouse. This can result in feelings of loneliness and isolation, which have a significant impact on their wellbeing, both physically and mentally.
To address this issue, our organization aims to provide a supportive community for older adults. Our focus is on socialization through leisure activities, crafts, games, quality time and encouragement.
We hold weekly meetings, allowing members to feel like they belong and are part of a larger family. Additionally, staff and volunteers conduct regular home visits for those who are especially isolated. We also plan annual field trips and retreats, offering opportunities for seniors to engage in new experiences and make meaningful connections with others.