Widows Support Group

Romania has entered a period of rapid and dramatic growth of the aging population. Many of them live alone, due to emigration of family members or loss of a spouse. This often results in very real loneliness, which has a detrimental effect on their wellbeing, physically and mentally.

The purpose of this group is to help the members to feel like they belong and are part of a family. We focus on socialization with leisure activities, crafts, games, quality time and encouragement.

This group meets once a week and staff/volunteers conduct weekly home visits for those who are especially isolated. We also plan annual field trips and retreats.