In 2017, the foundation initiated the "dignified old age" program. This is a program of quality life changes for the elderly in geriatric boarding houses.
"Dignified old age" is a program of quality life changes for elderly in geriatric boarding houses.
Collecting charitable assistance for the elderly is quite difficult. People are more willing to help children, subconsciously believing that they need to support the future. But the future of each of us is old age. We will all become senior citizens.
Living conditions in geriatric boarding houses often have nothing to do with the understanding of human dignity: metal dishes, lack of elementary household and hygienic conditions (mobile toilets, standard bathrooms, showers for those who move around in a wheelchair, etc.), metal beds with old mattresses, old, leaky bedding and underwear, a glaring lack of medicine, lack of leisure activities. Of course, there are some well-kept boarding houses in good premises, but they also do not have sufficient funding from the state.
The program operates in 10 regions: Kyiv, Zhytomyr, Lviv, Chernihiv, Cherkasy, Sumy, Poltava, Odesa, Zaporizhia and Ivano-Frankivsk. 127 geriatric boarding houses are under the systematic care of the Foundation (the number is constantly growing). We join new regions every year and dream of covering all of Ukraine with our help as soon as possible!