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Spain #UnitedInDistance: video-calls with the elderly

08/04/2020 - 16:08
From the blog

A Spanish NGO organises video-calls with old people living in nursing homes, so they do not feel alone

Carmen lives in a nursing home in Madrid.  These are not easy days for those who live in these centres, which have sadly become news during the Coronavirus crisis due to the high number of deaths of elderly people.  José Luis, a volunteer from the NGO Grandes Amigos, used to visit Carmen at the residence before the outbreak. 

Now, he calls her on the phone to find out how she is doing, to encourage her, so that she knows that she is not alone. There are many other volunteers like him. Carmen is moved by his support, and she can't wait for all this to end so they can go back to their Tuesday meetings, hug each other... and finally meet José Luis' dog.

Gracias España! #UnitedInDistance