Senior Care Support
Retirement is anything but ‘Golden Years’ for seniors in Eastern Europe. These are truly desperate times for them, with meager pensions, high utility rates, and constant fear of getting sick with Covid. Their lives are marked by poverty, despair, and inadequate health care. Senior homes are not an option for the elderly, as the few ones left from the Soviet Union times function as dormitories with appalling living conditions, terrible food, and poor medical service. It is definitely the worst option for seniors.
To survive, seniors living in rural areas plant gardens, and live off their vegetable crops, and sell surplus produce. Many seniors in urban areas have no choice but to beg or sell items on street corners to supplement their small pensions. The difficult choice most seniors have to make each month is whether to spend their pension money on food or medicines – because it can’t be both.
HOW CAN WE HELP? “Sponsor-a-Baba” (grandma) project!
YOU can be part of the solution! Local churches want to reach out to people in need in their communities and bring hope to those in despair, especially impoverished Seniors. But they don’t have the resources to do this on a larger scale.
HERE IS HOW IT WORKS: YOUR SUPPORT + LOCAL CHURCHES = CHURCH VOLUNTEERS who…
- Purchase and hand-deliver food, clothing, and meds
- Share the Gospel message with seniors
- Pour their love into the lives of lonely seniors
In other words, your support will make this all possible – by allowing HART to partner with local churches and give them the tools and resources to impact poverty-stricken seniors in their communities. Each of our partner churches will usually look after 10-20 seniors.
With YOUR support, our goal for 2022 is to double the number of Ukrainian churches participating in this program.
Please prayerfully consider supporting this program for destitute Seniors. Give the gift of help, hope, and love to a lonely senior.