On 1-st of October, a group of volunteers from Damen Galați participated to the International Eldery Day, the fourth edition of National Campaign Flowers for the soul, an initiative aimed to draw attention on the risk of elderly people social seclusion.
Every year the Princess Margareta of Romania Foundation get together communities from all over the country to support elderly people. This year the Foundation’s volunteers, supporters and partners have been present in 27 cities to offer elderly people flowers and a kind thought as a sign of appreciating their value and experience.
Damen volunteers offered the elderly from Galați Rest House flowers and cards as well as warm wishes and hugs. A simple and nice act yet bringing much joy into the elderly’s hearts.
The actions performed on the International Elderly Day are part of "Never alone" program carried out by The Princess Margareta of Romania Foundation with the purpose to improve life conditions of eldery over 65, facing the risk of social isolation, loneliness and poverty. The initiative Flowers for the soul in România comes after the worldwide campaign of the Federation and Association "Les petits frères des Pauvres", our country joining thus other countries such as France, Ireland, Spain, Germany, Canada and USA in fighting social isolation of the elderly.
At national level, the messengers of The Princess Margareta of Romania Foundation reached more than 6000 eldery people from București and Alba, Argeș, Bihor, Bistrița-Năsăud, Brașov, Brăila, Caraș Severin, Cluj, Constanța, Covasna, Dolj, Galați, Gorj, Ilfov, Mehedinți, Mureș, Olt, Pitești, Prahova, Teleorman, Timiș, Vâlcea counties. Flowers were offered in parks and public spaces, residential centers for the elderly, Romanian Post offices, medical offices, daily inter-generational centers, partners of The Princess Margareta of Romania Foundation.
As for Galați county, Damen volunteers will continue this project with other similar actions.