We gave joy to a lonely and elderly person
Old age should be the happiest time. Unfortunately, for many, this is not the case. In Finland, a large proportion of the elderly suffer from loneliness and depression. Every other day, one elderly person commits suicide in Finland.
We decided it was time to do something about it. That is why this Christmas we are giving a gift of joy and time to a lonely, needy elderly person. In addition, we will employ a young person for one year in a meaningful part-time job.
In practice, this means:
- We are looking for a single lonely and low-income elderly person
- We are looking for our own Gubbe-Heart Friend, a young person, who will be adequately acquainted with the work. The young person receives constant support for their work and will be paid for the visits.
- For the next year, the elderly will have their own Gubbe-Heart Friend, who will visit them weekly. The young person helps with everyday tasks, encourages them to go outside or just is present and listens – whatever the elderly person needs most at that moment.
Responsibility is an important value for Laitex. So, this year, we felt that instead of sharing material, we wanted to do something more meaningful.
We strongly believe that “Flow Must Go On” even if age numbers have already accumulated on the meter.
Merry Christmas to everyone!