Let’s Combat Loneliness
The elderly are a vulnerable group within our society who, at times, is taken for granted. This might lead to solitude, confusion, a general feeling of no longer belonging within a community.
Missio Malta and Newsbook.com.mt have partnered to pair senior citizens within our community with caring individuals who touch base regularly to keep the elderly feel loved and taken care of. In turn, the adoptees would get to enjoy the company and shared stories from an older generation, creating meaningful, long-lasting friendships.
We are pairing our beloved elderly living on their own and in care homes with a caring individual; we can all make a significant difference in someone’s life!
These are some of the ways in which you can help:
- Have phone calls/ video calls with your adopted grandparent/new grandchild
- Exchange cheerful pictures/stories/poems (post/digital/email)
- Share stories from different generations
- Send letters/cards to your new friend, much like a pen pal!
How to Adopt a Grandparent
Missio Malta and Newsbook.com.mt launched the ‘Adopt a Grandparent’ initiative to bring a sense of comfort to senior citizens and pair them with a younger generation who may or may not have grandparents of their own.
To register, fill in the form below and our team get in touch with you to pair you with your new ‘Grandma’ or ‘Grandpa’, and send you a Declaration of Commitment.
Join the Team
Would you like to join our volunteer team?
If you’re considering doing something rewarding in your free time, just drop us a line below and get in touch.
We’re always looking for people like you to join the Missio family, to help us create more happiness daily.