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Published 26.05.2020 17:27
In Brazil, there is a campaign to encourage people to send letters to the elderly people.
The government of São Paulo launched the project “A gesture of affection for nobody to be alone” for elderly people living in nursing homes to receive messages during the quarantine. The letters are sent to emails from 576 nursing homes that are on the list available on the government website.…
Health, Lockdown,
Published 26.05.2020 12:28
In Brazil, elderly people can call “Disque 100” if they feel lonely.
The telephone number to report human rights violations began to answer calls from elderly people who want to talk and lessen the feeling of loneliness during the quarantine. The service is free and available 24 hours a day.
Lockdown,
Published 23.05.2020 15:48
In Argentina, a collaborative network of volunteers helps the elderly.
The #MayoresCuidados project brings together volunteers to talk to the elderly on the phone during the quarantine imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic. The aim is to offer company so that the elderly do not feel lonely. In addition, volunteers can help by going shopping for food and medicines or walking…
Health,
Published 27.04.2020 12:34
In Australia, telehealth is supporting seniors during the lockdown.
For example, private companies such as Woolworths and Coles Supermarkets mobilise priority delivery of grocery items to the elderly. The home medicine service provides a free, contactless delivery of prescription medication for older and vulnerable Australians. Such organisations as My Aged Care, Red Cross, Telecross calling services support older people…
Inclusion,
Published 27.04.2020 07:41
In New York, Mayor de Blasio announced free tablets and Internet service for 10,000 seniors.
The initiative aims to support the residents of the New York City Housing Authority buildings (NYCHA), subsidised housing projects, popularly known  as “projects”. The local government in partnership with T-Mobile, invested $5 million to roll out this service. They will also provide access to free-testing, food and cleaning in these…

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