The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has brought about unprecedented fear and uncertainty, especially among older adults.
The elderly rely on social connection more than most and they need it now more than ever. The elderly and retired sometimes need a helping hand and they also often need to have people around them. With India practicing a nation-wide lock down and social distancing vulnerable seniors could be feeling more alone than usual.
There are several reasons why the elderly are somewhat more vulnerable - they have more chronic conditions than younger people, their aging immune system makes it harder to fight off diseases, infections and viruses. Recoveries are usually slower and more complicated.
Most of us are worried for our loved ones that are older and living far away from us. They might face anxiety because they live alone, are on a fixed income or pension, no longer drive and cannot take public transport, their routine health checkups are delayed. They could also have un-diagnosed or poorly managed depression. For millions of elderly COVID-19 has amplified their already-existing worries.
Many of us are witness to the above, we either have parents who do not live in the same city as us or we have elderly couples who are neighbors.
We have been working around the clock over the last few weeks to proactively secure healthy food packets and personal protective equipment like hand sanitizer and face masks, without taking away valuable resources from healthcare workers and general public.
For above all , we want to help them in all ways of life conditions. Request you all to help us to do the needful.