A lovely gift for Christmas
This Christmas we are going to make a loving and heartwarming gift for lonely elderly people on Saturday 21 December.
The holidays aren't a celebration for everyone. For example, many elderly people are very disappointed: a study by the National Elderly Fund shows that no less than twenty percent of people over 70 (more than 400,000 people) will be happy when the holidays are over. Nearly a third of the over-70s in the Netherlands do not expect anyone to visit at Christmas, and for the over-85s this is even half. The influence of loneliness certainly within this target group is great. Loneliness leads to health risks, depression, less participation in society and a feeling that well-being or happiness is lacking. So loneliness is really not a 'far from my bed'-show. Maybe it's the neighbour on the corner of the street, for example, who wears his days sadly behind the windows in the hope that someone will pass by. With this action YourMindBodyandSoul wants to encourage all those people at this time of year.
To be a bright spot in these dark days and to give extra attention to this problem, YourMindBodyandSoul organizes a special activity in collaboration with Albert Heijn and Markthal Rotterdam.
On Saturday 21 December from 12:00 - 17:00 children are welcome in the Markthal to come and make Christmas pieces.
To make these beautiful Christmas pieces you will receive a discount voucher from indoor play paradise Play2be and a small surprise gift. These Christmas pieces will be donated to elderly institutions in Rotterdam to tackle the loneliness problem. With these pieces we hope to be the bright spot against loneliness. Children can also color in coloring pictures as a small gift for the sick children in the Sophia Children's Hospital.
"A helping hand can reach far, but hand in hand we touch many"