Support for older persons in rural communities

During the autumn of 2023, Philanthropy, Charitable Foundation of the Serbian Orthodox Church, organised a series of activities and provided medical and social welfare services for older persons living in rural communities in Ruma, Kragujevac and Kraljevo. The older population living in rural communities does not have the opportunity to spend quality time, which is essential for preservation of their physical and mental health. In addition, social and health care services are highly limited in rural communities. Bearing in mind the needs of older persons living in rural areas, Philanthropy organises various creative and occupational activities, as well as assures quick and easy access to medical doctors. All of these initiatives are part of the project „ASSIST – Action to Strengthen Solidarity in Serbia and Moldova in Times of COVID 19 to Protect Older People’s Health and Wellbeing“ supported by the Federal Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection of the Republic of Austria and the organisation Brot für die Welt.