Activities that Dispel Loneliness through Connection to Computers
The Third Age
The lack of support systems and social circles, among both Holocaust survivors who receive supplemental income allowances and other survivors, some of these elderly contend with this challenge even in routine times. However, now the social distancing from family and from frameworks in the community, as well as the closure, flooded many with feelings of severe loneliness.
As a result, the Rishon LeZion Municipality, through about 13,000 volunteers, initiated telephone calls to help alleviate loneliness. Similarly, we are assisting seniors in connecting to computers in their homes and accessing content on a range of subjects, to help them pass this period more enjoyably, and to keep in contact with what is happening outside their homes.