The Mayan Families Elderly Care Program brings essential food assistance and medical care to abandoned and neglected elderly persons. When the program started, most of the elderly were malnourished, anemic, suffered from undiagnosed diabetes, or were simply starving due to abandonment or neglect. This was an emergency care situation in which the survival of dozens of people was at stake.
Since then, we have moved onto a new, more therapeutic and durable approach: comprehensive elderly care. We continue to feed over 100 elderly every day in two centers, and have weekly workshops and theraputic activities to nourish and care for the minds and bodies of every elderly person.
How to help
- Sponsor an elderly person in need for $35/month. This will provide them with a hot, nutritious meal daily, Monday through Friday.
- Donate to our General Elderly Care Fund. These funds ensure that we always have an adequate supply of food, medicine, blankets, adult diapers and funds to support as many elderly people as possible.
You can follow the stories of our Elderly Care Program through our blog.
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