The World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly will be celebrated annually on the fourth Sunday of July.
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Care facilities connect residents with loved ones and offer cheer during season marked by pandemic restrictions.
This kind of almshouse, coming from the Flemish tradition and based on deeply Catholic roots, could be a model for many Western countries that are faced with a deepening crisis in their nursing-home systems.
Pope Francis suggested that young people can use the “inventiveness of love” to “send a hug” to an elderly person in their community by making a phone or video call, sending a card, or making a visit when safety measures allow.
Christian Chenay, France’s oldest doctor, is still providing medical assistance to a local community of missionaries, whom he has served as a doctor for 50-plus years.
Despite social distancing, many elders have a good perspective of the situation, relying on faith, family and friends.
The case began in 2011 when religious groups, including the Little Sisters, objected to the Obama administration’s contraceptive mandate
The dicastery warned that loneliness is an added threat to the elderly; and said that loneliness could be the “previous pathology” which weakens an older person and makes the virus “more lethal” for him or her.
Despite several deaths at the residences they operate in the U.S. and around the world, the sisters continue to live out their vow of hospitality to the elderly poor.