A French organization has warned of growing loneliness among the elderly. Research released during the week shows that some older people can go for weeks or months without a visit or phone call. There are now 530,000, up from 300,000 in 2017.
According to the organization, more and more elderly people are suffering from “social death”. Little brothers of the poor., Which published its annual report a day earlier. International Day of the Elderly, Scheduled for Friday, October 1st.
There are now 530,000 seniors who have never met their relatives, family, friends or neighbors, almost twice as many as in 2017.
This problem has been initiated specifically due to population change and growing uncertainty. Covid-19 Cholera.
Cowed, low pension.
As a result of health restrictions, the number of elderly people separated from their family and friends has more than doubled in four years (122%): 900,000 in 2017.
One in five of those surveyed is not friendly, or almost no, three times more than four years ago.
With very little PensionOlder people can no longer afford to go to the cinema, restaurant or travel. Most of those who are “socially dead” earn less than ی 1,000 a month.
The report’s recommendations include prioritizing outdoor activities to combat the loss of autonomy and isolation, compiling official statistics on the issue, and experimenting with an alert system to identify “social death” situations.
On Friday, the organization launched an awareness campaign that included a film on isolated AIDS to connect the elderly with the outside world.