Give The Gift Of Dignity This Christmas
Christmas is a time for giving. Age Action are urging you to consider giving the gift of dignity to an older person, to enable them live with greater independence in 2014.
Eileen (83) is a widow. She lives alone in north Dublin. Her husband died 10 years ago and her only daughter lives in Sydney. Two years ago Eileen had a stroke. She now depends on an electric wheelchair to move outside her home.
Age Actions’s Care and Repair team maintains her garden, where she gets great joy, sitting outside most days. Our volunteers will put up her Christmas decorations and then take them down in the New Year. A tutor from our Getting Started programme has taught Eileen to use a computer. She now chats with her daughter several times a week using Skype. But Eileen needs more than computer skills and our DIY service to remain living independently. Our advocacy team are working hard to protect her pension, the number of hours she gets from her home help and her wheelchair accessible public transport from being cut. There are many older people in similar circumstances to Eileen. With Age Action’s help, they are living with dignity and independence in their own homes.
Age Action needs your support to continue with, and expand, our work in 2014 to help older people, like Eileen. We have launched our Christmas homebox campaign to raise urgently needed funds.
Please support out Christmas campaign by ordering a homebox and filling with coins with family and friends over the Christmas period. We are asking our supporters to return the boxes by December 31st. Alternatively, you can donate to our Christmas campaign by clicking here
To order a homebox please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and address or call the fundraising team on 01 4756989 and we will post you out the box.