Supporting the Elderly
In this initiative, Build Up Lebanon aims at providing maximum possible assistance to the elderly - age 65 and over - who have extremely low income and very few resources; in addition to empowering the underprivileged and the people with special needs of any age.
The main focus is:
- Improving Quality Of Life, financial and moral
- Wellbeing & Managing Cognitive Decline
- Assisting the elderly’s families in managing the aging process
The elderly deserve to:
- Stay connected to their community
- Receive companionship
- Get the chance to do some useful work to him/her and to the community, if possible
- Get housekeeping and in-house caregiving assistance
- Know about, find, and obtain assisted living or retirement communities
- Get a good nutrition
- Receive medical help with buying and administering medicine
Call to donors
Without the financial means majority of the projects will be crippled, and in vain. With your assistance many elderlies in need will enjoy a better life, and you will ease the aging burden on them; ‘aging’, this amazing unavoidable process that every human will go through.
To make it possible for every donor to enjoy the joy of giving, several programs were created so to fit your budget, and to give you a clear idea what kind of value you are adding to the life of the elderly receiving the assistance, or to the program you select.
Available donation programs
The following programs are yearly ones, and of course you can elect to support a multiple-year program where applicable, or simply donate an amount of money.
Sponsor an elderly
In this program, the sponsorship will cover the needs of one person. The needs are defined per case basis. Below are the current cases in queue, and the amount required for each one:
Elderly In Queue
Yearly Target per person
Medications Assistance: as a part of the aging process, many will require a permanent prescription for chronic illnesses (blood pressure, water retention, heart support, blood sugar..).
The current situation in Lebanon made this need very acute; not only there is no more support from the government, but also the medications cannot be found in the country and frequently people have to manage their way to ship them from abroad, an option very few people can afford.
General Assistance: under this category a general support is provided. It covers assisting the elderly in their day-to-day needs from food, to gas, to a weekly grocery shopping, house cleaning, moderate medications need, house rent, electricity bill..
Food Assistance: provides a weekly delivery of food basics (meat, chicken, cooking oil, olive oil …)
24X7 in-house assistance: this is an urgent need due to a combination of dementia and physical weakness
per item (USD)
A physiotherapy session (donor can select any quantity, depending on budget)
Sponsor a one year house-cleaning
Sponsor winter fuel
One-year internet connection
Some donors may prefer to ship the item themselves due to multiple reasons like availability, competitive pricing, owning the product… Below are the needed items:
- A warm winter dressing gown
- A reading glass
- An entry level mini Ipad
- An entry level cell phone