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Week against Loneliness


Sounding of gong for Week against Loneliness

The National Foundation for the Elderly and partner Sligro (ticker symbol: SLIGR) open trading in the Week against Loneliness.

More than a million elderly people in the Netherlands are lonely. Out of them, 200,000 are extremely lonely. Of the elderly who live in a care home, around 10,000 are never visited. One in five residents of a nursing home go outside less than once a month. Some elderly even less than once a year for lack of family, friends and volunteers.

The National Foundation for the Elderly hopes to raise awareness on the issue with various initiatives, including a knitting campaign, bleachers for the elderly during a football match of FC Utrecht, the BoodschappenPlusBus and the National Day for the Elderly on 2 October.

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