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By Swati Ahuja Subscribe to RSS | May 11th 2012 | Views:
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It may come as a surprise or not. But when the elderly fall ill, someone will have to take care of them. Children are involved with their own routine and have alot to deal with. If the elderly person has no family, then they will be what is known as homeless elderly. There are many foundations that help elderly people across the world. Most localties have places where the elderly can get the help they need or there are places online that offer assistance. They are able to offer the assistance by the use of online donations.

We all know about the difficulties that many seniors face at this stage of their life. They have difficulties such as rejection, homelessness, going without food and other essential things to live and lonliness. The rejection is something that nobody wants to acknowledge, but there are many people who would love the opportunity to help. People should know about the importance of this problemand Act for a better society. Anyone can do their part in fighting for the elderly by being an advocate or simply by making a donation. Corporate donations also play a huge role in financing many programs to aid the poor and elderly.

The time in which these entities are in most need of donations for old people is mainly in the winter.Donations are usually abundant during this time, but many people are in need as well so it offsets and causes funds and programs to be depleted. In addition to the daily concern with the maintenance of the programs and the people involved, they now have a huge task of ensuring that everyone has a heated place to stay and that people are not left to fend for themselves in sub zero weather. They have a huge need for winter related items such as clothes, shoes and blankets. According to doctors, the elderly should be kept warm to avoid respiratory diseases and viruses like colds and flu. They are much more susceptible to illnesses than younger people are. In winter they require more attention, both in food, clothing andother things.

Awareness of this problem is a huge problem. Some people know that the problem exists, but many are completely oblivious to what goes on with the elderly and other homeless people. More shelters need to be built as well as soup kitchens. In addition, people should be proactive in making sure that the people know that the help is there for them if they need it. Many elderly people have a great deal of pride and will not seek out the help on their own. Others do not even know that help is available and believe that they will be left to their own devices.

People take advantage of the elderly at times. It is important that friends, neighbors and relatives check on the elderly frequently to make sure that their needs are being met. It is said that it takes a village to bring up the children of our society and the same rings true with the elderly. Everyone should be vigilent on their behalf.

Swati Ahuja - About Author:
Swati Ahuja loves to writes about helpage india donations and noble cause . For more information regarding donations for old people visit us at supportagran.org

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