The Mayan Families Elderly Care Program brings essential food assistance and medical care to over 100 elderly persons in need of additional support. When the program started, many of the elderly persons were malnourished and had unattended medical needs due to the lack of familial support or desire not to burden their families who were also struggling. Since then, we have moved onto a comprehensive elderly care model, where we support nutritional, medical, emotional and psychological needs of each elderly person. We feed over 100 elderly every day in two centers, and have weekly workshops and therapeutic activities to nourish and care for the minds and bodies of every elderly person.
How to help
- Sponsor an elderly person in need for $35/month. This will provide them with a hot, nutritious meal daily, Monday through Friday.
- Donate to our General Elderly Care Fund. These funds ensure that we always have an adequate supply of food, medicine, blankets, adult diapers and funds to support as many elderly people as possible.
You can follow the stories of our Elderly Care Program through our blog.