The Mayan Families Elderly Care Program brings essential food assistance to the elderly persons in need of additional support in the small community of Patanatic just north of Panajachel. 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 50 elderly people, and work closely with the community leaders of Patanatic to provide social activities to the elderly to make sure that the seniors emotional wellbeing is being cared for.
How to help
- 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.
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