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Moscow: Spring, hope, friends…

At the Old Friends’ Home, the beginning of the spring was welcomed as a celebration…

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HOPE worldwide – Russia congratulated women who participated in the Old Friends’ Home charitable program at a spring celebration and organized a warm and cheerful program for all pensions and war veterans who gathered together in the Club. The Veterans Council facility was barely able to accommodate all who wanted to come to the celebration that day.

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Many warm, pleasant and even a bit unexpected wishes were offered. Everyone congratulated each other, read poetry and sang favorite songs all together.

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As is our tradition, we congratulated those dear ones who were celebrating their birthdays.

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75 year birthdays were celebrated by Danilova Vera Ivanovna Osipova and Margarita Stepanovna.

Despite their age they are very active in social work in the Veterans Council and in the Invalid’s Society in the Marfno district without receiving any honorarium.

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Danilova Vera Ivanovna (75 years old): „ I was going to die several years ago; being an invalid, I did not feel very well. The bones in my knees were coalescing (growing together), I was in terrible pain, I barely could walk or even move with my stick and I was thinking that I will die like this …

After I started actively participating in the programs at the Old Friends’ Home, I felt needed and I became happier. The different activities are constant here. I can play bingo, watch interesting movies, and drink tea. We continue to develop our level of education thanks to the programs and quizzes that you organize for us – this is very encouraging! I am very grateful that I can participate in this program. There are amazing people here who have become so dear to us.

After a series of operations that finished last year and thanks to a prosthetic, I can walk without pain enjoying a full and happy life!

I am thankful that at my age I have received so much attention and care from you. Thanks to you, we forget about our age; we try to be in good shape and strive to be beautiful and youthful“.

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Osipova Margarita Stepanovna (75 years old): „I have been part of this program for five years already. All that has happened in my life as a result has surprised me. It is very interesting here and I have made many new friends. The girls that I met are so great! Thank you for such celebration for the birthday, for congratulations and for your care!“

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Many thanks to our trustworthy partners — Alexandr Zaborin and the „IKSS“ group of Companies for being involved in the lives of elderly people and for the longstanding financial support of the Old Friends’ Home program!

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If you wish to help the elderly who are in need, but can’t find time or haven’t had the opportunity to participate personally, you can donate here on the website: DONATE

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The amount needed to support one elderly person within the Old Friends’ Home program is 1000 rubles per month.

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You can DONATE any amount that is acceptable for you; the funds will be used for providing special services. Even if you donate a small sum, it plays a big role and enables us to help and care for the needy!