Elderly people in Dilbeek who lose their partner will now receive a card and a phone call from volunteers as part of the Comfort Time project.
The new project is an initiative of the municipality of Dilbeek. “We note that the care circle around the elderly becomes smaller as age increases. The death of a partner can lead to further loneliness. Groep Dilbeek wants to get in touch with the surviving relatives by being there for them, listening to their feelings and, where possible, providing an answer to their needs,” said the competent councilor for Seniors David De Freyne (N-VA).
Elderly people in Dilbeek who lose their partner will therefore now receive a comfort card a few weeks after the death. “The card refers to the help we can provide on an administrative level, on a social level and so much more. We also use volunteers who call them to hear how they are doing,” De Freyne continues.
Comfort Time is an extension of a call that has been in place for some time now to 80-year-olds to hear how they spent their birthday.