Riccardi Andrea: on the web

Riccardi Andrea: on social networks

Riccardi Andrea: press review

change language
you are in: home - news contacting usnewsletterlink

Support the Community

August 25 2011 | ROME, ITALY

Rome - From Sant'Egidio an appeal to support the elderly in these days' heat emergency by donating air conditioners

printable version

In Rome summer came at the end of August: after a long cool summer, the temperature has started from August 20 to rise. We are on high alert on the sixth day of the heat and the health of those most vulnerable is put to the test. Among them, elderly people aging over 75 are facing the difficulties of everyday life, often already heavy with shops closed and essential services to a minimum.

These days, the Community of Sant'Egidio, has intensified its monitoring activities on the population over 75, Old Town and the suburbs of Rome through phone calls and home visits designed to check the health of the elderly and to offer practical help in difficult situations: grocery shopping, help with administrative formalities, company, looking for an air conditioner.

Reducing the temperature of the house of an elderly person a few degrees can save their life and a small gesture of generosity can change the quality of a person's life.

The Community of Sant'Egidio appeals to the generosity of all to collect portable air conditioning systems, in good condition, to be offered to seniors who need them.

For more information and to respond to the appeal:

"Long live the Elderly!"

Tel 39.06.899.22.22 from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

[email protected]

Piazza S. Egidio 3 / a - 00153 Roma - Tel 39.06585661 - Fax 39.065883625
Email www.santegidio.org - [email protected]


In depth: the programme "Long live the elderly!"

December 7 2016

In London there is a table ready for the poor: it's called ''Our Cup of Tea''. The video by BBC

IT | EN | DE | FR
July 5 2016

The 'thrown away' elders of Mozambique on a pilgrimage, from loneliness to the mercy of the Jubilee

IT | EN | ES | DE | FR | PT | CA | HU
June 27 2016

In Pemba, a people of the poor and sick goes through the Holy Door with the Community of Sant'Egidio

IT | EN | ES | DE | FR | PT
June 20 2016

Prague: Elderly people finally out of nursing homes for the Jubilee of Mercy with Sant'Egidio

IT | EN | ES | DE | FR | HU
May 18 2016

Africa: Jubilee of Mercy with the elderly in Ivory Coast

IT | EN | ES | DE | FR | CA | RU
April 23 2016

Sant'Egidio opens the House of Mercy for the elderly in Blantyre

IT | EN | ES | DE | FR | PT | CA
all news
December 7 2016
Il Secolo XIX

Spettro povertà, l'aiuto riparta dalle periferie

December 5 2016
Corriere della Sera

La chiave sotto una campana di vetro. Misteriose opere di artisti disabili

December 1 2016
Il Piccolo

«Chi chiede l'elemosina è vittima di pregiudizi»

November 22 2016
Giornale di Sicilia

«In difficoltà soprattutto gli anziani che per anni hanno aiutato figli e nipoti»

November 6 2016
Würzburger katholisches Sonntagsblatt

Von Gott berührt

October 31 2016
La Nazione

Giubileo degli anziani e festa di Sant'Abramo in Santissima Annunziata a Firenze

all press releases
November 17 2016 | ROME, ITALY

Caregiver: consegna dei diplomi del corso promosso da ASL Roma1 e Sant'Egidio

All meetings of prayer for peace

La Comunità di Sant'Egidio e i poveri in Liguria - report 2015

Sintesi, Rapporti, Numeri e dati sulle persone senza dimora a Roma nel 2015

Le persone senza dimora a Roma

La povertà in Italia

Alcune storie raccolte al telefono della Comunità di Sant’Egidio - 2014

Gli aiuti umanitari in Siria e Libano

all documents

La fuerza de los años

Ediciones Sígueme
all books

Per Natale, regala il Natale! Aiutaci a preparare un vero pranzo in famiglia per i nostri amici più poveri