Riccardi Andrea: on the web

Riccardi Andrea: on social networks

change language
you are in: home - friendsh...the poor - the aged - home help - assistance at home contacting usnewsletterlink

Donation Topbar


Assistance at home

printable version


Wurzburg - Germania

From the beginning, love for the elderly has represented the choice of loving the poor. The poverty of the elderly is caused not only by limited economic resources: as they become older and sick and face the lost of self-sufficiency, the elderly experiment the precarious state of their personal resources. To this difficult situation one should also add additional poverty caused by the isolation and abandonment often suffered by the elderly. In order to confront the “destiny” of hospitalisation for many elderly, the Community started its service of assistance at home. 

Friendship, direct contact, personal involvement with the elderly, can appear to be inadequate means to confront problems that would seem to require a much more complex and structural response. Nevertheless, in these years, friendship and close relations with the elderly have radically contrasted the spiral of alienation and have broken the isolation of many elderly.

The Aged

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
April 19 2016

Finding love in an unexpected place: the life of Mae and her friendship with Sant'Egidio

all news
October 17 2016
Il Mattino di Padova

Quella "cultura dello scarto" simbolo della nostra crisi

October 14 2016
Il Mattino di Padova

Sant'Egidio. Giubileo degli anziani al Santo

September 3 2016
La Repubblica - Ed. Genova

In campo anche i liceali volontari a Sant'Egidio

August 4 2016
Corriere di Novara

Emergenza caldo: oltre 3.000 anziani monitorati dalla Comunità di Sant'Egidio

July 19 2016
Il Mattino di Padova

Gli anziani possono morire di solitudine

July 17 2016

Nei Quartieri Spagnoli da nipoti con gli anziani

all press releases
October 29 2016 | FLORENCE, ITALY

Festa di Sant'Abramo insieme con gli anziani

October 17 2016 | PADUA, ITALY

Giubileo degli anziani e dei malati con la Comunità di Sant'Egidio

All meetings of prayer for peace

Intervento di Irma, anziana romana, durante la visita di papa Francesco a Sant'Egidio

Programma della Campagna della Cortesia verso gli anziani "Vive les Ainés"

Programma "W gli anziani": attività con gli anziani a Roma nel luglio e agosto 2013

Scheda sintetica del programma "W gli anziani"

Giovani e anziani per un estate di solidarietà 2013

all documents

La fuerza de los años

Ediciones Sígueme
all books


498 visits

490 visits

487 visits

515 visits

576 visits
all the related media