Caruna participates in elderly service company Gubbe's Happy Old Age sponsor activities. The aim of the sponsor activities is to help elderly people suffering from loneliness and to provide meaningful work for young people.
Elderly people get weekly help and company, and at the same time, Gubbe provides meaningful part-time work for young people for a year. Gubbe operates all over Finland in close cooperation with municipal home care.
- It is great to be involved in supporting this important project, because loneliness is a reality for many old people. A company sponsorship brings a lonely elderly person his or her own personal friend, who brings joy and help two hours a week for a year, says Anne Pirilä, Head of Communications and Public Affairs at Caruna.
- At the moment, we already have 23 sponsored people and we hope that as many as possible joins us in doing good easily. Gubbe is a new kind of a non-health care service for elderly people that keeps an elderly person active, helps with the daily tasks and at the same time, brings security for the whole extended family. In addition, we create meaningful work for young people, says Gubbe's CEO and founder, Sandra Lounamaa.
Further information: https://www.onnellinen-vanhuus.fi/ (In Finnish)