This Christmas, GNR visited greater than 3,100 aged individuals who reside alone and spent Christmas alone, in a marketing campaign that aimed to cut back their social isolation at a time of pandemic, it was introduced right now.
“Conscious that the isolation is larger this yr, because of the suggestions of the well being authorities, and realizing that about 3,149 aged individuals would spend Christmas alone, GNR sought to be current, particularly on December 24, with these whose isolation it’s larger in the previous couple of weeks and particularly on the evening of Christmas, the date on which households historically collect ”, the GNR assertion mentioned.
The marketing campaign, promoted by the Prison Prevention and Group Policing Sections, ran from 18 till Thursday and lined 3,149 seniors.
The Guard remembers that, in response to Operation Senior Censuses 2020, greater than 42,000 aged individuals residing alone and / or remoted had been recognized, a inhabitants weak to crimes of fraud.
The variety of aged individuals who spent Christmas alone is extra concentrated within the districts of Viseu, Vila Actual, Leiria and Viana do Castelo.