Gubbe-kummi
17.12.2021

We are now cooperating with Gubbe, and donating time and joy to one lonely elderly.

The retirement years should be the happiest time of your life. Unfortunately, this is not the case for several people. In Finland, a big part of the elderly population suffers from loneliness and depression. Every other day, one of them commits suicide.

We decided that it’s time to do something about this. That’s why we are now cooperating with Gubbe, and donating time and joy to one lonely elderly. At the same time, we’re enabling a meaningful part-time job for a young person.

What this means concretely:

  • Gubbe will find one or many lonely and indigent elderly, those who are in need of help the most, through the public home-care system.
  • Gubbe finds a young, trusted friend for each elderly. The young people get thorough introduction to the job, as well as continuous support for their work. The young Gubbes get paid for the visits.
  • The elderly get weekly visits from their own, trusted Gubbes for a year. The young help in everyday tasks, support with going outside or are just there as a happy companion - anything that the elderly need most during that specific time.

More information

www.gubbekummi.fi (in Finnish)