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Program: “Supportive Services to visually impaired seniors for Preventing and Addressing health problems due to Covid 19”.

 The TIMA Charitable Foundation is supporting through their kind donation the implementation of the ‘’Supportive Services to visually impaired seniors for Preventing and Addressing health problems due to Covid 19”, by our Social Services Department for the period 2021-2022.  

This targeted and highly topical Program concerns a systematic network of actions and emergency care services for these people, addressing the urgent need for effective response to the serious health and mental health issues, posed by the pandemic.

The ultimate goal is the holistic support of this population and the provision of long-term and multi-useful practices for their daily life and psyche ".  

The TIMA Charitable Foundation has also greatly supported through kind donations the Lighthouse for the Blind of Greece in the past and more specifically:

-Ιn the period 2018-2019 the implementation of the “Health Promotion & active ageing for the blind” Program, by our Social Services Department. This innovative Program had directly addressed the needs of the elderly, regarding at the same time matters of prevention and control of health issues and practical difficulties related to the vision loss, through the provision of targeted services by experts, as well as social isolation, through their engagement with counseling, social and cultural activities. The core of the actions developed was the holistic support of these people and the development of good practices for their daily lives and overall wellbeing.

 

-In 2016 in the following sections;

a. The fulfillment of renovation works in the three audio books recording Studios for the sound insulation, insuring this way the quality of the audio book production, as well as the working conditions of the Lighthouse for the Blind’s personnel-readers.

b. The production of new audio books (88), so as to enrich the enlisted titles of the specific library, covering this way the constant needs for information, entertainment and recreational company of all the beneficiaries of the Lending Library and especially the elderly.

 This grant was of a longlasting and promising character, since it regarded one of the most important departments of our association and assured the unhindered function of it, by helping it being compatible to the demanding needs of the beneficiaries for audio books in quantity and quality aspect.

-In 2014, in the following axes:

a. Τhe purchase of a mechanical press for the production of metal products, b. the provision of raw materials for the production of metal products and c. the provision of materials for the knitting and macramé workshops. The knitting and macramé workshops are highly frequented by elders some of who have recently become blind.