First Transitional Home for Seniors Opens in Cancun
Municipal authorities in Benito Juarez inaugurated the first temporary house for older adults, “Grandes Corazones”, which will offer free temporary housing for vulnerable elders.
CANCÚN – Benito Juárez City Council authorities inaugurated the first temporary house for older adults, “Grandes Corazones”, which will offer free services for people from the elderly population sector in vulnerable situations, in order to safeguard their physical, psychological and emotional well-being.
Municipal President Mara Lezama, accompanied by the General Director of DIF Quintana Roo, María Elba Carranza Aguirre, stressed that elderly people from Benito Juarez who need help, affection and care will be served, so that they have a place to go to feel like family again.
“After 51 years of being founded, Cancun has the first public temporary assistance house, in which elderly people, living on the streets, can have accommodations, receive daily food, clothing, medical care, physical activation and comprehensive care until, through the social and legal workers of the DIF system, we can locate their relatives and, if possible, reintegrate the seniors with them, ” she said.
The new transitional house in Cancun can accommodate 30 older adults
She added that as of the start of operations, six citizens who meet the criteria will be received. So far in 2021, attention has been provided to 369 vulnerable older adults, of which 23 were accommodated via different networks of support.
Mara Lezama indicated that this venue, located in the facilities of the Municipal DIF in Supermanzana 94, was consolidated thanks to different financial and in-kind donations from corporations, foundations, institutions and clubs.
“Thank you for helping us to relight the flame of hope, for turning Benito Juárez into a solidarity and more humane municipality, which always looks out for its neighbor and helps the vulnerable,” she said.
50 socially responsible companies and foundations contributed to the opening of “Grandes Corazones”
The director of the DIF Benito Juárez, Flavio Carlos Rosado, highlighted that an important contribution was made through the “Redondeo” program of the Oxxo stores to raise funds to remodel and adapt the transitional house for older adults, which will be able to receive up to 30 elders and offer multiple services, implemented by a well-trained, multidisciplinary team.
The Municipal DIF System serves the elderly population with health services, legal advice, INAPAM credentialing, connection of volunteer packers, services of the Hope Club and now temporary housing accommodations for those in vulnerable situations.
This administration also carried out the conversion of the temporary assistance house for girls, boys and adolescents to a first class facilities for minors, which now has a chapel, bedrooms, sports fields and large green spaces.
Source: Al Momento