Case study: Mrs. F

One of the Hodan’s elders support users told us her experience in using this project:

Since opening our doors in 2006, Hodans’ projects has evolved to meet the needs and demand expressed by the community. In 2009 we launched our Elders’ Support Project, which offers tailored advice and support to elderly members of the community, who are at severe risk of marginalisation, mental and physical illness and isolation from mainstream services. The effect this project has had on our clients’ lives is expressed by Mrs F, aged 70:

“I am now less isolated and as a result of this project made few friends whom I can visit and speak to over the phone when ever I want to. I have now some idea of the services that are available and how I can access them… The fitness activities gave me the opportunity to do exercise for the first time since I came to this country.I experience now better physical health, feeling more active and vigorous, socialising more, having more fun and feeling in a better mood, and being more cheerful and in good spirits.. I feel now that I am part of the community and I want the project to continue and expand”

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