In Romania there are over 200,000 senior citizens with low pensions who are not helped by their families. Perhaps they no longer have a family, perhaps their children and grandchildren have forgotten them. 200,000 single grandparents.
The "For Lonely Grandparents" campaign started out of the belief that each of us has an elderly person in our family to whom we are grateful for the role they have played in our lives and that we could, together, direct our gratitude towards the lonely elderly in Timisoara by paying for some care services for them.

♡ 200 hours generously offered
♡ by 37 wonderful people
♡ to support 7 lonely elderly people

Campaign for lonely grandparents

Our childhood would not have the same charm without grandparents. They are the ones who comforted us when we were upset. They pulled our sleighs on the mornings of the first snow. They read us wonderful stories and patiently taught us later to read them to ourselves. They enjoyed the gaiety with which we smooched their cheeks, hair or moustaches. And we were happy, charmed, relieved, happy, amazed, delighted. These feelings have stayed with us today as a result of their care for us, for which we are grateful.

Our grandparents are or were taken care of. But in Romania there are 200,000 senior citizens with low pensions who are not helped by their families. Perhaps they no longer have a family, perhaps their children and grandchildren have forgotten them. 200,000 lonely grandparents. We know them. There are the neighbours on two who walk slowly down the stairs with their canes and walk even more slowly up them. There is the lady across the street we see going to the market with her shopping cart. It is the gentleman who once asked us to help him carry a sack of potatoes. It's the lady who walks in the same park next to the block every day in good weather.

How about making that number smaller by giving away more of the good received to a few of these lonely grandparents?

What is the ”Campaign for Lonely Grandparents”?

The "For Lonely Grandparents" campaign started out of the belief that each of us has an elderly person in our family to whom we are grateful for the role they have played in our lives and that we could, together, direct our gratitude towards the lonely elderly in Timisoara by paying for some care services for them. For some of us more fortunate, 30 lei means a coffee outing. For lonely senior citizens, 30 lei is an hour when they have someone to talk to, someone to open the door for them, someone to help them.

We need your generosity. Pay for an hour or more of care for the elderly in Timisoara, and we will keep your money safe and direct it to grandparents who will receive care from people you trust.

We also need your kindness and please let us know if there are any lonely elderly people in your neighbourhood. We will also work with organisations, institutions and churches in Timisoara who know of such people, with low pensions and no help from family or relatives, to put us in touch with them.

How long does the campaign last?

The ”Campaign for Lonely Grandparents” lasts as long as you or other generous people choose to get involved. Our effort, The Care Hub, is ongoing, with no deadline. As long as you buy an hour of care, we will give it away to lonely grandparents.

How can you get involved in the campaign?

Pay for an hour or more of care for lonely grandparents in Timisoara.
Tell us how many hours of care you would like to provide, along with your details (name, phone and email) and you will be able to pay online, simply and quickly.

Recommend single grandparents you know in Timisoara.
Send us your details (phone number and email) as well as those of the person who needs help (their situation, the needs you think they have, etc.) and we will contact you for a good understanding of the services needed so we can schedule visits.

Tell your friends and acquaintances about the "Campaign For Lonely Grandparents".
Ask them to go to thecarehub.ro/en/campaign-for-grandparents/ to find out more.
Follow the campaign posts on our facebook page www.facebook.com/thecarehub.ro.
1) Tell us how many hours you want to pay on www.thecarehub.ro/platesc;
2) Pay online, secure and fast (payments are secure and processed by mobilPay);
3) You will receive the proforma invoice already paid and the payment confirmation by email;
If you know single grandparents in Timisoara, send us the details.
Fill in your details (name, phone number and email) as well as those of the person who needs help (their situation, needs you know or think they have, etc.).
We will contact you to understand the services that would be needed, then we will contact your referral for agreement to connect them with one of our partners and schedule visits as soon as other generous people will pay for hours of care.
The ”Campaign for Lonely Grandparents” aims to support elderly people with low pensions who are not supported by their families.
We count on the honesty of each of you when you tell us about these people, and we also rely on the integrity of the institutions, organisations and churches that report such cases to us.

The principles on which we decide who we help are as follows:

1) We will address requests for help in the order we receive them. We know and are sorry if sometimes urgent requests will have to wait. We will endeavour to address them as quickly as we can;
2) We want to help as many single grandparents as possible. However, we are sorry if we cannot help the same person every day. Our aim is to be there for other people every day. Where possible, we will care for the same person several times, with the same love, but please note that we will prioritise requests for new people;
3) We will address requests to the extent that we have paid hours for Lonely Grandparents to pass on. We know and are sorry if we sometimes wait until someone pays for these hours...
We, The Care Hub, broker home care services that we will also offer to single grandparents:
- Company for seniors. We make sure that elderly grandparents are safe and get the attention they need to enjoy an overall wellbeing;
- Easy cleaning and housekeeping for the elderly. We make sure the person lives in a healthy and cared for environment;
- Meal prep for the elderly. We provide support with meal serving according to the needs of the elderly person;
- Shopping, errands and payments for the elderly. We take care of recurring worries so the elderly person can rest easy;
- City companions for the elderly. We support the elderly person's efforts to travel outside their home as needed;
- Personal hygiene for the elderly. We help the elderly person keep their appearance clean and spruced up;
You will find more details about what we do and our collaborators here.
    After each visit, paid for from the amount you have transferred, we will email you details of the person who has benefited from your generosity and the services they needed. You will also receive an invoice for the service you have paid for.

Read here details from interviews with two of the campaign beneficiaries, Mrs. Rodica S. and Mrs. Maria C.
    If, for any reason, we do not use the amount transferred by you, we will refund it to the account from which you made the transfer and notify you of this.
    The Care Hub brokers reliable, safe and timely home care services. We want to improve the quality of life, especially for older people because we strongly believe in genuine care and the right of every person to a dignified life in the safety of the home they call home.

    The Care Hub was established in April 2017 and has been brokering home care services in Timisoara since January 2019. We work with recently retired people or people who want to use their free time to care for other people.

Now you can find us in Bucharest, Cluj, Oradea and Timisoara



We offer elderly care services at home in Timisoara, Bucharest, Oradea and Cluj!

If you are busy or live far away, we will support your parents and grandparents as you would!