The organisers of the annual “Letter to Santa” initiative estimate that they will receive 1,800 letters this year from those under the care of Social Welfare Homes in and around Łόdź.
Since launching at the beginning of April, the campaign which collects and features the profiles of businesses whose older owners have often been running them for decades, has already amassed a following of 7,000 on Facebook and 34,000 on Instagram alone.
Around 30 percent fewer of elderly Covid-19 patients are arriving in Poland's hospitals, the health ministry spokesman said on Friday, attributing the drop to the effect of vaccinations.
The city’s successful volunteer scheme to help older people affected by the pandemic has now been featured by the World Health Organization as a case study and future model of civic action for other world cities to follow.
The submitted works, inspired by similar initiatives that take place during the COVID-19 lockdown, were assessed by a specially selected competition commission comprised of the organizers as well as a panel of independent judges.
A foundation is helping Poles living in Ukraine get through the COVID-19 crisis.
The funds will go to help people, especially the elderly, who are struggling to make ends meet because of the lockdown.
As countries around the world prepare their health services to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, the report by NimbleFins shows Poland has 60.52 beds for every 1,000 people aged over 70, the highest number in Europe.