"Our workers call these people throughout the day and in addition to carrying out the readings, they talk to them, ask them what they need, and from this we also gather first-hand information to help them and act as appropriate," she says.
the councilor Toņi Navarro The Puerto Lumbreras Library Network together with the Department of the Elderly carry out the "Accompanying Readings" initiative.
An activity for people over 65 who live alone, and who over the phone listen to readings and poetry by Lumbreran writers.
"The objective is to keep them company in these difficult times, and although it has been launched during the state of alarm, we want to continue to do so even in person when this state ends, always following the deadlines, instructions and security measures set by the health authorities, "says the councilor responsible for Libraries and Seniors; Toņi Navarro.
In this way, reading is also encouraged among this group,in an activity that adds to the programming that the municipal Library Network has been developing throughout these days of confinement, dedicated to both children and adults, and now also extended to the elderly. "Our workers call these people throughout the day and in addition to carrying out these readings, they talk to them, ask them how they are, what they need, and in this way, in addition to keeping them company, we gather first-hand information to help them and act in whatever is appropriate.
In many cases they meet older people with great vitality and optimism despite the circumstances, and they are very grateful for this initiative, "adds Toņi Navarro. In the event that a citizen knows an elderly person who lives alone, they can contact them through the Facebook pages of the Puerto Lumbreras City Council and the mayor; María Ángeles Tunisia, or by phone 968402925, to send you this initiative.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Puerto Lumbreras