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Service center Ten Elsberge

Preventing loneliness

The service centers in Roeselare have four core tasks: delivery of services, and provide information, education, and recreation.

The service center provides three services to prevent loneliness: “telephone star”, “home visits” and “coffee in your neighborhood”.

  1. Telephone star:  volunteers call people every day.
  2. Home visits: volunteers visit elderly once per month at their home. Both projects are important because a lot people don’t hear or see anyone during the day.

A few times a year, the volunteers and the elderly of the first two services come together for coffee and cake.

  1. Coffee in your neighborhood: a tent is pitched in one of the streets of Roeselare and coffee is served. All the inhabitants of the street are invited. The intention is to bring people together. A manager of the service center, a care coach and a nurse are present in the tent. There are informal chats, but people can also ask their questions and receive information.

Contact
Stijn Dusselier
+32 51 27 27 13

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