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Unwanted loneliness in older people

The Welfare and Development Association promotes a global project that aims to analyze, raise awareness and prevent unwanted loneliness in older people and the associated risks that it implies.

Unwanted loneliness is a subjective experience that occurs even when the person who suffers it does not live alone, being in most cases invisible from the outside. The figures of unwanted loneliness among older people range between 30% (UCLA scale) and 50% (qualitative evaluation), according to both quantitative and qualitative studies conducted by the entity itself to different territories (from the most rural areas in Catalonia and Andalusia to the most urban in Valencia and Madrid).

Loneliness is the result of important changes (widowhood, loss of friends) that have a direct impact on the health (physical, emotional and mental) and on the social inclusion of older people who suffer from isolation. This makes them more vulnerable to everyday risks and reduces their well-being and quality of life in different dimensions. For example, loneliness is related to dementia, an increased risk of cardiovascular disease or mood disorders (depression, anxiety, phobias), among others.

Unwanted loneliness is a matter of gender and social class that perpetuates discrimination since it is older women with fewer resources who have more intense feelings of emotional loneliness.

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    Do you want to make a generic donation or to another program? Click here.

    Do you know that you can deduct up to 80% of your donation?

    Every year, at the beginning of the rental campaign, we will send you the information regarding your collaboration from the previous year so that you can use it for tax purposes.


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      You are making a donation to the Unwanted Solitude program belonging to ABD.

      Do you want to make a generic donation or to another program? Click here.

      Do you know that you can deduct up to 80% of your donation?

      Every year, at the beginning of the rental campaign, we will send you the information regarding your collaboration from the previous year so that you can use it for tax purposes.

      You can make your contribution by transfer to the following accounts:

      La Caixa:
      ES81-2100-3062-45-2200197149

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      ES72-0182-4370-87-0200546821

      In order to receive your donation certificate, enjoy the tax advantages that they entail and comply with Royal Decree 304/2014, which approves the Regulation of Law 10/2010 on the prevention of money laundering and financing of terrorism, you must send us an email with your details and contribution to aportaciones@abd-ong.org.

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