We returned to Abuelitos for an additional look at the kitchen. Cooking for 120 people or more, every day, is no easy task
and the kitchen has a broken stove and a mixture of small pots and industrial pots
which make life difficult for the cook and kitchen helpers. After discussing things with Josina, Abrazos will help with the purchase of 2 industrial pots ,a food processor as well as a new stove.
Another issue is the health of the Abuelitos and although there is a doctor coming 2x/week, many other issues remain unsolved. Mariana was pushed in the street a few months ago by what she called “an ugly thug”; she broke her wrist and hit her head and shoulder. Her wrist is still very painful, the whole arm is weak and her balance is very poor. She was happy to receive some help
and loves having “machines” on her wrist, was asking if she could have it on for an hour! She must have thought me crazy to ask her to stand on one leg but eventually humoured me – because I am “very tall” and if I can stand on one leg, so can she!
A few other residents could use help, but it takes some time to identify them as they do not come to the center on a daily basis. Hopefully, word will spread and they will tell us how we can help…or not.