Psychological first aid and advice for the elderly
Soite has opened a helpline for psychological first aid. You can call the helpline if you are psychologically worried about the coronavirus situation and experience psychological symptoms such as anxiety because of the situation.
The helpline for psychological first aid: 06 828 7288
Open during weekdays Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Advice for the elderly on the coronavirus situation
On the same number, advice is offered the elderly. Persons who are over 70 years old can call the number if they have questions about the coronavirus situation. The helpline for advice for the elderly answers practical questions about the coronavirus situation such as “Where can I order delivery of groceries” or “How can I get my medicine from the pharmacy”.
Advice for the elderly: 06 828 7288
Please do not call this number if you suspect a coronavirus infection or need advice on treatment — Soite’s coronavirus helpline helps you with these questions, phone 06 828 7499. Calls are taken on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on weekends from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Instructions for the elderly
The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health and The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) have updated the coronavirus instructions for persons over the age of 70 on the 19th of May 2020. Soite encourages the senior citizens in the area and their friends and relatives to read the instructions and to act correspondingly.
Links to THL’s instructions:
”Ikääntyneen on syytä välttää koronavirustartuntaa – hyvinvointiin ja toimintakykyyn kannattaa kiinnittää huomiota” (It is recommended that the senior citizens try to avoid a coronavirus infection — it is also recommended that they take care of their wellbeing and functional capacity)
”Ikääntyneet – ohjeita yli 70-vuotiaille” (Senior citizens — instructions for persons over the age of 70)