On April 3rd, the day before Easter, our club members were invited to one of The Hague elderly houses. Sammersbrug has a department for patients with dementia. Our members were happy to help and brighten up the day of the residents with cheerful drawings on …
On 30th of March, as part of Rotary Kijkduin’s march for Climate program, Rotaract Scheveningen and friends participated in a discussion with Youth For Climate; to discuss what can be done, what has been done and where we go from here. It is important to …
On March 13, 2021, the Rotaract Club Scheveningen started a community project. This project includes painting window frames and parts of a house for a lady who has asked for our help. This house, which the lady recently received through the social support, needed a bit of a renovation.
That’s when our club offered help and we will be busy with this project all throughout March! In compliance with the Covid measures, 2 people from the club are assigned to assist each time. It is worth mentioning that this project started during World Rotaract Week.
We hope that Rotaracters continue to implement social projects around the globe to make our world a better place. Rotaract Club Scheveningen will certainly continue to do so.
Do you know, around 2.2 billion people in the world are living without access to safe drinking water? Or that 207 million people spend over 30 minutes per round trip to collect water from an improved source? Water is a precious resource! This requires the …
What is Blue Monday?
Blue Monday falls around the third Monday of January (18th January in 2021) and is often referred to as “the most depressing day of the year”. But why? Mental health experts have a number of theories about that. The most likely scenario is the culmination of factors such as weather changes, holiday debt recovery, a new year of resolutions and just the very suggestion that the day exists.
While the legitimacy of the day is often disputed by experts, the mental health effects of the winter months are very real and can lead towards serious health concerns such as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), anxiety and depression.
Blue Monday during COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting lockdown may be having a significant effect on people with depression and anxiety, which means we should pay even closer attention to people around us. Either you struggle yourself during this difficult period of time or you want to help a friend or a family member, there’s a number of things you can do to ease the situation.
We have gathered a few valuable sources of information that might help you to tackle this difficult task.
Top tips for your mental health during Coronavirus:
- Have a routine. Keep up with daily routines as far as possible, or make new ones.
- Social contact is important. If your movements are restricted, keep in regular contact with people close to you by telephone and online channels.
- Avoid alcohol and other drugs, binge eating and impulse shopping — any coping mechanisms that are ultimately harmful.
Top tips on caring for someone with depression during the COVID-19:
- Talk and be open. Remind people that it is always all right to ask for help from friends, family, and professionals.
- Be ready to take action. Offer to help people get the nutritional food that they need or suggest doing online workouts together.
- Listen and advise despite the objections you may face.
For more detailed information, please check links below:
Over the weekend, our club Rotaract Scheveningen helped the Kessler Stiching in baking cakes, pies and cookies for their clients. The goal was to bring smiles and an early Christmas celebration to around 1000 clients of the Kessler Stiching in which our club members helped …
We made it!! This morning, our club Rotaract Scheveningen delivered 10 breakfasts all around the Hague in support of the Rotary Honduras Hurricane Relief! Through our ‘Solidarity Breakfast’ initiative, we collected funds for families affected by hurricanes Eta and Iota in Honduras. In collaboration with …
Our club Rotaract Scheveningen is collecting funds for the Rotary Honduras Hurricane Relief!
Why should I care?
Major portions of mainland Honduras have been devastated by Hurricanes Eta and Iota.
The local Rotary club of Roatan (A Honduran island) is collecting food bags for people affected from the hurricanes in Honduras. Each food bag costs 15$ and one bag is enough to provide food for one family for an entire week! The goal of our club is to collect enough funds to provide at least 25 food bags. This way, we will be able to provide support for affected families in these extra challenging times for Honduras!
How can I help?
The answer is simple – register for the Christmas breakfast organized by Rotaract Scheveningen!
Sunday, 13th of December! We will be delivering breakfasts in the Hague from 8.00 am until 11.30 am. Straight to your doorstep with keeping the required distance, of course!
What’s the menu?
Brownie or Oliebollen with Nutella, 5 Mini pancakes, Yogurt and Granola, Toast (ham and cheese or avocado and cheese), fruit salad and juice (orange or pineapple).
Sounds yummy! How can I participate?
You can sign up by filling in the Google form: https://forms.gle/CjaG5GSqZnXkWpjs7. We accept registrations until 9th of December so don’t procrastinate!
The price of one menu is 15€. You can order 4 menus for just 50€!
Have a great start of the day while helping families affected by a natural disaster!
On the 7th of November, members of our club helped in organizing and conducting sports activities for children. This involved helping out in the planned games and interacting with the children, who were under the age of 13 and came from and around the area …