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Report from Georgi Opreanu, Director of Elderly Care

Looking back to 2015 ....

The first month of the year has passed and I realise how fast our life is moving. The question is, how to make this life count? I have learnt that everything that we do for others will come back to us. Too often we are very concerned to build a good life for our self and whilst that is not wrong, we should not forget about the people around us, those that are in need, because for some we will be their only family and friends. In this way our life will count…for others, not just for us .

At "Doris "Elderly Centre in Salonta last year we served a total of 36 people and 14 of them we consider social cases. We consider them like that because they do not have family or the family is not caring or having any interest in them, or some have a family but they are not able to afford to pay the cost of the services they receive. Unfortunately we lost 9 elderly in 2015, but even if it was hard for us to say good bye to some dear ones that were with us in Cihei first and then in Salonta, we are thankful to God that we could care for them for the time they were with us.

Most of the people that are cared in this centre are able to do day by day activities, but they will need care assistants. That’s the reason we have on staff, 7 carers and 1 nurse and 1 nursing assistant. We also have 2 cooks, a cleaner and a full time social worker that will help them all with many social problems and we have a part time physiotherapist. The biggest challenge I have for the year ahead is to get the accreditation for our service. We have had to wait to process this important procedure but now the court trial with the neighbour is finish, we can and must proceed quickly. Please pray with us for this process to be successful.

In Oradea at ECO, we finished our first full year of operating and we are blessed to know we could serve from opening to the end of last year - 96 elderly from which 24 were social cases.

When we opened the centre, in addition to carers on each shift we employed nurses too, because we wanted to be able to serve medical cases for which there is great need. This last year we had a lot of medical cases including some even at terminal phase and that is the reason way we lost 35 elderly. In many cases we are providing ‘hospice care’ for people to die with dignity and helping their families cope with the challenge.

This was our biggest challenge, to cope with the emotions of losing people that we care for. It is not easy, but all the time we are sure that we did the best we could to give them proper care in their last days. Currently in Oradea we have employed 9 carers, 4 nurses, a doctor, 2 cooks and a helper, a cleaner, a part time maintenance man and a full time social worker. One of our biggest achievements last year was to get the full accreditation for five years. It wasn’t easy, but God sees our hearts and blesses us according to His grace.

For me personally, the certificate that we got at the end of the inspection was important, but the fact that one day a lady called me to say she will want to bring her mother in the centre because she got the best reference about us from one of the inspectors, was reassuring me that we are doing a fine job! Please pray for us as a team, to work all for serving the people that need us in such a way that God will be pleased with our service.

If you read any of my reports from last year you can find how involved we are in our resident’s life as we try to create an environment as close to home as possible, but we encourage you to visit us in 2016 and in this way we can bless them even more.

Our desire is that God will help us another year to serve Him, serving the ones that need us and together with you, to bring a smile on their aging faces.

Thank you to all the visitors that came in 2015 and made our residents life more beautiful. May God’s blessings be upon you and your families throughout this year.

With sincere appreciation,



Georgi Opreanu
eputy Director
of Smiles Romania


Elderly Centre Oradea (ECO)
Joint Facility of Love, Salonta;
Doris Elderly Care Centre

 Prayer points:

  • For God to prepare the new residents that will came in the centres and experience the love of God through the care we provide;
  • For the new residents to adapt in the centres;
  • For the future accreditation for "Doris Centre", Salonta.
  • For God's protection upon all of Smiles staff and beneficiaries;
  • For sponsors for the social cases that we care for
  • For staff to be kind to those in need;
  • For all Smiles staff to be a testimony of God’s love so others will get to know HIM.

Please pray for us because when you pray God hears more than what you say, answers more that we ask, gives more than we can imagine in His own time and in His own way.


Wish list – urgent need for:

  • Pampers – just size M and L (Pamper pantyhose)

  • Wipes

  • Gloves

  • Toilet rolls

  • Kitchen rolls

  • Powder detergent

  • Cleaning supplies

  • Dressing, bandages (in date)



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