Using the “2gether” app, this recent initiative is one of several ways employees in Israel are bringing comfort and support to the elderly during lockdown as a result of COVID-19.
Hadas Dolev, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, Israel, Micro Focus, said: “Hosting a headphone party is one of the ways we have been helping to alleviate loneliness amongst the elderly during lockdown – while also bringing some delight to them, too. With the help of the 2gether app, our employee volunteers and the elderly spent time together, virtually, listening to music of their choice.”
Employee volunteer Noya Yogev, Talent Acquisition Consultant, Micro Focus, said: “I had the pleasure of taking part in this program which allowed me to take 30 minutes to enjoy listening to music with someone I had never met. I didn't know who I would meet, but I thought to myself that if they like music then we will get along!”