FAR has always given great support to the elderly. Since 2001, FAR has managed the Vanadzor Old Age Home (VOAH), which is sponsored by the Kevork and Sirvart Karamanuk Foundation. At VOAH, Armenia’s elderly who are unable to afford proper care or who have no family to lean on, can live in a supportive and caring environment, where all their health and nutritional needs are met.
Completely renovated in 2009, the facility now has all the proper amenities. Dedicated and professional staff provide medical, psychological, and financial assistance to VOAH’s 55 residents. Dozens of other residents in the area receive homebound services. In addition, a wide variety of cultural events, visits from local students and musicians, and recreational activities throughout the year offer residents an outlet for support.