Dos and Don’ts in Photos
Do visit the elderly & sickAccompanying a care-taker, Queen Maxima of the Netherlands visited some sick elderly shut-ins on the outskirts of Rotterdam on September 8, 2020. Above, she chats with Adrie Busink, 80 years old, who has a pulmonary infection in addition to Parkinson's disease.
The elderly lady was very pleased and surprised when she opened the door to her daily care-taker and found Queen Maxima at her side. After offering the Queen a cup of coffee, the lady related her difficulties.
Because of her age and infirmities, she is unable to care for her house or go the grocery store. The coronavirus complicated the picture even more, since the authorities forbade her family members to visit her.
The Queen also visited other aged persons in the town of Ridderkerke, below, where many elderly have died since the beginning of the epidemic.
By carrying out these noble actions, Queen Maxima set a very good example for us to follow. An example that the Catholic Church calls a work of mercy: to visit the sick and the prisoners.
Do visit the elderly and sick, especially during this epidemic.