The case has received much attention in the media and on social media. 88-year-old has also received massive response from people who want to be her company on Christmas Eve.
However, the Norwegian Senior Citizens Association asks Orests to be careful about the offers. Managing Director of the association Tore Henning Larsen thinks it’s a bit worrying that she would have to pay for a friend.
– There may be some inquiries from people who utilize this. I fear that there may be someone who exploits a person’s loneliness at Christmas, says Larsen to TV2.
He also calls voluntary organizations to take in part in these issues more actively by noting that there are many people in her situation.