The idea of “adoption” by families of lonely pensioners and disabled people has been implemented in the Sakhalin Region since 2015 within the framework of the national project “Demography”. Each such family receives financial assistance monthly (from 15 to 20 thousand rubles). In 2020, the regional budget allocated about nine million rubles for these purposes. The advantage of a foster family for senior citizens is that a person does not feel alone in it, he is part of a specific community of people. There is someone here to take care of, to talk to, to court. The families of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Aniva, Nevelsk, Korsakov, Poronaysk and Uglegorsk are most active in this direction. Anyone wishing to start a foster family, as well as families willing to take care of an elderly person or a disabled person, can contact the social protection authorities.