We are now closed and want to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and festive break. Hoping you all take time to eat, drink and be merry, can we ask you to share your goodwill and good fortune to those less fortunate than yourselves, everyone has an elderly person nearby, that lives on their own and would be so glad to have someone visit, even if only to ask if they are alright and need anything.
When we had the heavy snowfall around four years ago, everyone couldn’t get to work, so had to stay at home; there was a sense of neighbourly caring, that harked back to the forties and fifties era, which was beautiful. Lots of people began to speak to neighbours along the street, they hadn’t had the time to do before. Christmas is all about caring and thinking of others. If you want to get involved we love this
Everyone can get involved in the Spread the Warmth campaign this winter.
If you know of an older people person feeling lonely, call our advice line for free on 0800 169 65 65 to see how we can help. You can also help lonely older people by volunteering at your local Age UK to help provide a range of vital services – from befriending to lunch clubs and day centre activities.
Helena Herklots, Services Director at Age UK, commented: ‘Christmas is a time for giving and sharing love and friendship. By popping in to check on an older neighbour we know and by making time for older relatives we can all help to make sure that everyone has a happy and warm Christmas.
‘No one should be lonely at Christmas.’