Contact the Elderly
HELP DRIVE AWAY LONELINESS
Put a smile into Sundays
For many elderly people, Sunday is the loneliest day of the week.� Often restricted to their homes by illness or immobility, they lose the opportunity to attend church or meet with friends.
A simple idea to ease loneliness amongst pensioners in Cambridgeshire is being set up by national charity Contact the Elderly.� Help is needed from local volunteer drivers and hosts.� What are you doing on Sunday?
Once� a month Contact the Elderly groups meet regularly for Sunday tea and companionship.� Each member is assigned a volunteer driver and together they become part of a small group invited to a volunteer host's home for tea.� A different host is visited each month, but the group remains the same and relationships grow.� This service is a lifeline for some who spend days on their own with no one to turn to.
The search is on for :
� DRIVERS �with cars and an afternoon to spare ONCE A MONTH
� HOSTS willing to put on a simple tea in their home for about eight older people ONCE A YEAR.��� The only requirements are easy access, a downstairs toilet and a large teapot!
�The time I feel most lonely is after six o�clock, but when I�ve been out to a Contact tea I don�t feel lonely at all � just fresh memories of a lovely afternoon with friends.� It�s good getting out and being with people� and it�s made such a difference to my life.�
Harold Asquith, 89
Do you know anyone who might benefit from this FREE service?
FREEPHONE 0800 716543 or visit �contact-the-elderly.org
Registered Charity No 244681