A national charity dedicated to tackling loneliness and isolation among older people, is inviting residents in Crowborough to join its monthly tea parties and enjoy a few hours of chat and good company.
For older people who live alone, Sundays can be particularly long and difficult. These tea parties give people a chance to get together with others, make new friends, eat delicious cakes and enjoy a cup of tea. The monthly events make a real difference to the lives of those in the group and we would encourage anyone interested in coming along, or those who know of people to whom it might appeal, to get in touch.
We want to try and reach out to older people who are really isolated in the Crowborough community. There are many people who have no family or friends nearby and these are the people we seek to help. We’re asking neighbours, support workers and healthcare professionals to see if they know anyone they can recommend to our service.
Crowborough residents, aged 75 and above, who live alone without the support of family and friends, and are interested in joining the Crowborough ‘Contact the Elderly’ group can phone Julia Rivas, Surrey, West and East Sussex Development Officer on 01273 401569 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.