72% of elderly people spend at least 1 entire day on thier own. We provide a space for elderly people to come together once a week and socialise with each other and people of other ages. With your help we can provide a space where elderly people can go every day of the week, meet others or all ages, feel supported and safe and feel part of the community
Loneliness can be felt by people of all ages, but as we get older, factors that lead to loneliness begin to increase. Older people loose mobility, have a lower income and suffer many bereavements. Loneliness and social isolation are harmful to our health. Social networks and friendships not only have an impact on reducing the risk of mortality or developing certain diseases, but they also help individuals to recover when they do fall ill.
At least 300 elderly people will be invited to specific intergenerational activities with local teenagers. This project will reduce isolation and increase understanding and relationship building between young and old. Each quarter they'll learn and share skills (poetry/art/cooking/and more) and hold an showcasing event. By getting both groups together regularly we can start to build a community of mutual respect and understanding.
Our projects work with up to 250 each week providing them with a source of free healthy nutritious food, mainly sourced from surplus, which enables many families to eat for the rest of the week. With more funding we can provide older and younger people with supported volunteering and secure befriending opportunities.