There has been a lot in the media lately about older people, loneliness and isolation.
Have you seen the John Lewis Christmas advert and the ALDI spoof advert? I have also seen adverts from Germany and Spain where the emphasis had been about being older and alone at Christmas.
Click here for some useful advice from the NHS, if you are concerned for someone who is alone and possibly lonely: http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/women60-plus/Pages/Loneliness-in-older-people.aspx
Age UK in Tameside is running a series of events for older people over the Christmas and New Year period, please click here for more details:
This is the link to Tameside’s Carers’ Centre page on Tameside Council’s website: http://www.tameside.gov.uk/carers/centre
Fancy a bit of volunteering over the Christmas period?
Spread that Christmas cheer a bit further! To find out more about Christmas volunteering opportunities visit Do It or contact Tameside’s Volunteer Centre Tameside, on 0161 339 2345.
Staying Well This Winter
It might be worth keeping this web page handy. It’s from the NHS and a quick summary of how to take care in Winter and where to go for help, if need be:http://www.nhs.uk/staywell
Winter conditions can be especially serious for people over 65 years or with a long-term condition.