Free guide to help combat isolation
OLDER people can start to feel isolated and lonely during the winter months when getting out and about less appealing or more difficult, but help is just a phone call away.
Local guides, produced by Chiltern District Council, can help keep people informed of what activities, clubs and services are available.
The booklets cover everything from home maintenance services to befriending schemes, with contact details and a list of emergency numbers.
There are separate booklets for the Chesham area, Amersham area, the Chalfonts and the HP16 area covering Prestwood, Great Missenden and surrounding villages.
The guides are free, produced by Chiltern District Council through Local Area Forum funding with money devolved from Bucks County Council.
Chiltern District Council’s cabinet member for community
BY THE BOOKLET: Cllr Peter Hudson launches a new directory for the Elderly in Chesham Councillor Peter Hudson said: “These very simple guides have proved hugely successful. They’re great any time of the year, but especially in the winter, the information included in them could really benefit an elderly person who is feeling forgotten and abandoned.
“There are so many fantastic groups and organisations in our communities which offer a lifeline to the elderly – and these guides list them all.
“They are free, available in libraries and parish offices, can be downloaded from our website or request one to be sent to you.”
Download the guide from www.chiltern.gov. uk/fiftyplus or call 01494 732 103 to request a copy.