Time to phone a friend
LONELY elderly people in Chesham can now take advantage of a new daily telephone befriending service, which aims to keep them socially independent and away from the doctor’s waiting room.
The charity Age Trust is working alongside Home to Home Calls to create a unique befriending service that works by carefully matching each user with their own daily phone friend, who will provide warm conversation and companionship on a regular basis.
The idea is special in the way that it encourages positive healthy friendships to develop with the same guaranteed befriender at a pre-agreed time every day.
The service also provides a link to the outside world for those who experience loneliness and often acts as a gateway for other services and valuable support.
The topic of discussions can range from a simple welfare check and medication reminder, to a friendly discussion about somebody’s day, the weather or the news.
If you would like to benefit from the variety of befriending services provided call 0800 316 8802.