Help to com­bat el­derly iso­la­tion

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

A char­ity op­er­at­ing in Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang are on the look­out for help in tack­ling iso­la­tion in among the el­derly.

Con­tact the El­derly has also said a big thank you to their cur­rent vol­un­teers to mark last week’s In­ter­na­tional day of Older Per­sons.

The group, who host monthly Sun­day tea par­ties for older peo­ple, now have 1000 vol­un­teers across Scot­land who give up their time so that those aged 75 and over can en­joy meet­ing new peo­ple and af­ter­noons out of the house.

It is ap­peal­ing for more peo­ple to join the ranks.

Jan­ice Kerr, Cen­tral Scot­land De­vel­op­ment Of­fi­cer for Con­tact the El­derly, said: “The work of our vol­un­teers is re­mark­able and we are so proud of the dif­fer­ence they are mak­ing to older peo­ples’ lives.”

A vol­un­teer host will welcome a group of be­tween eight and 10 vol­un­teers and guests into their home once or twice a year for a Sun­day af­ter­noon tea party, pro­vid­ing re­fresh­ments.

A vol­un­teer driver will col­lect one or two guests one Sun­day a month and take them to a tea party.

For more in­for­ma­tion on be­com­ing a guest or vol­un­teer of Con­tact the El­derly lo­cally, please con­tact Jan­ice on 01236 898613 or Jan­ice.kerr@ con­tact-the-el­derly.org.uk.

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