Help to combat elderly isolation
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.