Charity tohelp elderly
A charity which offers company to older people who live alone in South Lanarkshire is hoping to increase the numbers benefiting from the service.
Contact the Elderly, which launched in South Lanarkshire almost six years ago, has groups in the Rutherglen and Cambuslang as well as East Kilbride, Hamilton and Uddingston areas.
The group is now looking for elderly people who may feel isolated.
Caroline McGinlay, support officer at Contact the Elderly, said:“There are around 40,000 older people in the South Lanarkshire region, a large proportion of whom will live alone. Of that figure, many would really benefit from enjoying an afternoon out of the house enjoying baking and a blether with other older people and our lovely volunteers who come from all walks of life.
“We understand it may feel daunting to pick up the phone and put yourself out there as it were but we hear every week from our guests that they are truly glad that they did just that.”
Contact Caroline McGinlay on caroline.mcginlay@ contact-the-elderly.org.uk or 0141 812 1555.