Project appeals to the elderly
An appeal has gone out to welcome more elderly people to a lifeline project.
A charity that provides tea, cake and conversation in Dunfermline is looking for new guests to join its monthly gatherings.
For almost 10 years, Contact the Elderly has offered a valuable lifeline of friendship to older people who live alone in the town.
Guests are collected by a volunteer driver who accompanies them to an afternoon tea in a volunteer host’s home one Sunday afternoon a month.
The charity’s research shows that three-quarters of older people find Sunday a particularly lonely day and feel happier because of the tea parties.
Lorna Dunbar, support officer for Contact the Elderly, said: “Our Dunfermline group are a lovely bunch and they have space to accommodate new guests. They have a wonderful time each month, sharing stories over a delicious afternoon tea and would be delighted to welcome some new faces to the gatherings.
“It may seem a little daunting at first but guests have repeatedly told us it is the best thing they have ever done and they have greatly improved their lives.
“If you, or someone you know, would benefit from joining Contact the Elderly, we would be delighted to hear from you and share more information.”
Contact Lorna on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01738 730249.