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Charity invites older people in Cwmbran to join them for a cuppa, cake and good company

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Contact the Elderly, the charity solely dedicated to tackling loneliness and isolation among older people, is inviting local residents to join its group in Cwmbran and enjoy a few hours of tea, chat and good company.

The charity, with the support of a volunteer network, organises tea parties for small groups of older people, aged 75 and above, who live alone and would appreciate some company on a Sunday afternoon.

Each older person is collected from their home by a volunteer driver and taken to a volunteer host’s home for the afternoon. The group is welcomed by a different host each month, but the drivers remain the same which means that over the months and years, acquaintances turn into friends and loneliness is replaced by companionship.

Contact the Elderly’s South Wales Development Officer, Marion Lowther said: “Activities for people aged 75 and above are normally limited to weekdays, so Sunday can be a particularly long and difficult day. Our tea parties are sometimes the only social outing our guests have in a month, so they can make a real difference.

“We therefore wanted to make people aware that the Cwmbran group is looking for guests and to encourage anyone interested in coming along, or those who know of people to whom it might appeal, to get in touch with us.

“Our tea parties represent a great opportunity to make new friends within the community, to get out of the house and to generally have a good time! Perfect for those looking for ways to brighten up a weekend.”

Cwmbran residents, aged 75 and above, who live alone,  without the support of family and friends, and who are interested in joining the Cwmbran Contact the Elderly group can call Marion Lowther, South Wales Development Officer, on 01792 862 702 or email marion.lowther@contact-the-elderly.org.uk

Follow Contact the Elderly on Twitter at https://twitter.com/contact_teas

Keep at eye on Cwmbran Life on Facebook at  https://www.facebook.com/CwmbranLife

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Charity invites older people in Cwmbran to join them for a cuppa, cake and good company

Ladies laughing-2

Contact the Elderly, the charity solely dedicated to tackling loneliness and isolation among older people, is inviting local residents to join its group in Cwmbran and enjoy a few hours of tea, chat and good company.

The charity, with the support of a volunteer network, organises tea parties for small groups of older people, aged 75 and above, who live alone and would appreciate some company on a Sunday afternoon.

Each older person is collected from their home by a volunteer driver and taken to a volunteer host’s home for the afternoon. The group is welcomed by a different host each month, but the drivers remain the same which means that over the months and years, acquaintances turn into friends and loneliness is replaced by companionship.

Contact the Elderly’s South Wales Development Officer, Marion Lowther said: “Activities for people aged 75 and above are normally limited to weekdays, so Sunday can be a particularly long and difficult day. Our tea parties are sometimes the only social outing our guests have in a month, so they can make a real difference.

“We therefore wanted to make people aware that the Cwmbran group is looking for guests and to encourage anyone interested in coming along, or those who know of people to whom it might appeal, to get in touch with us.

“Our tea parties represent a great opportunity to make new friends within the community, to get out of the house and to generally have a good time! Perfect for those looking for ways to brighten up a weekend.”

Cwmbran residents, aged 75 and above, who live alone,  without the support of family and friends, and who are interested in joining the Cwmbran Contact the Elderly group can call Marion Lowther, South Wales Development Officer, on 01792 862 702 or email marion.lowther@contact-the-elderly.org.uk

Follow Contact the Elderly on Twitter at https://twitter.com/contact_teas

Keep at eye on Cwmbran Life on Facebook at  https://www.facebook.com/CwmbranLife

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