Contact The Elderly are setting up new groups in the East Renfrewshire area and would love to hear from people who would like to be involved.
Supported by a network of volunteers, the charity organises monthly Sunday afternoon tea parties for small groups of older people who live alone, offering a regular and vital friendship link every month.
Contact the Elderly are looking for volunteers or older persons who might want to be invited to a party as a guest.
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 warmly 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.
The tea parties are a real lifeline of friendship for older guests who have little or no contact with family or friends. They bring people of all ages together, develop fulfilling friendships and support networks, and give everyone involved something to look forward to each month.