Did you know that over 50,000 older people will spend Christmas Day alone this year? Make a difference and be a friend to the older people in your community.
Friends of the Elderly is a national charity with over 100 years experience that provides older people the opportunity to live full and respected lives, and provide support for all older people; particularly those in need due to mental or physical frailty, isolation or poverty.
Having everyday interactions with other people has been proven to combat loneliness, which is why Friends of the Elderly are urging everyone to Be a Friend and connect with older neighbours and members of their community this Christmas, and all year round.
Spare a bit of time to Be a Friend this Christmas, here are just three ways you can spread some festive cheer:
So, what will you do to Be a Friend? To find out more information and to make your promote, visit the Be a Friend website.
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My name is Alex Murray. I am passionate about what goes on in and around Walsall. I hope you find my blog to be interesting and thought provoking. Please feel free to give me your feedback.