A charity which provides tea, cake and conversation to older people who live alone is hoping to offer a lifeline of friendship in Tain and Nairn.
Contact the Elderly has more than 25 groups in the Highlands, making an immeasurable difference to the lives of more than 100 older people.
Contact the Elderly organises free monthly Sunday afternoon tea parties. A volunteer driver collects and older person and accompanies them to a volunteer host’s home. The same group of people meets each month.
Denise Robson, Development Officer at Contact the Elderly, said:
“We have had interest from potential guests and volunteers to launch groups in Tain and Nairn. To bring these to life we need more people to commit to joining our free, informal and fun events which turn loneliness into companionship.
“We are encouraging the communities in and around to Tain and Nairn to help us make these groups a reality. Are you, or do you know, an older person who lives alone who would enjoy a bit of a blether over a tasty afternoon tea? Do you have a few hours to spare once a month and a car to accompany an older person to the tea parties? Do you have a few hours even just once a year to open your home to a group making an immeasurable difference to the lives of older people locally?
“If the answer to any of these questions is yes then please consider getting in touch and helping us expand Contact the Elderly’s outreach in Ross-shire.”
Contact the Elderly is also appealing for more guests and volunteers to bolster its existing groups in Inverness.
To find out more about becoming a guest or volunteer of Contact the Elderly, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 01542 285010 or visit www.contact-the-elderly.org.uk.