10 December 2018
Elderwood helps community tackle isolation and loneliness at Christmas
Elderwood care home in Darlington is inviting older people in the community to join in their Christmas Day celebrations.
Staff and residents at Anchor’s Elderwood care home on Westmoreland Street have organised a fun day of Christmas cheer for older people living alone in the town. They now hope older people will get in touch so they can help them join in the festivities.
The guests will join everyone at Elderwood for Christmas lunch, take part in the festive activities, including games and sing-alongs, and then be taken home when they are ready, all free of charge.
Ann Dale, Manager of care home name, said “Christmas Day can be an incredibly lonely time if you live on your own. We wanted to extend the warmth and companionship of our lovely home to anyone facing the day alone.
“We go all out at Christmas for our residents, because some of them don’t have anyone else and we are seen as their family so we’re happy to invite some people in to join us for Christmas Day.
“We’ll pick them up in a taxi on the morning and they can spend all day with us and we’ll then organise for them to get taken home.”
If you or someone you know would like to join Elderwood residents on Christmas Day please call Manager Ann Dale on 0800 0854168. Places are limited and will be filled on a first-come-first-serve basis.