Free Christmas lunch for elderly people to combat loneliness

Ashworth Grange care home in Dewsbury is hosting a Christmas lunch tomorrow (Thursday) to help combat loneliness among older people.

Wednesday, 14th December 2016, 12:50 pm
Updated Wednesday, 14th December 2016, 2:27 pm

Elderly people from around the area are invited to the event at the Ashworth Green home from 12.30pm.

Manager Alison Bulmer said: “At Ashworth Grange, we are always looking at ways to aid and integrate with the local community.

“We feel that providing a meal for people who may otherwise be lonely at Christmas would be a great benefit, giving them much needed company and joy during festive period.

“Our residents thoroughly enjoy meeting new people and hosting events in their home so it will be a great day for everyone.”

It is estimated that for 17 per cent of older people, contact with family, friends and neighbours is less than once a week, and this is especially difficult during the Christmas period.

The lunch is free for non-residents but places are strictly limited.

To enquire, call Kristyna Hunt on 07701 000 434.