Activities to keep you from feeling lonely and isolated over the summer months…
A recent study has suggested that older people feel lonelier during the summer than they do over Christmas and the winter months.
Here, we give you some activities that you can do in your local community or from the comfort of your own home, providing you with different ways to socialise and avoid feeling lonely or isolated in your day to day lives.
TalkTime Phone Club
Independent Age’s TalkTime phone club, gives people the opportunity to join a group phone conversation to discuss books and films from the comfort of your own home.
It gives you the opportunity to talk to a regular group of people every four to six weeks and discuss the film or book you’ve agreed to read or watch.
If you are unable to get out of your home as often as you’d like, this is a great way to stay sociable and not feel isolated from the outside world.
For more information visit the TalkTime phone club page.
To join the TalkTime group complete this form so that Independent Age can contact you.
If you’d prefer to somebody directly for more information, contact Independent Age on 0207 605 4257.
The Royal Voluntary Service has 450 lunch clubs set up in community centres across England, Scotland and Wales.
The Lunch Clubs meet once a month, providing a nutritional lunch and a good excuse to meet new people and have a good old chat!
To find out if there is a lunch club near you, check out the Lunch Club page and type in your post code to find the nearest lunch club to you.
If there isn’t a lunch club in your area, there are many other charities and organisations that hold weekly or monthly lunch clubs such as Age UK.
Join a Choir
Across the UK, there are a number of local choirs that you can join, from carers choirs Â to rock n roll choirs, there are many to choose from.
Choirs are an easy way to meet likeminded people and create friendships with those people you see on a weekly basis.
Not only does singing in a choir help you meet new people, but it’s also proven that singing makes you feel happy.
To find out where your local choirs are held, check out your local council’s website or contact them by phone for more information.
University of the Third Age
The University of the Third Age (U3A) is a unique organisation for people who are retired or semi-retired. U3A provides you with the opportunity to meet new people and learn new skills from one another. This could be anything from learning French to playing the piano, knitting, photography or even belly dancing!
There are a range of courses and groups across the UK where you can get together and learn from one another.
The U3A does not provide you with qualifications but it is there for your own personal reward and satisfaction, so you can continue learning and living a fulfilling, sociable life.
If you require further information on the discussion above or indeed any enquiries regarding Care in your own home, please contact our office on 01623 360 193 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, you can use our Contact Form on our website:- www.leymarhealthcare.co.uk