Contact the elderly

  |  Published: Aug 9th 2013
Some of ‘Contact’s’ Guests enjoying Sunday Afternoon Tea in the Garden Left to Right: Angela, Lorna Hume (our visiting guest Community Link Officer), Joyce and Daffodil.

LIVING ON YOUR OWN AND WOULD ENJOY SOME FRIENDLY , STIMULATING COMPANY?

If you live within  the Wendover/Lee area we would like to invite you to join us.  Each month “Contact” hosts a Sunday afternoon tea for its members.  The tea parties are hosted by a volunteer in a family home and our drivers are at hand to transport guests from door to door.   The aim is to offer an enjoyable afternoon for older folk  who live on their own and have difficulty accessing public transport.   Our group is small, never more than twelve guests   -   cheerful, stimulating conversation is enjoyed in a friendly, family environment. Companionship and meaningful friendships are forged between fellow guests and volunteers  -  our teas are a ray of sunshine even on gloomy winter Sunday afternoons!

There is no cost involved for our guests, all our hosts and drivers are volunteers and we enjoy the tea parties too!

To qualify for membership a guest needs to be over 75 years of age, to be living on their own and unable to access public transport with ease.  The teas take place on the third Sunday of each month between 3pm and 5pm.

The July tea party was a special one because we were able to welcome Lora Hume, the  Bucks County Council’s  ‘Community Link Officer’, to join us and to meet our  guests.   Lora was keen to learn how “Contact” operates and to discover the role that we play in our local community.   It was a glorious summer afternoon and we were able to enjoy tea in our host’s beautiful garden.

Contact the Elderly is a registered charity and all our volunteers are CRB registered.

To learn more please contact Anthea Hartley on 01494 837372 or click here

MORE VOLUNTEERS  ARE REQUIRED   -  DO YOU HAVE ONE AFTERNOON A MONTH TO LEND US A HAND?

If you can spare an occasional Sunday (or Thursday) afternoon we  would appreciate hearing from you.  Please call Anthea on 01494 837372

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