Community Christmas believes that no elderly person in the UK should be alone on Christmas Day - in some cases free transport.
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Community Christmas believes that no elderly person in the UK should be alone on Christmas Day - in some cases free transport.

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Found 20th Dec 2017Edited by:"IndyS"
There are a few fantastic posts showing individual businesses opening their doors to the elderly and vulnerable. Without treading on anyone's toes, this site allows for loved ones or the elderly to search for pubs, restaurants and community halls throughout the UK. Please use the advance search option to tailor your needs, the great thing is that a fair number also provide free transport.

Communities are encouraged to provide companionship to older people on Christmas Day by running a community Christmas Lunch event, joining up with others at a local pub or restaurant, popping round for tea and cake, perhaps organizing a film viewing or anything else that can be enjoyed by all those that take part. This should be a chance to meet up with old friends and make new friends creating bonds in the community that last well beyond the single day.

We will:

  • provide support and guidance to those starting something new on Christmas Day,
  • give a free listing to any events or activities wishing to maximise their reach into the community and
  • guide older people, those who care about them, or those that want to help them, towards activities in their area.
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Super post. Well done.
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Moitie_Moitie10 m ago

Super post. Well done.


Thanks, all credit goes to the Charity. I only stumbled across this as a related initiative was being mentioned on our companies Yammer page. Great thing with this site is that it is a one stop shop and searching could not be easier.
Edited by: "IndyS" 20th Dec 2017
Excellent, have Tweeted the details too. I also like that they say no one should be alone at Christmas unless they want to be, rather than assume anyone on their own at Christmas is automatically gonna be lonely, etc.
Yes, good idea, shared on facebook with a map of my local area, also asked my friends to give this info to some people that may be interested in case they don't have access to social media.
Excellent!
Love this initiativ
Not at all sure why people think being alone is a ‘no, no’ - a lot of us consider it to be an absolute joy, no moaning, no ‘do this, do that’, no having to please all the relatives.
Plenty of people can’t stand the sight of each other, so stop going on about people who are alone please
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balmots4 h, 50 m ago

Not at all sure why people think being alone is a ‘no, no’ - a lot of us co …Not at all sure why people think being alone is a ‘no, no’ - a lot of us consider it to be an absolute joy, no moaning, no ‘do this, do that’, no having to please all the relatives.Plenty of people can’t stand the sight of each other, so stop going on about people who are alone please


The only person going on about it seems to be you. In case you had not noticed, not everyone is in the same boat.
Edited by: "IndyS" 20th Dec 2017
People forget that being old does not mean being mentally old, pensioners well mostly like to have a good old christmas, the body might not work as well but mentally we are still the same.
Good work in helping the homeless and elderly....
brilliant .
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