Banishing loneliness with tea and company

Our new Poole home, Bourne View, has begun hosting free get-togethers for people in the community who may be feeling lonely and want to find company and conversation.

The tea parties take place on the third Thursday of each month in the home’s Rooftop Terrace and tree-top Canopy Café, with the events badged ‘Teas in the Trees’.

Research by Age UK estimates there are 1.2 million chronically lonely older people in the UK, with the number of over-50s experiencing loneliness set to reach two million by 2025/6 – a 49% increase in ten years.

Home Manager Sohail Daniel said: “There is increasing awareness of older people struggling with loneliness and the detrimental effects it can have on health and well-being.

“We want to do our bit to help older people in the community we serve.”

Bourne View resident Pat Tharme said: “It’s a really good idea to welcome people in to our care home who are on their own.”

If you or if someone you know would love to join us at Bourne View, we would be delighted to meet you over a cup of tea.

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