Older people are often especially vulnerable to becoming lonely and isolated. More than 2 million people in England over the age of 75 live alone, and more than a million older people say they go for over a month without speaking to a friend, neighbour or family member.
Loneliness can be detrimental to our health and difficult to overcome, however Nottinghamshire and surrounding areas have a variety of activities and events perfect to get out and socialise.
Lunch Clubs are a great way to meet people with similar interests in a relaxed and supported setting. Age UK run lunch clubs in Sherwood and in Nottingham, Nottingham City Council’s website also has a directory hosting a wide range of lunch clubs.
Computer courses can be a great way to meet new people as well as helping to develop new skills than can be helpful for older people using the net. Age UK run Quick Silver computer classes with Barclays Bank, costing £10 for a 6 week course, refreshments included.
It can be intimidating at first but social apps like Meet Up can provide great opportunities to meet people with similar interests to you, whether it’s historical buildings or country walks. There are plenty of groups for older people with a variety of organised activities and get togethers.
If you don’t fancy using an app Sherwood U3A are a group who hold regular meet ups and activities for a variety of interests in the Mansfield area.
Walking For Health
Walking for health are a great initiative to help older people get active with walks around the UK that extra support for those with health conditions. There are plenty of walks in Nottinghamshire and surrounding areas to get involved with.
If you’re looking for additional support for you or a loved one to remain independent at home contact us for a no obligation assessment.