Companionship and Social Activities

A large number of institutions such as Age UK have conducted research on loneliness and isolation and all are unanimous in stating that it has a significant negative effect on health.

'Older people are especially vulnerable to loneliness and social isolation – and it can have a serious effect on health. But there are ways to overcome loneliness, even if you live alone and find it hard to get out.' Source: NHS Choices

There are things that you can do to stay active either physically or mentally. Here are a few ideas:

Mind stimulation:

  • Playing cards
  • Reading
  • Crosswords
  • Talking, communicating and reminiscing
  • Cooking and recipes

Physical activities:

  • Walking
  • Going out to clubs (eg Bingo, meeting people similar to you, Alzheimer’s Clubs)
  • Visiting relatives and friends
  • Going out on social activities
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We're community experts

Caring Crew work within in the community, building up contacts and communication within local clubs, so you need not let a lack of confidence, immobility issues, anxieties or anything else stop you.  We can help, we can show you the way, and we can accompany you.

If you just want to stay at home, we can stay with you and help with any activities you wish to pursue. Perhaps you still have a passion for something, such as cooking, but whatever it is Caring Crew can provide companions to enjoy your time with.

We believe that companionship plays a massive part in keeping people healthy and that being with somebody and being active, either mentally or physically, makes a positive contribution to maintaining health, self-esteem and well-being.

If you believe we can help, need information or assistance, please call 01733 264113 complete the online enquiry form. We can give advice on the phone or we can make a no-obligation visit to see if we can help.