Free tea party for older people in Telscombe Cliffs

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OLDER people who are feeling lonely in Telscombe Cliffs can pop into Haven Nursing Centre for a tea party to brew up some community spirit.

The event is part of national campaign Communi-tea Week (March 21 – 27 March) which aims to use tea related social activities to tackle the problems of isolation in the elderly.

More than one million (11 per cent) of people aged 65 or over say they are always or often feel lonely.

Nearly half of all older people believe that the television is their main form of company and 17 per cent of older people have less than weekly contact with family, friends and neighbours.

Haven Nursing Centre manager Marion Conway said: “We’re offering a friendly face to try and help anyone who may be feeling lonely, as there is nothing better than having a natter and putting the world to rights over a cup of tea.

“Anyone who wants to come and join us will of course be guaranteed a warm welcome.”

The tea party takes place on Tuesday March 22 from 2pm at the home in Telscombe Cliffs Way.