Christmas can be a difficult or even lonely time for many of us. Statistics released by Age UK show that half a million older people in the UK expect to feel lonely this Christmas.
Not all of us have a family to spend time with and some us just can’t face a “big family Christmas” but still feel lonely or down.
Try a simple step and look online for people who may be feeling exactly how you feel or understand what you are going through.
If you feel lonely, or just need someone to talk to, here are some places to start. Whether you just have a look round or join a conversation is up to you.
www.contact-the-elderly.org.uk/news/contact-the-elderly-in-december Join their Be Our Guest campaign.
www.campaigntoendloneliness.org/feeling-lonely offers advice on what to do if you feel lonely.
www.elefriends.org.uk is an online community where you can be yourself, share and be heard.
www.samaritans.org are always available to talk 24/7 about whatever is on your mind. Call 116123 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
However you are spending Christmas this year, everyone here at Park Home Resident wishes you a happy and peaceful time.