Chesterfield named as ‘loneliness hot spot for elderly’

Elderly residents enjoying a tea afternoon with host volunteers.
Elderly residents enjoying a tea afternoon with host volunteers.
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National charity Contact the Elderly, which helps fight loneliness among older people, is launching monthly tea parties in Chesterfield after identifying the town as a ‘loneliness hot spot’.

Residents are urged to become volunteer hosts and open their homes for tea parties once a month, usually on a Sunday, for elderly people to attend.

Guests are picked up by volunteer drivers and taken to the host’s home for tea, cake and conversation.

For more information on how to volunteer contact 0800 716543.