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Tea Parties with Friends

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Transform lives with tea, chat and friendship

Trust, Talk and Tea

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Join us or refer a guest for monthly Sunday tea parties

Support our work

Support our work

Help us extend our lifeline of friendship

Become a volunteer

Become a volunteer

Transform lives with tea, chat and friendship

Trust, Talk and Tea

Be our Guest!

Join us or refer a guest for monthly Sunday tea parties

Support our work

Support our work

Help us extend our lifeline of friendship

Who are we?

Supported by a network of volunteers, Contact the Elderly organises monthly Sunday afternoon tea parties for small groups of older people aged 75 and over, who live alone, offering a regular and vital friendship link every month.

Care, conversation and a cuppa

Since our first tea party held in 1965, Contact the Elderly has supported more than 100,000 lonely older people.

“Barnett Waddingham is proud to support Contact the Elderly as it celebrates its Golden Jubilee."

Nick Salter, Senior Partner at Barnett Waddingham

"Hosting tea parties for older people in Edinburgh and seeing the difference it makes, has been extremely rewarding."

Fraser Doherty, Contact the Elderly Ambassador

"Contact the Elderly tea parties are one of the most valuable things. Most of all I admire the volunteers who give their time so generously."

Older guest, Stan, from Edinburgh

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Mildred Gordon

Mildred Gordon

28 April 2016

Contact the Elderly tea parties are always full of interesting conversations, due to the vast array of fascinating stories told by our older guests who have...

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Older guest shares birthday with the Queen and reveals her ageing secrets

Today (21 April), most of the world is concentrating on the Queen as she celebrates her birthday. But at Contact the Elderly, we know there is...

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New research confirms health risks of loneliness

New research shows that loneliness is linked to a 30% increase in risk of heart disease and strokes, as reported by The Guardian (19 April). These new...

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Barnett Waddingham launches tea party group in Amersham

Older people living alone in Amersham, Buckinghamshire now have something to look forward to every month thanks to a new Contact the Elderly group launching in...

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100th group launches in Scotland

Contact the Elderly is thrilled to announce the launch of our 100th group in Scotland. Contact the Elderly has groups from the Borders to the Highlands and...

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