Do you know of someone aged 75 or over who lives alone, has little contact with friends or family and finds it difficult to get out and about on their own?
If so, a change of scenery and regular afternoons of conversation and laughter with friends of all ages could be just what they need.
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.
Since our first tea party held in 1965, Contact the Elderly has supported more than 100,000 lonely older people.
''The Ride 100 seemed like a fantastic event for me as I am already an avid cyclist so is good to be able to keep up the miles while also doing some good for the charity!''
Heather McCulloch, Richmond group coordinator
"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
11 October 2016
9 out of 10 people feel concerned for a lonely older person in their community One third of people have noticed a lonely older person in their...
27 September 2016
Older people contribute enormously to society and this is something Contact the Elderly volunteers know to be very true. Every month across England, Scotland and Wales,...
31 August 2016
Older guests from our Bathgate and Livingston groups were visited by some special guests at their tea party on August 28. Dogs from the charity Give a...
Contact the Elderly is pleased to announce that BlueBay Asset Management has chosen us as their charity of the year. Thanks to this generous support, we...
1 August 2016
Sapphire Systems are running down loneliness after raising an impressive £2,000 for Contact the Elderly. A team of 11 staff from Sapphire took part in a race through...
Contact the Elderly currently has almost 9,000 dedicated volunteers who give up their time to bring friendship back into the lives of older people. Without volunteers, the...