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
12 January 2017
Contact the Elderly kicked off 2017 in brilliant style with a donation of £10,000 from the Aviva Community Fund. The winners of the 2016 Aviva Community Fund were...
30 December 2016
Contact the Elderly is a national charity with a local touch. We are active in over 670 communities across England, Scotland and Wales which means we...
14 December 2016
Contact the Elderly is thrilled to announce a new funding pot from the players of People’s Postcode Lottery which will play a vital role in combatting...
8 December 2016
Over 200 Contact the Elderly guests received special Christmas cards from Dutch students this December. As guests from across the UK attended their December tea parties,...
21 November 2016
A short journey in a car might not seem like something particularly special, but to thousands of older people who attend Contact the Elderly tea parties,...
10 November 2016
Contact the Elderly won the prestigious title of Best Older People's Project of the Year at The Herald Society Awards in Scotland on November 2, hosted by...