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
26 April 2017
In a climate where GP surgeries across the UK are grappling with the challenges of funding cuts, time pressures on staff and negative press, Contact the...
3 April 2017
76% of older people surveyed by Contact the Elderly say that Sunday is the loneliest day of the week. Sunday is a day when many people spend...
14 March 2017
Contact the Elderly is committed to supporting our volunteers in their work with older guests at our tea parties. We were therefore really pleased to connect with Dementia...
13 February 2017
Contact the Elderly is pleased to announce a merger with NBFA Assisting the Elderly, a fellow charity working with older people across the UK. Following an earlier...
6 February 2017
EastEnders star Linda Marlowe has spoken about how effective Contact the Elderly tea parties are in tackling loneliness and social isolation amongst older people. Linda, who has...