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 the area.
Barnett Waddingham, the UK’s largest independent provider of actuarial, administration and consultancy services, launched the Amersham group yesterday (Sunday 10 April) in their offices.
Employees at the Amersham office have been instrumental in making links in the community, reaching out to older people and making their office premises extremely welcoming for the older guests.
Guests enjoyed tea, cake and sandwiches as they mingled and chatted with Barnett Waddingham employees. The sun shining was an added bonus and a reporter from Bucks Free Press attended to see locals coming together to enjoy an afternoon out.
Barnett Waddingham has been a keen supporter of Contact the Elderly’s mission to eradicate loneliness among our older generation, and the launching of a new group like the one in Amersham is a vital step towards achieving this.
Mary Rance, CEO of Contact the Elderly, was able to attend the launch and meet the new group.
‘I am thrilled to attend the launch of the first Barnett Waddingham group in Amersham. At Contact the Elderly we have been extremely impressed at the dedication of Barnet Waddingham and their team helping us in our mission to tackle loneliness and social isolation amongst our older population.
‘Our relationship with Barnett Waddingham shows how simple and mutually beneficial becoming a corporate partner of Contact the Elderly can be. We hope this inspires more organisations to come forward and work with us in the future.’
Contact the Elderly is now looking forward to extending out lifeline of friendship in the Buckinghamshire area after this successful launch. If you know an older person aged 75 or over who lives on their own and would benefit from our monthly tea parties, you can refer them to our service here.
Find out more about the ways you can support Contact the Elderly here.