I don’t know what I would do without the group. I look forward to meeting friends of the same age for a natter over a cup of coffee, we have a laugh and a joke and people wish me all the best. It’s very friendly, I even get a hug.
Tackling Loneliness and Isolation
George is a member of the Crondall & Ewshot Older People’s Village Pump Group and has been attending since his wife died.
The group looks after the older residents in the village and offers neighbourly help with transport, logistics for shopping and activities, and opportunities to meet up with friends over coffee or for a meal or a daytrip.
The group makes a massive difference to the lives of local residents, many who live alone, giving them something to look forward to in the week and more recently taking care of them with food and medicine deliveries during the Covid-19 pandemic.