Community Christmas believes that no elderly person in the UK should be alone on Christmas Day unless they want to be.
Communities are encouraged to provide companionship to older people on Christmas Day by running a community Christmas Lunch event, joining up with others at a local pub or restaurant, popping round for tea and cake, perhaps organizing a film viewing or anything else that can be enjoyed by all those that take part. This should be a chance to meet up with old friends and make new friends creating bonds in the community that last well beyond the single day.
- provide support and guidance to those starting something new on Christmas Day,
- give a free listing to any events or activities wishing to maximise their reach into the community and
- guide older people, those who care about them, or those that want to help them, towards activities in their area.
If you, an organisation, or someone you know, already run an event for the elderly on Christmas Day then tell us about it.
If you would like to ‘fill the gap’ we can provide guidance and support to help you get an event up and running.
Please go to our website for further information.