With the festive season fast approaching, Brentford Chamber member Age UK Hounslow will be hosting a Christmas lunch on 25th December 2015 for older people in the area who may otherwise face Christmas alone. The Charity is now appealing to the local community to help raise funds to support older people during the festive season and throughout the year. The money raised could help provide an older person with lunch and give them a little warmth and companionship at Christmas and beyond.
The festive season is usually a time for celebration with loved ones, however new research from the leading Charity for older people paints a gloomy picture of the festive season, with more than 340,000 older people across the country worried about feeling lonely this Christmas and more than a million older people saying they haven’t spoken to a friend, neighbour or family member for over a month. Locally, a heart breaking 40,000 older people in London will spend Christmas alone.