Carers donate 130 gift boxes to elderly and vulnerable for Christmas

Staff at our Flintshire branch recently (December, 2019) donated 130 boxes full of helpful items for the festive season to elderly and vulnerable people in Wales. Carers at the branch raised money to buy the items by hosting a bingo evening and a raffle and filled the boxes with hats, gloves, toiletries, food and Christmas […]

Helplines for the elderly at Christmas

Christmas can be a real struggle for many people, particularly the elderly if they do not have many close friends or family. Each year we put together a list of helplines they can get in touch with if they would like to hear a friendly voice during the festivities. C.A.L.L (Wales) – 0800 132 737 […]

We’re appealing for festive shoeboxes for the elderly

We are once again asking the generous people of Wales to get behind our festive shoebox appeal for the elderly. It has been extremely successful in the past, so we have decided to continue it again this year. We’re asking you to fill a shoebox with essentials and other bits and pieces that you think […]

Helplines for the elderly during the Christmas period

If you or an elderly or vulnerable person you know is finding the festive season a real struggle, or you feel down and need to hear a friendly voice during the festivities, then we have put together a list of helplines you can contact. C.A.L.L (Wales) – 0800 132 737 or text ‘help’ to 81066 […]

Christmas stocking fillers for the elderly

Last year we all put our heads together and came up with some great Christmas gift ideas for the elderly. If you’d rather put together a collection of smaller, thoughtful gifts, then have a look at our list of stocking filler ideas, perfect for your elderly relative/neighbour/friend. The possibilities for stocking stuffer gifts are endless […]

Festive activities for the elderly

Christmas is fast approaching and the build up is all about getting involved and getting as festive as possible, but it’s important to make sure everyone is included, especially any elderly relatives, friends or neighbours, as this can be a particularly lonely time of year for many of them. We’ve put together some ideas of […]

Helplines for the elderly during the Christmas period

The festive period can be a struggle for many people, especially the elderly and vulnerable, so we have put together a list of helplines people can contact should they feel down or need to hear a friendly voice. C.A.L.L (Wales) – 0800 132 737 or text ‘help’ to 81066  The Community Advice and Listening Line […]

Share a Boxing Day walk with elderly neighbours

We are encouraging people to share a Boxing Day walk with any elderly neighbours to help keep them active and combat loneliness during the festive period (December, 2017). Inviting an elderly neighbour on a Boxing Day walk can really brighten their day and it’s good for them too as walking is a form of exercise. […]

Re-capturing Christmas memories for people with dementia

Memory loss is common in people with dementia and can be distressing for them and their family and friends, however there is lots that can be done to help manage memory problems. As Christmas comes once a year, your loved-one will no doubt have many happy memories of the festive seasons gone past but may […]

How to stop an elderly person feeling lonely this Christmas

Although Christmas is a very family-orientated celebration, there are often many elderly people who find it to be one of the loneliest times of the year. According to Age UK, more than 900,000 people aged 60 or over feel lonelier through the festive season than at any other time of year. Its research found those […]