The clocks have turned back, the nights are longer, and the days are shorter. It’s the season we tend to stay indoors to avoid the weather, but we should spare a thought for some of the more vulnerable members of our community – the elderly.
It’s important to make sure that your elderly neighbours are OK when temperatures start to drop, especially those who are house-bound, or who may not have family to pay them regular visits.
Loneliness can be miserable and extremely damaging to a person’s mental health. Simple human contact is vital for our general well being. So, if you know a neighbour lives alone, make a point of popping in and seeing if they need anything. You might find that they need a little company and knowing that someone cares and can be called on in an emergency can really make all the difference.