Please Don't Forget Older People as Lockdown Eases
The team at PramaLife have adapted our services during lockdown by offering online quizzes, storytelling, craft activities and even virtual tea parties to the older people who would ordinarily have benefited from our community groups and activities.
We have also set up a dedicated Friendship Line for those who are feeling lonely or just fancy a chat with somebody over the phone.
With lockdown restrictions beginning to ease, and people returning to work, Prama are keen to remind the local community that many older people are still shielding from society for their own protection, as instructed by the government. Those shielding haven’t been able to benefit from lockdown easing and are still unable to visit with friends and family, even at a distance, so it is important for those who have been helping support them not to stop as restrictions ease.
Sue Warr, Pathways Manager for PramaLife, said:
“Many older people felt isolated in their daily lives, even before the Covid-19 pandemic, so it would be fantastic if the community support that has been shown since March could continue after things begin to return to some form of normality.
If you are looking for ways that you could help, PramaLife are always happy to hear from those who would like to volunteer and have opportunities available for their befriending service on evenings and weekends”.
If you are interested in volunteering, please get in touch via our contact form