Community Christmas believes that no older 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.
We can do this thanks to our supporters and the local communities that take up the challenge to achieve our vision by increasing what is available or helping reach those that need to know about what is going on.
Christmas Day used to be such a sad, miserable time for me. Now, I could smile all day and enjoy other people’s company