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I love to see people making new friends, talking laughing together and having a lovely time.

Spread the word


We have created a leaflet that we would encourage anyone and everyone to print and circulate anywhere and everywhere. Increasing awareness will help us identify more activities taking place on Christmas Day as well as ensuring older people, or those who care about them, can find out about them. Also feel free to use the information in the leaflet in any newsletters or local publications to help reduce the number of people alone this Christmas. Click to download the leaflet now (double sided A5).

Social Media

Please help us to reduce the number of elderly people alone this Christmas – follow us on twitter and share @communityxmas.

We also have a Facebook page where we particularly welcome information about events in your area.

Stir Up Sunday

Stir Up Sunday occurs on the last Sunday before Advent which will be 26th November 2017. Bringing people together in traditional way at a school, pub, or village hall to stir a pudding can lead to conversations about ‘what are you doing for Christmas?’ and ensure that everyone knows where they can go to share a Christmas pudding and companionship if they want it on Christmas Day.

Advent Calendar

Each day in December we open a window of our Advent calendar and share a new thought by twitter. Our 2016 calendar included some inspiring, witty and thoughtful entries.

12 days of Christmas

In 2016 we used the 12 days of Christmas to encourage people to think of how Christmas 2017 could be different for them as individuals as well as the older people in their communities. We hope it will continue to inspire plans for 2017.

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17% of older people are in contact with friends, family and neighbours less than once a week and 11% are in contact less than once a month


87% of older people want a traditional Christmas spent in company, to help contact us now on 0800 063 9285