Tea and company brings good cheer at Eye care home

Older people in Eye have come together to share a special afternoon tea hosted at Care UKs Hartismere Place care home. The tea was arranged by Care UK and Eye Volunteer Centre as a way to help tackle loneliness for older people in the local community.

Older people in Eye have come together to share a special afternoon tea hosted at Care UKs Hartismere Place care home. The tea was arranged by Care UK and Eye Volunteer Centre as a way to help tackle loneliness for older people in the local community.

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Life always looks better after a good cup of tea.

That was the idea behind a special tea party at the Hartismere Place care home at Eye as a way of tackling loneliness among older people.

Eye Volunteer Centre arranged for a group of six people to visit the Care UK home and share a traditional afternoon tea – with finger sandwiches and home-made cakes prepared by chef Fiona McCann – with the residents.

The afternoon was so successful that the centre and the home will now make the tea parties a regular occasion for the town’s older community.

Cathryn Weed, the home manager, told the Diss Express: “It was a lovely event and we really enjoyed welcoming people to our home.

“It is important to bring the community together, particularly those who are older and vulnerable. We look forward to hosting the next tea party soon.”

The volunteer centre provides transport and a befriending service for older and isolated people as well as monthly tea parties.

For more information about becoming a tea party host or a volunteer driver, call manager Gill Watson on (01379) 871200.

Hartismere Place provides residential, nursing and dementia care for up to 60 people, as well as day care. Call 03333211988 for more details.

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