Clayburn Court Care home helps community tackle loneliness at Christmas
A care home in Peterborough invited older people in the community to join in their Christmas Day celebrations as part of a campaign to reduce loneliness.
Staff and residents at Anchor’s Clayburn Court in Clayburn Road organised a fun day of Christmas cheer for older people living alone in the town.
The home also worked with older people’s charity Re-engage whose volunteers brought the over 75s living alone in the area to the Christmas Day celebration.
The guests joined everyone at Clayburn Court for Christmas Day lunch and took part in the festive activities, including games and sing-alongs, all free of charge.
Jaqualine Nzara, Manager of Clayburn Court, said: “Christmas Day is traditionally a time when families and friends get together for a laugh and a chat over a delicious meal.
“Christmas can be an incredibly lonely time if you live on your own so we wanted to extend the warmth and companionship of our lovely home to anyone facing the day alone.
“We go all out at Christmas for our residents, because some of them don’t have anyone else and we are seen as their family so we were happy to invite some people in to join us for Christmas Day.
“We’ll pick them up in a taxi in the morning and they can spend all day with us and we’ll then organise for them to get taken home.”