Ferendune Court Care home helps community tackle loneliness at Christmas
A care home in Faringdon 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 Ferendune Court in Ash Close organised a fun day of Christmas cheer for older people living alone in the town.
The guests joined everyone at Ferendune Court for lunch on Christmas Day, took part in the festive activities, including games and sing-alongs, and then taken home when they were ready, all free of charge.
Alison Grimshaw, Manager of Ferendune 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."