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Woodford Green care home invite lonely elderly to community Christmas

PUBLISHED: 17:51 14 December 2017 | UPDATED: 17:51 14 December 2017

Harts House care home resident Edith Payton and senior lead events co-ordinator Taja Rosie Young enjoying the goats and chicks used as animal therapy. Picture: Taja Rosie Young

Harts House care home resident Edith Payton and senior lead events co-ordinator Taja Rosie Young enjoying the goats and chicks used as animal therapy. Picture: Taja Rosie Young

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Elderly residents facing Christmas Day alone are invited to have festive fun together at a Woodford Green care home.

Harts House Bupa Care Home, in Harts Grove, Woodford Green, are throwing open their doors on December 25 in partnership with charity Community Christmas.

Nearly a million elderly people across the UK are at risk of spending Christmas Day alone, the charity estimates, while 87 per cent want a traditional Christmas spend in company.

Community Christmas believes no elderly person in the UK should be alone on Christmas Day unless they want to be.

The charity is calling upon community volunteers to help meet the needs of older people during a time of year when can feel particularly lonely.

Vikki Richardson, home manager at Harts House, said: “We know loneliness is a growing issue for elderly people - at Christmas and all year round.

“It’s great that we are in a position to support Community Christmas by opening our doors on Christmas Day to offer our elderly community somewhere they can enjoy a traditional Christmas dinner and some festive fun in the company of others.

“I know our residents are looking forward to welcoming some new faces to the table on Christmas Day.”

For more information about the day or to book your place, call free on 0808 115 4520

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