West Yorkshire care home launches social group to help combat loneliness


The Denby-care industry newsMembers of the public are being invited to join a new social group that is meeting for the first time on Tuesday 13th October at The Denby care home on Wakefield Road in Denby Dale.


The group has been set up to help combat loneliness for people who may be living on their own in the local area, which follows its official opening earlier this year Dame Esther Rantzen, who founded The Silver Line with the same aim.


To kick proceedings off, the home has lined up a range of fascinating talks throughout the coming months, which they hope will provide something for everyone to enjoy:


13th October

‘A visit from Mrs Pearson’ – You’ll be transported back to the early 1850’s by weaver Mrs Pearson, whose husband built the Colne Valley Museum houses.


17th November

‘The National Trust on the Yorkshire Coast’ – talk by trust volunteer Trevor Moody.


23 November

‘Words, Music, Glee and Delight’

Poet, broadcaster & comedian Ian McMillan and Olympic composer Luke Carver Goss present a hilarious afternoon of words, music & improvisation, culminating with a brand new musical created at The Denby.


8th December

Comedians of the Good old Days – Join us for a good old laugh!


28th January

Ashley Jackson – a talk by the famous Yorkshire Artist himself


Those attending will be able to enjoy some stimulating talks, socialise and take advantage of the state-of-the-art facilities at the purpose-built care home.


Care Centre Manager Holly Smedley said:


“We are looking forward to establishing a friendly and welcoming group here at The Denby, where people can drop in on a regular basis or just attend as and when they feel the need to. We have such wonderful facilities that we’re really keen to share them with the local community.”

With limited places for the group, anyone interested in attending can contact the company’s care line number on 0333 999 8677.

Situated at the heart of Denby Dale, The Denby provides residential care and support for up to 47 elderly ladies and gentlemen. Run by award-winning Meridian Healthcare, the home is one of six in the company’s Premiere Collection.


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