A Sanctuary Care home Iffley is spreading the festive cheer to older people in their local community this Christmas time.
Iffley Residential and Nursing Home in Anne Greenwood Close is throwing open their doors throughout December to invite people who are facing Christmas alone for mouth-watering festive lunches.
In the comfort of charming surroundings, guests will join the team, residents and their loved ones for a free delicious meal, choosing between two menu choices, followed by dessert.
The Sanctuary Care home’s manager Sue Stubberfield (pictured) said: “We love Christmas here, it’s a time to be happy and share and this is why we wanted to extend our welcome to those who may want a bit of extra company.
“It will be a great way to celebrate Christmas, with delicious food, wonderful company and great atmosphere so we hope to see as many people join us as possible.”
AGE UK reported that there are an estimated 10,400 people in Oxfordshire alone over the age of 65 who say they are ‘often or always lonely’.
Sue continued: “The statistics of those who are lonely are quite staggering and heart-breaking to read as many are lonely because loved ones or friends have passed away and feel they have no one left, and it’s those people we want to reach out to. My team and residents love to see new faces and meet new people and we have a very talented catering team who prepare delicious food.”