West Yorkshire care homes aim to combat loneliness with afternoon tea


A new scheme at three HC-One homes in West Yorkshire aims to combat the loneliness epidemic with an Afternoon Tea for seniors. 


Older members of the community can enjoy a delicious array of sandwiches, scones and tea before participating in a day of activities, ranging from games, quizzes, arts and crafts and entertainment. 


The Afternoon Tea will give visitors the opportunity to form new friendships within their community, whilst enjoying the pleasant surroundings of each care home: White Rose House, Holmfirth; The Oakes, Huddersfield; and The Denby, Denby Dale.


Jane Selkirk, area care relationship manager at HC-One, commented: “Loneliness is a problem that sadly many seniors face as they come to terms with the death of close friends or family, become increasingly immobile or when circumstances change in their lives which means that they can no longer enjoy life to the full.


“Everyone needs company and our aim is to fill that void in their lives and provide them with a friend they can turn to when they need a helping hand or a friendly chat.”


The afternoon teas will be running at each respective home every Wednesday from 2pm – 4pm and is open to all seniors who want to join. A minibus to transport people to and from the homes is on offer subject to availability. 


The three homes are based in Huddersfield and Denby Dale and provide a range of care to elderly ladies and gentlemen, including long and short stay residential, convalescent and post-operative care.


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