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OAPs’ festive lunches don’t stop in January

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Residents and visitors to Little Bramingham Farm are enjoying their Christmas parties so much, they are still having them in January.

The Friends of the Elderly care home in Leamington Road invited members of the local community for a Christmas lunch on December 19.

Extra places at the table were set for older people who might otherwise be spending the festive period alone.

Singer Julie Wisbeach and all of the residents and staff joined in with the Christmas songs and enjoyed some sparkling wine.

Due to “exceptional demand”, three extra dates have been added on January 8, 15 and 23.

Whilst Christmas may have been and gone, the dinners are an opportunity for guests to meet each other and relax in friendly company.

Louise Palmer, manager at Little Bramingham Farm, said: “Christmas Celebrations are one of the most exciting events in the festive calendar. The lunches are a fantastic opportunity for the care homes to integrate into the local community and reach out to older people who may otherwise spend Christmas alone.”

Every year, 450,000 people spend Christmas day alone. At a time when friends and family are treasured and remembered, it is particularly difficult for those who have lost loved ones or whose family live far away.

Little Bramingham Farm resident Doris said: “I love our Christmas Celebrations. It is so nice to meet other people and for us to share our fantastic home. The food is really good too!”

If you or someone you know is over 65 and would like to attend the next lunch, contact Little Bramingham Farm on 01582 582433 or visit www.actkind.org.uk.

 

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