Solo diners invited to have lunch at Shirley care home - The Solihull Observer

Solo diners invited to have lunch at Shirley care home

Solihull Editorial 2nd May, 2024   0

SILHILLIANS who dine alone are being invited to head to a Shirley care home for a hearty meal and friendly company.

Fountains Care Home will be cooking up extra portions and laying out more spaces at the table as it calls on elderly people to join them on Friday lunchtimes for a three-course meal.

In a bid to tackle loneliness in the community, staff and residents will be welcoming visitors each week to enjoy some friendly company and a nutritious meal from 12.30pm.

Sara King, general manager at Fountains Care Home, said: “Loneliness can be a big problem for elderly people, and it is our place in the community to do what we can to combat this.

“Our doors are always open to new friends of the home.”

The Don’t Dine Alone initiative was launched by care provider Barchester Healthcare as a way to reach out to isolated or vulnerable members of their local communities.

Barchester Healthcare is also behind Barchester’s Charitable Foundation, which is a registered charity that gives grants to older people and other adults with a disability to help combat loneliness and enable people to be active and engaged in the communities where the Barchester care homes operate.



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