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Waypoints hosts free social event for isolated Plymouth residents

A Plymouth dementia care home is warmly inviting local people who feel isolated in their own homes to a special free social event.

As a Dignity Champion, Waypoints home is supporting a national campaign running in February by holding an informal free event where people can come together for a friendly chat over tea and cake. It is estimated that 41,700 people aged 65 years and over live in Plymouth and almost 16,000 of them may live alone.

 

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The Plymouth event on Tuesday 25th February from 11am is part of a national initiative by The National Dignity Council to encourage dignity and compassion at the heart of care and communities. The Tamar Bistro at the Waypoints home in Ernesettle Lane is the venue for the ‘Digni-tea’ event.

 

Waypoints care home manager Tessa Marriott said: “Our residents are like an extended family and they benefit greatly from the social interaction and peace of mind knowing that someone is close to hand if they need anything. We know that there are many people living in their own homes who do not have regular contact with anyone.

 

“Talking and even just being in a room with other people is very therapeutic. Having contact with others is stimulating and can do wonders for confidence and self-esteem. We want our neighbours in the wider community to feel valued and know that we care about their health and wellbeing.”

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