Daytime Social Group wishes to "meet up" with caring sponsors to discuss support for this new and popular service
The Daytime Social Group has been established to motivate, encourage and assist elderly people to get out and about during the daytime and do more of the things they enjoy but perhaps feel unable to do by themselves or at night.
It also offers one-to-one friendship, companionship and support to those who are housebound, shy, scared, lonely, bereaved, physically disabled and who may find it difficult to socialise.
The Group started on 6th March, 2015 and currently has a membership of 150, with the number rising every day. Members voluntarily contact the group through their "Meet-up" website, which gives them the freedom to choose where they want to be, what they want to do and when they want to do it.
The main aims and aspirations of the group are
To create and open up opportunities for people of like mind and interest to come together and share and enjoy more of life at a time of the day when it is cheaper, quieter and easier to get around; and to do some of the things they have always wanted to do but either did not have the time or the company to do it with
To offer friendship and companionship to people who are housebound, shy, scared, lonely, bereaved, physically disabled and those who finds it difficult to communicate or to socialise.
Financial support is required to help fund a location and the establishment of a permanent meeting place for members to meet on a regular basis; and to facilitate the coordination and organisation of the voluntary "friends for living" service, which will offer friendship and companionship to people who are unable to get out and about during the day.