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Godalming care home opens its doors for a merry good time

Snow is falling, children are playing – and a Godalming care home is opening its doors to help combat loneliness in the community this festive season.

On Friday 15th December, from 10am-5pm, Care UK’s Jubilee House, on Pound Lane, is welcoming older members of the community to get into the festive spirit by joining residents and team members for an afternoon of mulled wine and mince pies as they share their favourite things about Christmas.

Studies have shown that almost 1.5 million older people feel lonelier at Christmas than any other time of year*. To help tackle loneliness, Care UK has launched its Care to Share initiative, designed to support older people through the festive season.

More than 100 Care UK homes nationwide will be taking part to give older members of the community a safe and sociable space where they can enjoy some festive fun and good company – whether it’s singing along to Christmas carols or watching a Christmas movie with a mince pie.

At Jubilee House, the team have been hard at work spreading Christmas cheer and arranging a festive afternoon where local people can share their memories and favourite things about Christmas over a mince pie and mulled wine in the home’s lounge.

Malgo Wcislo, Home Manager at Jubilee House said: “Here at Jubilee House, we’re passionate about playing an active role in our community, so we’re delighted to be opening our doors for a very special festive afternoon.

“We know December can be a difficult month for many, so this is a wonderful chance to bring people together to get into the Christmas spirit and a great opportunity for everyone to build new friendships – as well as reminisce over fond festive memories.

“We’d like to invite our older neighbours to book their place at our special event– this is certainly an event yule not want to miss!”

To find out more about Care UK’s Care to Share initiative, please visit: careuk.com/caretoshare
Care UK Jubilee House, Pound Ln, Godalming, Surrey GU7 1BX
Fri 15 Dec 2023
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