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Abbeyfield Greenock creates an outside hub

With only two days until International Day Of Older Persons, we look at what Abbeyfield Greenock has been doing to help fight against isolation and loneliness during lockdown!

With many older people not able to see loved ones during the pandemic, Julie Shaw, House Supervisor at Abbeyfield Greenock, quickly realised it was vital to find alternative ways for residents to socialise safely and ensure they did not become isolated. She created a vital outside hub for residents where they can meet to have tea and a chat with each other and visitors.

Here we can see residents enjoying afternoon tea in their beautiful waterfront garden with a local volunteer from ‘Friends of Abbeyfield’. The volunteers have shown great support and have continued their befriending service through sending cards, letters, magazines, flowers, and gifts in the post.

While the house is not currently able to allow visitors inside, we hope to have many more sunny days in the garden. Abbeyfield Scotland will also be hosting a calendar of fun activities for residents over the next few months. Keep your eyes peeled for the photographs!