All Sunrise Senior Living communities and Gracewell Healthcare homes are opening up their doors to older people who would have otherwise spent Christmas Day alone.
Inspired by the powerful message from Age UK which says ‘No one Should Have No one’ this Christmas, Sunrise and Gracewell are reaching out to older people in their local areas who previously had no one to spend Christmas with, and inviting them for lunch on 25th December.
Sunrise and Gracewell have communities and homes located across England and Wales and will be working with their local branches of Age UK to identify those people who would benefit most from participating. The people who are invited will be able to enjoy a Christmas lunch with all the trimmings, as well as warmth, festivities and – most importantly – company.
Loneliness among older people is a serious reality; more than a million older people in the UK say they go for over a month without speaking to a friend, neighbour or family member. This means they have no one to turn to for the support they need in tough times, but also often have no one with whom they can share the good things that make life worth living.
Christmas Day should be filled with warmth and happiness for all and Sunrise and Gracewell are showing their commitment to making that a reality for people in their communities and beyond.
Amanda Scott Managing Director of Sunrise Senior Living and Gracewell Healthcare, said:
“At Sunrise and Gracewell, we always aim to be hubs at the heart of the communities we serve. We love welcoming guests with open arms and never is that more important than on Christmas day.
We are all very much looking forward to the 25th and ensuring our guests know they have new friends around them.”