Queensmount Bupa Care Home on Queens Park West Drive, Bournemouth is throwing open its doors to elderly people who face Christmas Day alone this year.
The home has partnered with Community Christmas, a charity that believes no elderly person in the UK should be alone on Christmas Day unless they want to be, to help to reduce isolation amongst local elderly people at a time of year when they can feel particularly lonely.
Nicola Soulsby, general manager at Queensmount said: “We know loneliness is a growing issue for elderly people – at Christmas and all year round. It’s great that we are in a position to support Community Christmas by opening our doors on Christmas Day to offer our elderly community somewhere they can enjoy a traditional Christmas dinner and some festive fun in the company of others. I know our residents are looking forward to welcoming some new faces to the table on Christmas Day.”