25 Jan 2015
97 per cent prefer to stay in their home
A One Poll survey* in July 2014 found that that 97 per cent of adults would prefer to stay in their home rather than move into residential care.
From support for those with dementia to lunch and afternoon tea clubs, there is a wide variety of Surrey community organisations offering much entertainment and support across the borough. A good place to start is the Surrey Community website, which offers an A to Z on what is available.
If you enjoy tea, cake and a chat, the Surrey Contact the Elderly has a number of different groups across the borough. From Epsom to Bexhill and from Guildford to Woking, the charity organises monthly afternoon tea parties for small groups of older peoplen aged 75 years or older. Run by local volunteers, for more information on the Surrey groups, please contact Julia Rivas on: 01273 805451, or drop her an email.
From walks in Surrey’s beautiful parks to running lunch clubs, Age UK Surrey offers a wide variety of support and entertainment for elderly people across the borough. Please contact them on: 01483 503 414.
For information on local Surrey clubs, and support organisations for disabled people, Ableize.com is an organisation which offers a comprehensive list of all the Surrey Community, Care and Support organisations If you or a family member is disabled, Surrey Able-ize may well help point you in the right direction.
Royal Voluntary Service Surrey helps older people maintain their independence and stay involved in the local community. They have volunteers across Surrey who offer help and support across Farnham, Guildford, Chertsey, Epsom, Frimley, Woking and the surrounding areas. Give them a call on: 01252 419340, or drop them an email for further information.