An open door, to say hello

  • Posts: 34
    08/09/2018  10:52

     

    Hi Carol

     

    Thank you for getting back in touch and for sharing your age with me. I am really pleased to know that you have people you can reach out too and that you feel comfortable chatting on this forum.

     

    Something I would like to make you aware of The Silver Line Charity. They provide a free, confidential helpline that offers friendship and advice to older people 24 hours a day, every single day of the year. From friendship calls, to friendship letters they offer a range of support services to help combat loneliness. You can reach them by calling 0800 4 70 80 90, or visit their website to find out more here: https://www.thesilverline.org.uk/what-we-do/our-helpline/

     

    I really hope that this information will be useful to you but Carol, but if you would just like to talk to me about anything at all then please don’t hesitate to send me another message.

     

    Take care,

    Sam


  • Posts: 18
    09/09/2018  18:52

    Thankyou Sam for the silver line help I may try them out as well as cruise.

    I am trying to build friends through local groups line dancing, zumba class and knit and stitch so far and I have been invited to rockchoir to go with a friend. Finding it helpful getting out there before the long winter evenings start and I do understand when you said if I want to rather than feeling I must. Friends and family keep telling me not to overdo it but I am still enjoying myself. I did walk out in tears on one class when I felt very alone so I have learnt from that and not going back there. 


  • Posts: 34
    11/09/2018  07:52

    Carol50, it is lovely to read about the activities you do and that you find joy in these. It is important to recognise what is helping and what isn't and to then take an appropriate action. I am hoping that this forum is also providing you with support and comfort and we are here to listen and chat even during those long winter days which are no doubt approaching. 


    Take care 


    Sam 

  • Posts: 34
    Edited by: Samantha - 18/10/2018 09:38

    Hello again everyone,

     

    I just wanted to send another message to say hello to any new visitors to our online community, and to allow anyone that has previously got in touch with me to chat if you would like any further information or support.

     

    I’m here with a listening ear if anybody needs to talk.

     

    Take care,

    Sam

     

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