A charity that seeks to combat loneliness is appealing for residents in the Carnoustie area to put the kettle on and provide some tea and company for older people who may be socially isolated.
Contact the Elderly organises free Sunday afternoon tea parties for older folk living alone, and is inviting people living in Carnoustie and Monifieth to open their homes and act as hosts.
The parties provide a lifeline of friendship for people who find it difficult to get out and about, and are usually held in a host’s home with guests chauffeured to and from the events by volunteer drivers.
The Carnoustie group has been running for about three years, but demand is growing and guests now also come from Monifieth.
Area organiser Jean Malcolm said: “The outings provide such a great deal of pleasure for our guests and the commitment involved for hosts is really not too onerous.
“It only takes a few hours’ work a month and the return, in terms of satisfaction, far outweighs that.
“We already know from our regular volunteers that they feel such a small amount of time is well worth donating to see the difference it makes to our guests’ lives.
“I’ve every confidence the residents of Carnoustie and Monifieth will step forward to help us out.”
Contact the Elderly is also looking for more volunteers for its Tealing group and would be delighted to hear from hosts or drivers in that area.
To find out more about becoming a guest or volunteer, call Caroline Peter on 01561 405011.