A FALMOUTH care home is inviting elderly members of the community to come in and enjoy afternoon tea with residents.

In a bid to tackle loneliness in the community, Falmouth Court will be offering those who often eat alone to come into the home on a Wednesday afternoon every week for afternoon tea and to enjoy the company of the home's staff and residents.

Whilst enjoying food from the home’s cafe, guests will also be able to join in afternoon activities with those who live at the home.

The ‘Don’t Dine Alone’ initiative was launched by care provider Barchester Healthcare to reach out to isolated or vulnerable members of their local communities. Barchester Healthcare is also behind Barchester’s Charitable Foundation, which is a registered charity that gives grants to older people and other adults with a disability to help combat loneliness and enable people to be active and engaged in the communities where the Barchester care homes operate.

Haley Reeve-Larson, general manager at Falmouth Court said: “Loneliness can be a big problem for elderly people, especially as the weather gets colder. Our doors are always open to new friends of the home.”

Falmouth Court provides residential care and dementia care for 66 residents from respite care to long-term stays.

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