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Newlands Care Centre opens its doors to lonely older people on Valentine’s Day

Local care home Newlands Care Centre in Workington will be opening it’s doors to a number of people from the community to help tackle loneliness in their local community.

Elderly people who might usually eat alone, are invited to join the residents and teams at the home on Friday 14th February 2020 for a 3 course meal.

If you know of anyone who would benefit from this event, please contact Newlands Care Centre on 01900 872257 or email [email protected]. Transport can be arranged.

Diners will be treated to a tasty 3 course lunch in the home’s dining room. Guests will have a chance to chat to the home’s staff and residents and enjoy some music while enjoying their food, and will be able to partake in some friendly games with those at the home after their meal.

The home’s Head Chef will be producing a range of dishes to cover varied individual dietary needs and preferences, so diners are able to eat to their fill, accompanied with a wide selection of beverages.

The ‘Don’t Dine Alone’ initiative was launched by care provider Barchester Healthcare as a way 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.

Kim Whelan, General Manager at Newlands Care Centre, 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.”

Newlands Care Centre is run by Barchester Healthcare, one of the UK’s largest care providers, which is committed to delivering personalised care across its care homes and hospitals. Newlands Care Centre provides residential care, nursing care and dementia care for 50 residents from respite care to long term stays.

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