Sorry to be cheesy with this one but I couldn’t help myself.

I have  really started to realise the importance of good neighbours to the elderly.

The peace of mind knowing someone is there if they have a problem, someone to have a chat and a cup of tea with, someone to collect the paper and a few bits of shopping. It’s the small things that make a difference.

Some people cook meals for their elderly neighbours and invite them in for Christmas dinner, others take them out in the car for the day.

Neighbours fill the gap of distant relatives and lost loved ones and make the elderly feel they are cared about.


Award-winning blogger and care columnist for Devon Life magazine, Caron also campaigns for recognition of the needs elderly people and their carers. Designer and creator of the award-winning Dementia Assistance Cards which are free to all, and helping thousands of people globally Caron is passionate and committed to making a difference

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