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 former care columnist for Devon Life magazine. I am passionate about helping elderly people and people with dementia live purposeful and independent lives.
Designer of the Dementia Assistance Card and Points Of Light award recipient, Caron hopes to help carers when resources are limited and demand is ever-increasing. I am here to support you.

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