Feeling isolated in a rural area?

CountrysidePeople aged over 70 have been told by the government to prepare to self-isolate for potentially a “very long time” to help tackle the spread of coronavirus. But what will life be like for those in the countryside, often far away from their families? Follow this link to read about the experience of one rural area. However, there are lots of charitable and voluntary organisations who are helping older people. Follow this link to find out about some of the resources which are available to support older people.

Self-isolating or unable to shop for food?

FoodWhere to find food & necessities during the Coronavirus outbreak? As at 23 March, HELP and Supporting Older People, have kindly provided  a list of some companies offering deliveries locally to people who are having to self-isolate at home over the coming weeks. Please note this may be subject to change, depending on the developing situation. For the list of suppliers, please visit our ‘Topical News’ page.

This information is also being communicated via North Yorkshire Community Messaging.

Hooray! The Lunch Club is back

People eating - chef serving foodWe are delighted to say that Suzanne Marsland has very kindly agreed to take over the organisation of the Lunch Club, with the help of Judy Moisey. So, to celebrate, we are going to one of the Forum members’ favourite restaurants for lunch. To book a place, please contact Suzanne by telephone: 01423 560384.

Further Lunch Club dates will be announced in due course, in our newsletter and on our ‘Forum Events’ webpage. (Please see the notes at the top of that page).