It might sound a little early to be talking about Christmas – we’ve barely had a chance to enjoy the summer sunshine! – but we want to make sure we spread the word about our festive plans for the community, reaching as many lonely people as possible.

For most of us, Christmastime conjures up joyful images of family and friends celebrating, exchanging gifts, enjoying the usual excited chatter and delicious food. For some, it can be a dreaded, sad and lonely time.

Nobody should be alone at any time of the year, and loneliness isn’t just experienced at Christmas, but it does provide us with an opportunity to identify those within our community who are most isolated and offer further support throughout the year.

After all, there’s so much going on here at Cumnor Hill House and we’re always encouraging locals to come and join in the fun. And especially at Christmas, we’d like to bring joy and companionship to people who would otherwise be alone.

Make this Christmas one to remember at Cumnor Hill House

Here in our care home in Cumnor, we really do understand how difficult Christmas can be for those struggling with loneliness. We don’t want anyone to have to spend Christmas alone if they don’t want to, which is why we’re inviting them to join us for a festive lunch on Wednesday 18th December, completely free of charge! If you know anyone who is vulnerable to loneliness, such as a person of an older age who may have few or no family or friends around, we’d like to invite them to join us for a Christmas lunch and make them feel part of our Cumnor Hill House family.

Would you like to come and join us for Christmas dinner? If you’d like to join us for a festive celebration on Wednesday 18th December 2019 here at Cumnor Hill House, please get in touch. We can support you with transport to and from our festive lunch if required, and on arrival, you’ll receive a very warm welcome and will be introduced to fellow guests.

Everyone sits together to enjoy a leisurely three-course meal, sharing stories and making friends – at the end of the meal, each guest is given a hamper to unwrap, which for many is their only Christmas gift.

Please note, this is a closed event for pre-booked individuals only. Numbers are limited, so be sure to contact Cumnor Hill House at your earliest convenience to secure your place. Call us on 01865 415185 or email info@cumnorhillhouse.com – we look forward to hearing from you.