Elders Project

Loneliness and isolation is more detrimental to physical health than smoking 20 cigarettes a day, and can have a negative impact on mental and emotional wellbeing. For older people, often living alone, having opportunities to socialise with friends is a lifeline to maintaining their health and happiness. 

Our Elders project takes a holistic approach to the well-being of the over 50s. The project aims to improve the health and lifestyles of the community elders through information, engagement, diet and exercise to tackle poverty and to play a key role in countering high incidences of isolation, loneliness and poor health among the elderly Somali people.

How We Help

  • Weekly Breakfast Club
  • Social activities
  • Chair-based exercise classes
  • Board games and Somali Chess
  • Regular outings to places of interest
  • Regular speeches and presentations on topics such as health and wellbeing, healthy eating, and caring for oneself or a loved one
  • Tai Chi and Yoga
  • Outings and group walks