Social Connections Nestle Guest Blog

York Cares offers us the opportunity to get involved in the Social Connections programme which helps to reduce social isolation and loneliness in some of Yorks’ oldest residents. Every time we turn up at an Independent Living Community or Care Home we are greeted by residents who have a rich connection with the history of Chocolate in York, many of them have worked at Rowntrees or Terry’s and enjoy the opportunity to share their stories.

This summer we thought we would go to a different Independent Living Community so we arranged to go to Gale Farm Court in Acomb.

As a team we thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon at Gale Farm Court, the bingo and quiz went down a storm and its always great to listen to some of the life experiences /stories from the residents.

For us this opportunity was both rewarding and fun and puts in to perspective the most important things in life.

When we are involved in these community projects we always hope it makes some small difference in breaking down isolation and loneliness.

We left the residence on Friday evening feeling a great sense of achievement and are looking forward to our next event.

Adrian Brown, Customer Service Executive, Nestle.