Guild Care's Creating Connections service continues to make a significant impact on the lives of older adults by promoting social connections and reducing isolation. Pam, a dedicated member, has found new joy and purpose through her involvement in the service.

Pam, who has been living alone since her husband passed away two years ago, joined Creating Connections to meet new friends and stay active. "It’s nice to get out of the house. I love people’s company and have a good time. We’re all similar ages and have a laugh, it’s great fun," Pam shares. The weekly sessions have provided her with a sense of belonging and something to look forward to.

In addition to social activities, Pam initiated a knitting project after seeing a call for help from Worthing Hospital. Using her knitting skills learned from her mother, she and three other group members have created 30 hats for premature babies. "We’ve done them in pinks, blues, and whatever double knitting people have got," Pam proudly shares.

Pam's involvement with Creating Connections has not only alleviated her loneliness but also rekindled her passion for knitting and crocheting. She has crafted a jumper for her granddaughter in Australia and is now working on a cardigan for her twin sister.

The Creating Connections service, dedicated to promoting independence among those over 65, offers one-to-one befriending and weekly face-to-face group activities. From seated exercise classes and bingo to live music, dancing, and the beloved Sunday lunch club, the service promotes a vibrant and inclusive community.

To learn more about the Creating Connections service, call 01903 528635 or click here

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