‘It makes me get out of bed in the morning’

Joint Chair of Churches Together on the Cartmel Peninsula, Tricia Calway, shares how their local group for seniors is now bringing comfort across the country...

As time marches on, Covid-19 has done many things to many people, not least to cause a sense of loneliness and depression.

To bring a smile to folks’ faces and to help them remember the good times, the Senior Community Friendship Club from South Cumbria continued its activities online and now has a thriving website that does just that. It reaches out nationwide, to care homes and independent ‘home aloners’ all over the UK.

The website is fun and interactive and designed to raise people’s spirits. There are many contributions from senior citizens who find it a valuable antidote to the ongoing pandemic. We are also linked to a local primary school who write and read stories for us and send in colourful pictures. 

As Joint Chair of Churches Together on the Cartmel Peninsula I edit the site. ‘However, it is designed by seniors for seniors.’ ‘We have many contributions from senior citizens who find it fun and very worthwhile. Anyone can contribute a poem, sing a song, write a story, all contributions are welcome.’

One regular contributor, 90-year-old Denys says ‘ I am writing a three part memoir from 80 years ago and I must admit, it gets me out of bed in the morning.’

If you would like to contribute, contact Tricia by email

Explore the Friendship Club online