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Friendships across the generations
Who are Re-engage?
Re-engage provides social connections for older people at a time in their lives when their social circles are diminishing.
Re-engage encourages older people to connect physically via their “Tea Parties”.
It also provides telephone friendship where physical contact is not possible, by linking volunteers to people with the same interests, professions, and outlooks, creating a stronger foundation for these links to grow into more meaningful friendships.
Their vision is a world where no one is ever too old to make friends and enjoy social interaction.
Their mission is to work within communities to end social isolation and loneliness in older people.
Why Have I chosen this Charity?
Loneliness is such a debilitating feeling which has been linked as a cause for lots of issues
It has been attributed as a factor that contributes to:
• Altered brain function
• Alzheimer's disease progression
• Antisocial behaviour
• Cardiovascular disease and stroke
• Decreased memory and learning
• Depression and suicide
• Increased stress levels
• Poor decision-making
Re-engage is a smaller charity where our fundraising initiative will have large impact and enable both organisations to improve our public profile
I believe Re-engage aligns perfectly with my theme as National President, "Continuous Friendship".
The recent COVID pandemic has made it even more important to reach out and support both our members and the elderly who find themselves alone.
I encourage you all to reach out to those who have been affected through illness, becoming widowed or just losing touch, to reconnect with your clubs, to try and re-establish links and friendships that have been lost over time. It is so easy to lose contact and when time passes people find it difficult to reconnect.
Pick up the phone, I am sure the friendships will quickly re-establish themselves.
Remember Friendship is not just for the good times, friends do not always agree but friends always respect and support each other.
We can also help by volunteering. Have a look at the Re-engage Website. There may be a “Tea Party” near you that needs some help.
Re-engage is a registered charity in England and Wales (1146149) and in Scotland (SC039377). Company Number (07869142) Registered Office: 7 Bell Yard, London, WC2A 2JR