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Older people invited to paint 'friendship rocks' in bid to tackle loneliness

PUBLISHED: 14:48 30 July 2018

People of all ages were invited to take part Picture: ANGLIA CARE

People of all ages were invited to take part Picture: ANGLIA CARE

ANGLIA CARE

Older people were encouraged to become 'rock stars' for a day, as part of an Ipswich-based event designed to tackle loneliness among the elderly.

The event provided an opportunity for older people to spend time with family and friends Picture: ANGLIA CAREThe event provided an opportunity for older people to spend time with family and friends Picture: ANGLIA CARE

Anglia Care arranged an arts and crafts day in honour of International Friendship Day, where people of all ages were invited to paint a ‘friendship rock’ in exchange for a donation to Age UK Suffolk.

Held at Ipswich County Library, the event provided an opportunity for older people to spend time with friends and family.

Manuela Tise, director of Anglia Care said: “This relaxing workshop allows us to promote friendship and also raise some funds to support Age UK Suffolk in their mission to befriend and help combat loneliness among the elderly.”

Jo Reeder, head of fundraising and marketing at Age UK Suffolk, added: “We are delighted to be working with Anglia Care on such a fun and innovative project that will bring people together.”

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