Published: Tuesday 30th April 2019
Newfield Lodge care home is to host a community lunch in a bid to help combat loneliness in Castleford. The home, on Brookfield Avenue, will throw open its doors on Friday 24th May, inviting members of the community to enjoy a fresh, home-cooked meal free of charge, followed by some musical entertainment.
The event coincides with the results of a two-year study by Age UK and the University of Bristol entitled ‘Older Men on the Margins’. It found that men over 60 can be particularly vulnerable towards feelings of isolation because they struggle to seek support in clubs and groups which they feel might be geared more towards women.
Karen Hughes, care manager, said:“Newfield Lodge takes its place at the heart of the community very seriously and we know that there are men and women in our area who are struggling with feelings of loneliness and isolation. We also know how much our residents enjoy welcoming guests into their home and thought that a delicious fish and chip lunch cooked by our award winning chef Chris would be a great way to bring everyone together.
“We’re able to provide a warm, safe and comfortable place for guests to come along, enjoy a meal and perhaps forge new friendships. It’s also a great way to show people how fulfilling life at Newfield Lodge can be and how much we get up to on a daily basis.”
Proud to be rated as ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission, Newfield Lodge provides person-centered care in a luxurious and modern building that boasts a hair salon, café and landscaped gardens.
This free event is open to local people over the age of 65 but places are limited. Anyone wishing to attend should book their place by calling 01977 524 267 before Friday 17thMay.