For some Christmas is a lonely time of year so here are some simple tips to make sure everyone has a merry festive season. Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year but it can also be a tricky time of the year too. For many Kiwi's it's a time where feelings of loneliness can become overwhelming.
So, we feel it's important to take a good look at this other side of Christmas and do our best to alleviate some of that loneliness during the festive season.
How can we combat loneliness over Christmas?
The good folks at Age Concern say the holiday season is the perfect opportunity to break the ice and make contact with the people who live around us. Knowing your neighbours can make a significant impact on alleviating feelings of isolation.
Here are five tips for making contact...
Invite your older neighbour to share a meal or a cup of tea with you
Pop over with a hand-made card from a child
Ring your neighbour to wish them Happy Christmas
Pop over with a jar of homemade jam or pickles
Look out for them