Our Vocal Vibes Singing Group leader, Val, has made a little message for our VIP group members to get involved while isolated.
We talk about the 8 things we are doing right now to ensure that connections stay strong for isolated older people during COVID-19.
We know that this is a tough time, and that it's hard to know what to do to help. Here are a few ideas of how to support your community during COVID-19.
Vintage Vibes is an award-winning partnership project between LifeCare Edinburgh and The Broomhouse Centre and Enterprises part funded by the National Lottery Community Fund and Comic Relief.
Started in 2015, Vintage Vibes tackles isolation and loneliness among over 60s (called our VIPs) in Edinburgh by creating long lasting one to one friendships offering support, companionship and the opportunity for VIPs to be more socially connected and active in their local community.
To find out more about Vintage Vibes and how to refer someone, click here.
We’re looking for volunteers of all ages (17+) from across Edinburgh.
To find out more about volunteering for Vintage Vibes, click here.
Interview: Wilma and Jean talk about their friendship
A society where everyone over 60 lives a fulfilled life through real friendship, connection and being treated as an individual.
To help lonely and isolated over-60s by providing companionship and support that is personalised to their needs and integrated with local communities. To bring about a long-lasting change in attitudes towards the city’s over-60s. To encourage friendships between all generations and ensure the over-60s are treated with care, dignity and respect.
Want to join our community? Click here to find out about volunteering.