Christmas is the season for family and friends, but for many, it can be the loneliest time of the year. Whether they have suffered from the loss of a loved one or their family have moved away, many older adults may find themselves alone and isolated for Christmas. However there are many ways you can stay involved this Christmas. A phone or video call to keep in contact with long lost friends or relatives overseas is an ideal way to stay connected, despite being in different locations.
There are community events taking place over the holidays including free Christmas lunch events organised around Perth for people not celebrating Christmas Day with others. Mission Australia have organised a free Christmas Lunch in the Park, held at Wellington Square Park, East Perth throughout the day. There is also a BYO Christmas Lunch for strangers and newcomers held on Christmas Day at Kings Park War Memorial at 12pm.
For more information about Mission Australia’s Christmas Lunch in the Park click here.
For more information about the Christmas BYO Lunch in Kings Park click here.
For more information about how to Act, Belong and Commit for your mental health this Christmas visit the Act, Belong, Commit website here.
If you or someone you know is going through a tough time this Christmas visit the BeyondBlue website here.