Let’s hear about our old folks

In the February edition of Ripples in Fairford and Lechlade, we reported on Eileen Hill who had recently celebrated her 95th birthday. What we omitted to say was that she is the oldest resident ‘born and bred’ in Lechlade.

This got me thinking about how the population moves around so much these days and that it is increasingly unlikely that we will live where we were raised as youngsters into our old age. I also thought about the wealth of wisdom and joy that our senior citizens bring us.

Perhaps you know someone celebrating a 90+ birthday? We’d be delighted to publish a story about them, together with a photo.

We are also keen to publish information about local services that support our older residents who find it more difficult to do basic things such as shopping and getting to medical appointments as well as opportunities for social outings and visits. In our rural communities, isolation and loneliness can make life difficult. So if you are involved in any of these services, please get in touch so we can help with promotion.

And remember George Bernard Shaw’s famous quotation: ‘Youth is wasted on the young!’



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