Virtual Village is virtually a go
The ‘virtual village’ initiative outlined in the last issue of The Beacon is progressing well and we are seeking feedback from the Howick community to find out whether a Village without Walls @ Howick would be of interest to them.
The virtual village would provide a new way for older people to support each other in the community and create new friendships and connections. HBH Senior Living CEO, Bonnie Robinson, says ‘This is particularly important as we now know that loneliness is a major health issue affecting older people physically as well as psychologically. In fact recent research shows that chronic loneliness is as bad for your health as smoking!”
If you’d like to have your say about this exciting new initiative, pick up a survey from our reception, or complete the survey online here.