Posted on: Tuesday 23 October 2018
A new group that aims to tackle loneliness by bringing different generations together for a cuppa and a chat is launching in Cwmbran.
Ffrind i mi / Friend of Mine is for people who want the opportunity to share experiences and meet new people in a relaxed and informal setting.
The sessions are at the Greenmeadow Community Farm’s Cafe Cwtch and entry is free*.
They take place on the first Monday of each month from 10am-11:30am, starting on Monday 5 November.
Clare Jordan, Lead Nurse Patient Engagement and Education, said:
“We know that some new parents can find their new roles a bit daunting and lonely, especially if they have no or limited support and guidance from families or friends.
“We have also heard from parents and grandparents whose children and grandchildren have left home and how lonely they feel.
“Bringing these groups of people together with different experiences means that everyone can be a genuine and natural support to one another.”
Councillor Richard Clark, executive member for health, adult services and wellbeing, said:
"People of all ages can feel lonely or isolated at anytime and for any reason. You might be new parents, grandparents, carers or those who've children who've flown the nest.
"Whatever your age or background, Ffrind i mi / Friend of Mine is an excellent way to bring people together in a relaxed and friendly environment."
*Admission prices for the full farm are £6.50 per adult, £5.40 per child (age 2+, under 2s are free) or £23.50 for a family (2 adults and up to 3 children)