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Understanding loneliness

Understanding loneliness

Many people experience loneliness to one degree or another, and the current pandemic may be making this more common.  The Great Get Together and The Marmalade Trust have come together to produce the Understanding Loneliness Toolkit to help raise awareness and reduce...
Online art tours

Online art tours

Art galleries around the world are now offering online tours.  This Time Out London article provides suggestions of some London galleries that you can now enjoy virtually. If you’d like to make this a social event, you could start up a weekly cultural club with some...
Get singing

Get singing

Singing is an uplifting activity which can help to boost mood and happiness.  Anyway, who doesn’t love a bit of a sing along? Luminate (Scotland’s creative ageing organisation) has worked with award-winning musician Karine Polwart, and choirs and song leaders around...
Organise a New Year games night for the family

Organise a New Year games night for the family

Whilst the traditional New Year family get together might be off the cards this year, we can still enjoy some of that family fun.  Organising an online New Year’s games night is one way of doing this.  You could either arrange just one game, or a selection of games,...
Build a family time capsule

Build a family time capsule

Building a family time capsule is an activity that the whole family can take part in. You can ask each relative, and maybe some friends too, to select something special for the capsule.  Ask each person to write a short note explaining what they have chosen and why....