A charity working to alleviate loneliness among the older generation is aiming to launch a group in Alford.
Aberdeen University is aiming to tackle loneliness in a pioneering study.
A church based in Inverness has pledged to tackle the loneliness many would normally experience on Christmas Day.
The unhappiness of young girls is a tragedy and a crisis. We have created a social structure which is unduly tough on adolescents, for no obvious purpose. The young were once under pressure to find work, marry or help the family – as these old economic forces die away, so Scotland should reinvent childhood.
“It is not usually like this in Aberdeen.” That’s what people are telling me.
A range of new initiatives to help older people are being developed by Royal Voluntary Service in partnership with NHS Grampian and Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care partnership.
It’s one of the loneliest times of the year for those facing social isolation.
We’ve said goodbye to the festive season and most of us are now settling back into our usual routine.
A north charity is bringing the area’s teenagers and pensioners together in an effort to combat loneliness in old age.
The generations come together, over tea, cakes and conversation, every time the Irvine family hold a party on behalf of Contact the Elderly (CtE).
The Christmas adverts have already appeared on our TV screens, portraying scenes of lively family gatherings and large groups of friends having fun.
George Whyte can still remember the moment he set eyes on his wife Nelly, whom he met at a Highland Fling 65 years ago.
A one-off £500,000 lifesaving fund is available for organisations tackling the growing problem of loneliness.
Nearly half the people living in Aberdeen have little if any contact with older people, a survey has revealed.