Barnsley pub hosting event which aims to beat loneliness among elderly

A '˜friendship lunch' aimed at tackling loneliness among elderly people has been launched at a pub in Barnsley.

Monday, 18th July 2016, 11:09 am
Updated Monday, 18th July 2016, 12:14 pm
Stewart Dean, manager of Toby Carvery in Dodworth, with two staff members.

The concept is based on a similar scheme in North Yorkshire in which people who may feel isolated and alone are invited to enjoy a meal and make new friends. The inaugural friendship lunch will take place at the Toby Carvery in Dodworth on Monday, July 25, from 11.30am to 2.30pm.

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Vocalist Susan St Nicholas will be singing songs from yesteryear and a two-course meal costs £6.