Food for Life Get Togethers will be happening in some of the UK’s most disadvantaged and ethnically diverse areas, to tackle both unhealthy eating and loneliness in communities. Sadly, around 200,000 older people go over a month without chatting to a friend or family member and almost half of older people in care homes consider their depression ‘a normal part of ageing’. We want Get Togethers to become regular events in communities that help people across generations thrive through healthier meals and improved wellbeing.
Food for Life Better Care have been harnessing the power of good food to reduce loneliness through inter-generational linking. Watch this short film below to see the benefits of our Better Care programme in Calderdale & Kirklees.