Re-engage are delighted to have been nominated as ‘Charity of the Year’ by Aura Care Living. The campaign, launching this November, will have a focus on loneliness amongst older people, with the aim of working towards combating the ever-increasing issue of isolated living in people over 65.
With two villages in Cirencester and Camberley, Aura Care Living aims to fundamentally change later-life living, while setting new standards of excellence.
To celebrate our partnership, the campaign will kick off with a big initiative this Christmas, where Aura Care Living will be offering a free two-night stay in each of its’ Care Homes for both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day nights. The chosen nominees will be invited to stay at each of the care homes from mid-morning on Christmas Eve, in time for a delicious lunch; right through until Boxing Day morning. They will be cared for by some of the best staff in the industry and eat award-winning food, and all in fabulous luxury surroundings.
Both homes are opening up nominations from 01 November 2019, which can be found online here: https://www.auracareliving.com/reengage-aura-care. Aura Care Living is inviting people who are over 65 years old, who they know will be on their own this Christmas. You can nominate a friend, loved one, family member or neighbour to be awarded this wonderful festive break.
For any nominee who is not selected will be welcomed by Re-engage to take part in Community Christmas, so that they may attend Christmas events in their local area.
In addition, Aura Care Living will notify these nominees of their own community events that they host ongoing throughout the year in each of their Cirencester and Camberley homes, to help combat loneliness. These events include Sing-A-Long Choruses, Magic Moment Cafes and Cheese & Wine Nights, and offer local elderly people the opportunity to regularly engage with other people living in the same area, and create new friendships.
Nominations for the Christmas Campaign for places in the care homes close on 2nd December 2019.
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