Loneliness as big a killer as obesity and as dangerous as heavy smoking.
17% of older people are in contact with family, friends and neighbours less than once a week and 11% are in contact less than once a month (Victor et al, 2003)
Frightening stuff, eh?.. I was watching a thing on TV a few nights ago. About loneliness, and of course I always knew loneliness is a serious thing. But I never thought about it properly!
One thing tho that has been playing in my mind was a lady saying..... 'next time your standing in line at the shop or post office, and the lady or man is talking to the cashier for a few minutes, before getting annoyed, think to yourself that this could be the only conversation that person may have for the rest of the day'
So this made me think!.... If ANY ONE out there who is reading this, and you feel lonely, sad or down. Or if you know someone feeling like this, our doors are ALWAYS opened.... We aren't anything special, but we are friendly, we are inviting, we do care about the people spending time in the cafe!
Come down, have a coffee, have a sandwich, have a chat. Say hello. Don't feel if you don't have many people close to you in your life that you can't come down to us, for a few hours just for a bit of company!
If you know any body who may be lonely, call up to them, ring them or text them.... A simple 'hello, how's things?' can make a huge difference to a persons day!
Make our happy place, your happy place too ♥️ .
We're excited to welcome back @notjustcoffee Packard Place to the #cloosiv family! These guys hosted us during the Beta Coffee Tour, and beginning this Tuesday, you'll be able to order ahead and pickup several of the popular coffee and food options from their busy uptown location. ☕️🍞 In a rush to get to work or simply wanting to skip the line? Use the app, #buylocal and save!