Age Concern Bexley does an extraordinary amount of good work for older people living in the Borough. So much of this work relies on the support of volunteers - as I discovered when I popped into the 'Pop in Parlour' in Bellegrove Road, Welling. The parlour provides snacks and drinks, but more importantly it provides an outlet for people to catch up with friends and know that there will be a friendly face on hand.
One of the sad things about growing older is that for some people this can lead to a growing sense of isolation. Services like the Pop in Parlour and the befriending service mean that this doesn't have to be the case. It was great to meet the volunteers and customers at the Parlour - providing a warm welcome and companionship to help older people in the area stay safe and happy.