Elderly Care

Purley is now a friend to dementia sufferers

Posted on January 5th, by Sophie Clark in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

The town in southern Croydon has earned dementia-friendly status, but what does this entail?

Purley is a unique community. It has independent shops and cafes, numerous charity shops, estate agents, and a large superstore. It all makes for an eclectic mix of visitors to the town centre.

There are many people who visit Purley town centre who are living with dementia. I have observed them attending … Read More »

Be a friend in Croydon: act now and help change the future of loneliness

Posted on June 18th, by CronxWire in CronxWire. No Comments

National Care Home Open Day takes place this Friday (19th June), and the national charity Friends of the Elderly encourages Croydon residents to combat loneliness and get to know their elderly neighbours at two local care homes, Woodcote Grove House and Orford House.

Release begins: Friends of the Elderly’s Be a Friend campaign is combatting loneliness in the older population by encouraging people to get to know their older neighbours.

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What matters to you in your community?

Posted on June 25th, by Rajdeep in Politics & Society. No Comments

Welcome to the the newly-launched community section. Raj Sandhu wants your opinions and ideas to fill it with

You may have noticed a few changes at the Citizen in recent weeks, that’s if you’re an avid follower. After going into print we’ve continued to bring more people onto the team. Now we’ve been able to expand and assign some section editors. We’ve combined the community section … Read More »