Loneliness Campaign
There are already dozens of Yorkshire events on the Community Christmas site. Picture: PA Photo/thinkstockphotos

Site aims to ensure no one spends Christmas Day alone

A WEST Yorkshire pensioner who spent Christmas Day at his local care home has told how an initiative that brings people together on December 25 spared his loneliness, as research revealed that almost three quarters of older people in Yorkshire still don’t know how they will spend Christmas.

Sylvia Bartle, Jeanette Martin, Coun Ros Jump, Sandra Martin, Jean Dex, and Jean Kendal walking through Dunswell, near Beverley, a village in Yorkshire that has the most rapidly ageing population.  Picture Tony Johnson.

Yorkshire community has the biggest increase in over-65s

Just a few miles away, Dunswell has experienced a similar change to Cherry Burton, but on a grander scale. It has seen
the most rapid increase in over-65s in Yorkshire – rising from four per cent to 30 per cent of the population in the past 30 years.

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