The project matches volunteers from all walks of life and backgrounds with over-60s who want to use the service, who we call our VIPs.
The issues of loneliness and isolation are serious in Edinburgh and have worrying impacts on people’s health and wellbeing. One study found that older people in Edinburgh are the loneliest in the UK, and research shows that chronic loneliness increases the chances of developing dementia by 64% and can be as damaging to health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day.
Vintage Vibes wants to be a positive solution to these statistics, creating opportunities for the city’s over-60s to be less isolated and lonely through friendships with our wonderful volunteers.
For further information visit www.vintagevibes.org.uk