Derek Edge

March 29, 2018

"I was bought a smart phone and my first thought was ‘well the phone might be smart but I am not’. I did say that there is…


Anne Davis

January 20, 2018

"I saw an ad for a Brightlife Drop-In being held the church hall at St-Mary-Without-The-Walls and thought I’d try it. Sue who…


Enid Nielson (83)

December 10, 2017

"Following my heart attack I wanted to make sure I had more people around me. Mixing with others just makes you feel better. I…


Margaret Vernon (84)

December 10, 2017

"I attend the ‘What’s Cooking’ group in Frodsham and whilst we always get loads of fantastic recipe tips but really it’s…


Chris Ellis (65)

December 10, 2017

"I’d been having problems with depression and was feeling very low so asked at the Library what was going on in Frodsham and…


Eveline and Betty

November 13, 2017

Eveline and Betty are firm friends, they meet at the Salvation Army Day Care every Friday and phone for a chat and to check up on…


Volunteer Emma (37)

October 15, 2017

Emma found that volunteering with older people gave her a sense of direction, purpose and fulfilment that she hadn’t felt in…


Sylvia Miller (71)

September 21, 2017

After being told she may never walk again, Sylvia Miller hit an all-time low. Until her mid-sixties she had been healthy and…


George (86)

August 26, 2017

“When my wife died, I thought life was over for me, too.” After years of being a full time carer for his wife, 86-year-old…


Beryl (86)

July 19, 2017

“I still get lonely sometimes, but now I’ve got something to look forward to.”When 86-year-old Beryl moved to Winsford to be…


Audrey Thomas (89)

May 9, 2017

89-year-old Audrey Thomas became lonely after a series of chronic illnesses left her housebound for several months and she lost…


Ian (68)

April 21, 2016

After I retired, I didn’t miss my job, but I really missed the friendships and just being around people my own age. Through…


Community Compass

March 21, 2016

Simone Cobbold and Yvonne Boyle had an idea to improve the lives of older people in Cheshire. Thanks to Brightlife’s new fund…

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