Finding Companionship and Support in Torpoint

Ageing can be challenging, but with the right support and companionship, older adults can maintain their independence and live life to the fullest. In Torpoint, Devon, there are many age-friendly attractions and community groups that offer companionship and support for older adults.

It’s not uncommon to feel lonely or isolated from the world around us as we age. But staying socially active and finding companionship can be a key part of ageing well and maintaining our independence.

In this article, we’ll explore some available local resources in Torpoint and how Home Instead’s home care services can help older adults find the companionship and support needed to thrive.

Age-Friendly Activities in Torpoint

One of the best ways to stay socially active is to get out and explore the world around you. Fortunately, Torpoint has many age-friendly attractions that offer beautiful scenery and a chance to connect with others. Some of the best attractions in the area include:

Antony Woodland Garden: This beautiful woodland garden offers stunning views of the surrounding countryside and a tranquil atmosphere perfect for a relaxing day out with loved ones.

Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park: A stunning 16th century home and one of the most beautiful grade 1 listed gardens in the country where you can see fallow deer and explore the woodland and coastal walks. We suggest a bite to eat at the Orangery or Stables Cafe before visiting the independent shops and local art exhibits.

Community Groups in Torpoint

Another excellent way to stay socially active is to connect with others through community groups and hobbies. Torpoint has many community groups that offer companionship, support, and opportunities to connect with others. Some of the groups you can find in the local area include:

  • Torpoint Bowling Club: The club is a great local place to enjoy the hobby of lawn bowling. It is available to members of all ages and skill levels. The Torpoint Bowling Club provides coaching sessions for individuals who are new to the sport too.
  • The Friends of Thanckes Park: A local volunteer group supporting the renovation of the park. Through their Facebook page, they organise many regular events and local activities.
  • Torpoint Lady Singers: This is a community choir based in Torpoint. The choir was established in 1974 and has since grown to be a well-liked and renowned ensemble in the neighbourhood music scene.
  • Millbrook Memory Cafe: Meeting on the 1st Tuesday of every month from 2 – 4 p.m. This group offers support and companionship for older adults living with dementia and their carers. It’s a safe and welcoming space where people can connect with others who understand what they’re going through.
  • Saltash Memory Cafe: This is back up and running every 2nd and 4th Wednesday from 2 – 4 p.m. with parking available at Burraton Methodist Church, Liskeard Road, Saltash PL12 4RH
  • Age UK Plymouth: This organisation offers a wide range of services for older adults, including companionship services, support for caregivers, and information and advice on a variety of topics. They can help older adults connect with others in the community and find the support they need to maintain their independence.

Home Instead’s Home Care Services

While new hobbies and community groups are fantastic ways to stay socially active, some older adults may need additional support to maintain independence. Home Instead’s home care services are designed to provide older adults with the support and assistance they need to live independently.

Our local Care Professionals are highly skilled and caring, ensuring that older adults receive the best possible relationship-led care, in their own homes and community.

Contact our team or give us a call today to learn more about our home care in Torpoint and in the wider Tavistock and Tamar Valley area and how we can help you or your loved ones.

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