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Welcome to the December edition of the Romsey & Wellow Gazette.

So this is my last Welcome Letter and Magazine for 2017; and as I have said before “where has this year gone?” To me it’s frightening. I hope many of you have had a good year. I know that for some 2017 may not have been a good year, myself included, but eventually there is light at the end of the tunnel and happy times again. Christmas is not far away now. A time of joy and lots to do and very excited children.

For some it is a time of year that they do not enjoy and we must remember this. I always say please try and think of those who do not have family close by and some who do not even have family; an elderly neighbour who cannot get out, just a knock on the door with maybe some festive food and a smile says so much.

It may also be their choice to stay at home, lots of elderly feel more secure and safe in their own surroundings, but still enjoy seeing a friendly face. Every week I visit my 92 year old Auntie who now lives in a care home. Apart from four friends who still visit her every week at some point, she only has me. But there are residents who have been there 10 years and no one has visited, and some have family. That makes me so sad. So once a month I take cake, lots of it, and we have a tea party for whoever wants to join in. It causes a bit of havoc with wheel chairs, zimmer frames and other forms of support. Even though they reside in this luxurious place they love it… something simple. Sorry if I have rambled on…

It just remains for me to say… take care. I wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year.


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