Lisa lights up the lives of care home residents in her volunteer role

Braintree and Witham Times: Lisa Carpenter, of Feering, visits elderly care home residents in her spare time Lisa Carpenter, of Feering, visits elderly care home residents in her spare time

Loneliness can be one of the worst things to experience when you are elderly and living in a care home.

But one Feering mum’s friendly face and chatter is helping to combat elderly resident’s isolation through her voluntary role as a community visitor.

Mum-of-two Lisa Carpenter, 46, of Greenways, pops into a care home once or twice a week when she has spare time to offer an ear or a lending hand to those in need of support or just someone to talk to.

After 18 months of volunteering at the Hill House nursing home in Colchester, she said that she has realised just how much she has enriched people’s lives - and how they have enriched hers.

See this week's Braintree and Witham Times for the full story.

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9:12pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Jack222 says...

Let's also not forget many people are happy being alone and enjoying the privacy and hobby time .... it's a choice...
Let's also not forget many people are happy being alone and enjoying the privacy and hobby time .... it's a choice... Jack222
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8:31am Wed 25 Jun 14

Bhudeeka says...

I would like to thank Lisa Carpenter for being such a kind and caring person who spends time with lonely pensioners I only wish I could do the same I look in on a coupl eof people when I can but know this isn't enough and people like Lisa are gems. As for certain people on this website why don't you clear off and don't come back with your hateful needless smallminded thickheaded comments!
I would like to thank Lisa Carpenter for being such a kind and caring person who spends time with lonely pensioners I only wish I could do the same I look in on a coupl eof people when I can but know this isn't enough and people like Lisa are gems. As for certain people on this website why don't you clear off and don't come back with your hateful needless smallminded thickheaded comments! Bhudeeka
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11:10am Wed 25 Jun 14

Justwannasay says...

Pots and kettles come to mind !!!!!!
Pots and kettles come to mind !!!!!! Justwannasay
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11:11am Wed 25 Jun 14

Justwannasay says...

Well done Lisa by the way.:)
Well done Lisa by the way.:) Justwannasay
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8:42am Sun 29 Jun 14

Lauris says...

I would think there are just a few residents in homes that are happy being quiet with their own company Jack222. I'm sure the visitors recognise who needs company and friendship and who is settled and happy. I'm sure more homes need visitors, even just an hour out of someone's day would help.
I would think there are just a few residents in homes that are happy being quiet with their own company Jack222. I'm sure the visitors recognise who needs company and friendship and who is settled and happy. I'm sure more homes need visitors, even just an hour out of someone's day would help. Lauris
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