“Staying Well connects communities and builds lasting relationships”

George was awaiting a cataracts operation and had some concerns he may have to give up driving if his sight deteriorated any more. Although he was quite light-hearted and jokey these health problems and the looming loss of independence were getting him down.

Staying Well introduced George to a singing group, a lunch club and coffee morning run by a local church.

After his operation the group’s members began to get concerned that George had stopped attending. They asked the Staying Well worker to visit George and pass on their well wishes and concerns.

George was in good spirits though bored but unable to drive until he received new glasses. He returned to the group 3 weeks later.