Being a sustainable community in the widest sense involves enhancing residents’ health and well-being as well as reducing their impact on the environment. The adverse health effects of loneliness have been in the news recently. Most of the recent research has either been in the US or supported by the Campaign for the Abolition of Loneliness. However, here is an independent UK study which concludes that older people who experience high levels of loneliness are at increased risk of becoming physically frail. https://academic.oup.com/ageing/article/47/3/392/4772155
Cottenham Connected – Sunday Socials
Sustainable Cottenham is working with youth worker Andrea Cowley and other volunteers to kick-start a series of social events under the umbrella of Cottenham Connected. The aim is to bring Cottenham residents together – for fun and to share skills, stories and cake. We are always keen to have more on the team so do contact us if you would like to make a difference in this way.
We are fortunate and extremely grateful to have grant funding for this project from South Cambridgeshire District Council Community Chest, Cambridgeshire Community Foundation and The Local Connections Fund.
After a break enforced by COVID we have re-started Sunday Socials at the new Village Hall on Lambs Lane Recreation Ground (next to Cottenham Primary School) between 2pm and 4pm on the 3rd Sunday each month. In November we had a visit from a PAT (pets as therapy) dog but unfortunately the worrying increase in COVID cases have forced us to cancel our Christmas party on December 19th. We will resume our get-togethers when it is safe to do so in 2022.
Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like or can offer a lift.