At our May meeting we’re going to be voting on this year’s proposed resolutions, one of which is alleviating loneliness. The resolution calls on WI members to work alongside health and social care providers and our local community to raise awareness of the causes and impacts of loneliness. The aim is to better identify lonely people and offer them assistance and support.
I think that joining a WI is a great first step for any women who feel lonely. It gives you something to look forward to every month and many WIs have groups and activities between each meeting. I have something WI related nearly every week and it has filled my social calendar and helped me make friends. I’m not isolated anymore and I’m definitely much happier.
I love flower arranging and find it really relaxing, so I can’t wait for the Swallowtails to get involved. I and some of the other members are going to be putting together a few small posies to leave locally - so keep an eye out for them. Hopefully they will cheer people up and maybe even encourage some new women to join the WI.
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