Life in Njoro can be extremely difficult for older people, especially for those without family support. Many without family are left relying on support from neighbours and well-wishers and find themselves living in desperate conditions. As physical and mental health deteriorates, they become more vulnerable and life becomes increasingly isolated, leaving them feeling forgotten and worthless.
even to your old age I am he, and to gray hairs I will carry you.
I have made, and I will bear; I will carry and will save.
- Isaiah 46 v4
CHAI AND CHAT
Once a week The Potter's House CBO runs a 'Chai and Chat' for people over 70 years old. Here they can come and socialise with others while enjoying a cup of chai for free. Meeting like this not only benefits their mental health but it also gives opportunities and pathways for further social and community integration. During the meetings we are able to get to know individuals and identify any needs that they may have.