They Call Me Auntie Jenny and other stories
Older residents can be the social focus in their street.
Jenny is a well known charachter in her very mixed street. They rely on her for so much in this moving video in our Age Friendly Streets campaign.
In another story Thelma, 81 in Horfield, Bristol says:
“I take in all the parcels of this part of the street”. Parcels are the new neighbours’ glue as they create a chance for a chat when parcels are handed over.
Delivery staff say that more than half of all parcels are left with neighbours who are mainly older people. This is because they are at home more than younger people who are buying things online to be delivered at home when they are out.