Astley Bridge Bowling Green Company Ltd
The Bowling Club was founded in 1895 since then it has been serving as an important social community hub providing not just the enjoyable, competitive sport of Green Bowling but being a life line for those who would normally be housebound or on their own.
‘Loneliness and social isolation can affect everyone but older people are particularly vulnerable after the loss of friends and family, reduced mobility or limited income.
It is estimated that among those aged over 65, between 5 and 16 per cent report loneliness and 12 per cent feel isolated. These figures are likely to increase due to demographic developments including family dispersal and the ageing of the population. For example, the number of people aged more than 80 is expected to treble in the next 20 years, while those aged over 90 will double.’*