My name is Joyce. I am a lady of 88 years old and I have been caring for my husband for 7 years after a massive stroke which left him paralysed with only the use of his hands.
I had carers who helped me. But was left for many hours on my own and it was getting harder every day and made me feel so ill and weak until I got the feeling I would die before my husband.
So, I arranged for 2 funeral packages for my husband and myself. 3 months later my husband passed away on the 22nd of January 2016. I was then at my lowest ebb. I wasn’t going out or seeing anyone and thought there was nothing to live for.
Then Jeff came into my life along with information about ‘Walk with Me’ Project. During our long conversation, he said there was a great social group called ‘Laughter Club’ and I would get chance to meet people.
I have met some lovely people and made lots of friends at the club. We meet at the Holy Trinity Church Hall in Meanwood. We play bingo, do quizzes and have food.
Jeff has changed my life and I am well on the way to recovery.