We are a group of 26 women, almost all of whom lived alone. We come from a variety of backgrounds and cultures and our ages range from the mid-50's to mid 80's. Although we are all very different and have our own particular interests, family connections, work – some of us are still working – or health difficulties or disabilities, what we all share is a determination to stay as self-dependent and active as we can as we get older.

We also feel that being part of a group of friendly neighbours that look out for each other will help us do that – that is why we started