Welcome to DropBy
The friendly, caring and supportive online
community for older people
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- Join family, friends and interest groups and plan events together
- Keep updated with your interest groups and events
- Video chat with family, friends or other members
- Share photos, videos and music with family, friends or interest groups
- Get chatting with family, friends or other members
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What's DropBy all about?
There is a MyDonate and a PayPal facility here on the DropBy website. You can find them in the left column and you don't have to be a signed up member to show your support. The MyDonate account run by BT does not charge us any commission or fee, unlike PayPal, so we would prefer you to use this option if you can.
For anyone who doesn't use MyDonate or PayPal a BACS payment can be made to the DropBy charity account at HSBC, 110 High Street, Godalming, Surrey GU7 1DP.
Sort Code 40-22-12 Account No: 71578456
Or a cheque can be made out to DropBy and sent to DropBy, Manor Lodge, Upper Manor Road, Godalming, Surrey GU7 2HZ.
Contributions of any size are always much appreciated.
Thank you so much for your support. It is very much appreciated.
DropBy's mission is to work to help reduce isolation amongst the over 60s. It is increasingly recognised that social isolation is a key factor in limiting good health and well-being.
The dividing line between being alone and feeling lonely is a very narrow one. It helps to know there are other like-minded people available to chat with, who can be reached online by a few clicks.
DropBy uses web technology to provide a safe, secure and enabling space for older people to engage with each other. Our focus is on 'keeping in touch' and 'having fun' so the website is designed to encourage interaction with 'virtual' friends and interest groups online. It is easy-to-use and every member is valued and encouraged to contribute and play a part in our 'virtual' community.
All new members are approved which provides an added layer of security. We are sure you will understand the need for this and it usually takes less than 24 hours for a request for membership to be processed.
Members send each other virtual 'waves' and online hugs. If anyone is feeling alone or lonely and wants to chat they can instant message another member online or make audio or video contact through the website without the need to download software.
DropBy believes in encouraging its members to keep active both mentally and physically and arranges 'virtual' and real events whenever possible.
Our vision is that there will be a strong social care aspect to the site.
If you would like to help us in our efforts to provide a service of support for older people, keeping people in touch, helping to remove any sense of isolation and also to give older people a stronger voice, please spread the word about DropBy. Do join our supportive online community or make a donation to help keep the website running and reaching more isolated people.
Thank You in anticipation of your support.
My Best wishes, MaryB - Founder of DropBy
DropBy was Supported by the Mayor of Waverley 2012/13
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