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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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. You can also enjoy the Games Room, keep up with relevant News and discuss general issues of concern.
All new members are approved which provides an added layer of security. We are sure you will understand the need for this and it 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 2012/2013
DropBy's first competition
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I have had a Bernina sewing machine for over 50 years, but it is still perfectly useful. I was just about to give it away, as people look with almost disgust, saying that they ... Chrystie M
It has been many a year since I have been awake for nearly twenty four hours, but yesterday was that day. I got up at 3.55am and was ready in time for the taxi, which picked me up at 4.45. ... Ann R
THIS IS HAPPENING RIGHT HERE IN OUR OWN COUNTRY! We Must Stop This Immediately ! Have you noticed that stairs are ... Chrystie M
More than 90,000 homes and businesses in 18 local authority areas across Scotland will be next to get fibre broadband in the latest phase of the £410 million Digital Scotland Superfast ... Mary B
I would never ever use a public swimming pool again after what i saw on a tv programme a couple of chaps were secretely testing holiday swimming pools and the ...
I have it happened back in 2012 it must have been around 2 in the morning the room was pitch black i was woken by voices in the room, i laid there trying to ...
Name something you would only use once. I will start it off sorry about this. A condom:-)
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I have a bus pass and I can use it any time of the day. 11 o clock is a no no for me though, I'm usually tucked up in bed by then ...