Welcome to DropBy
The friendly, caring and supportive online
community for older people
Create and customise
- 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
This is where help text goes.
What's DropBy all about?
There is a PayPal facility here on the DropBy website. You can find it in the left column and you don't have to be a signed up member to show your support.
For anyone who doesn't use 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
There was this girl called Mary and er lived in a place called Nazareth. One day er mum went out an er was left do do the ‘ousewerk. All a sudden the room went all bright and when er turned round ... phillip J ...
Yes - well following all my enquiery regarding where we live; Our early experience of Prudhoe in Northumberland were very new. I am, even now, amazed that among the thick tuneful ... phillip J ...
Safety conscious cyclists sticking to pavement 24-11-15 CAREFUL bicycle users are increasingly using the pavement as a way to avoid the dangers of the road. Office worker Tom Booker cycles ... Colin L
Atheist able to make moral decisions 23-11-15 HUMANS who do not believe in a god still have some morals, it has emerged. In an experiment inspired by the continuing popularity of religion, ... Colin L
It was Prudhoe Market Day. We established this idea about a year ago now, & I s'pose like all new ideas there was the initial rush; a couple-of-dozin busy market stalls in our Fron St. Everything ... phillip J ...
Hello all. I'm finding my way about the drop by site and thought I would start by asking if any of you have recieved your winter fuel payment yet? I ...
Click on 'ADD NEW > Video' on the left, then paste in the url/web address where it says 'Embed Code or Video Link', add 'Name', 'Tags (Optional)', 'Description ...
I think youve covered most of what I was going to say there Keith...dental floss..
I agree David There are just so many senseless crimes being committed nowadays and the sentence doesnt fit the crime. There needs to be much more of a ...
I have to agree if they cut the bus service where i live in Norfolk i would be stuck i do get the use of a neighbours car if he's not using it which comes in ...