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.
This web site is a FREE, friendly, caring and supportive online community for the over 60s to keep in touch.
Its focus is on interaction - with family, friends, each other and through interest or community groups.
This website is easy-to-use and members want to be part of a 'virtual' friendly, caring and supportive community.
All new members will have to be approved for membership. Please regard this as an added layer of security on the site. We are sure you will understand. It should take less than 24 hours before your request for membership is approved. All good things are worth waiting for.
You can set up your own secure groups to share photos, videos, music. Keep in touch using instant messaging, on line chat, the forums, or our really easy video link - for free with just a few clicks.
The emphasis is on 'keeping in touch' and 'having fun' so the site enables members to interact easily with others who are online. It is also somewhere to enjoy playing in the Games Room, keeping up with relevant News and discussing issues of concern.
Our vision is that there will be a strong social care aspect to the site.
We want, initially, to prove that our concept and this site can provide support for a community of older users, and that it is useful for its members. We need your help to make this happen. We can create a vibrant network of support for older people if we work together.
Our Objective is to use existing technology with a simple interface. To build a supportive online community, to help older people keep in touch and provide a forum to share and discuss issues of particular relevance to members.
Some of our members will use the site to video link with their family and friends in distant places.
Some of our members live alone. The dividing line between being alone and feeling lonely is a very narrow one. Most of the time we feel fine, but sometimes it is good to know there are like-minded people available to chat with, who can be reached by clicking a few buttons.
If you would like to support us in our efforts to provide a service of support for older people, keeping us all in touch, removing any sense of isolation and also to give older people a stronger voice please spread the word about DropBy and join our supportive online community.
Thank You in anticipation of your support.
My Best wishes, MaryB - Founder of DropBy
Comments received so far about the website:
Darren W Strategy and Communications Manager for Veneratio, Kent "The charity Veneratio is about better integrating older people within society, mainly at a practical, local and face to face level. DropBy is a great idea which complements what we do by providing a safe online platform for older people to connect locally and across the UK. It can also lead to the local and face to face, friendly and supportive contact between people that we are working to promote. We wish DropBy every success."
John C "Just signed up to DropBy and joined the music appreciation group. Some good videos on here. I think the site is great."
DropBy is Supported by the Mayor of Waverley 2012/2013
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