We are seeking volunteers for our new Link Up service to visit people at home that are in need of some social contact. If you have some spare time, and a friendly disposition please contact Sheridan for more information.
Our first Christmas Party since Covid hit will be held at the Community Centre, Love Lane, on Friday 15th December, 2-4pm. With live music and an afternoon Christmas tea we hope you can join us. This is a free event and all are welcome. Contact Sheridan to book a place.
Can you spare a Wednesday morning once a month to drive our minibus? This is to take people into town so they can do their shopping. It’s a lovely group of people, and a very rewarding role. Induction training given, and the option to do MiDAS training. Contact Sheridan to have an initial chat.
Strengthen every muscle in your body with our new chair-based exercise class. Using the chair as a prop you will work your core, develop your balance, build your strength. Try a free taster session on Friday September 29th, 10-11am, at Winton House Centre on the High Street, Petersfield. A six week block runs from 13th October to 17th November, £30 for all 6 sessions. Contact us to book a place.
Lunch club clients were absolutely thrilled when Marian, our cook, announced that a donation from Waitrose meant half price meals for three weeks. A freshly cooked two course meal was available for just £3. There was a buzz of appreciation around the room. Thank you Waitrose - it really made a difference.
Would you like to improve your balance, core strength and stamina? Come and join our chair based exercise programme, where we use a chair as support or as a seat depending on your physical needs. It is surprisingly effective as a way to work every part of your body. Details of when and where will be released soon so contact us to register your interest.
What a wonderful week of events here at Age Concern to celebrate the King’s coronation with celebrations at our lunch club and an afternoon tea party at Bereleigh House in East Meon. We were thrilled to be invited to such a beautiful setting and grateful thanks to our hostess.
We had a beautiful sunny walk at this year's Charity Walk for Peace held at the Hogmoor Inclosure in Bordon. Thank you to everyone that sponsored us. The event is an initiative of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Elders Association – part of the UK’s oldest established Muslim community and as ever was well organised with a delicious curry afterwards. There will be a cheque presentation later in the year.
We are delighted to have our programme of outings ready for booking. Once again we are heading off to Highclere Castle, on a solar powered catamaran around Chichester Harbour, and Tangmere museum as well as new places to visit. Or join us to celebrate the Kings Coronation at our afternoon party in East Meon.
Let’s Get Moving - Build strength to music, for all levels of mobility. Next set of 4 classes starts Monday 13th February, 3-4pm, at the URC, College Street, Petersfield. £20 for all 4 classes.
Mindfulness - Find calm in the midst of life’s challenges. Join us for a free taster session on Thursday 9th February 2-3pm, with a four week course starting Thursday 16th February. All classes held at Winton House, 18 High Street, Petersfield, £20 for the 4 week course.
Nicky, one of our minibus drivers, has raised over £3,000 for our Linking up Against Loneliness project with her bike ride from Cambodia to Vietnam. We are so incredibly proud of her…and then she was back for a few days and went off skiing! We think she is actually super woman. If you’d still like to give please go to her just giving site https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/nicky-gardner-vietnam-cambodia2022
Wow! After an appeal in store organised by Janine from Tescos we were gifted with over 130 wrapped chocolate gifts for our clients. It really was so heartwarmingly generous of the local community. Thank you so much everyone.
Our cook Marian, and her wonderful team of helpers, produced a delicious Christmas meal for lunch club. At one point Marian seemed to have roast potatoes up to her armpits! She was presented with a voucher from all of the clients, flowers from the helpers and gifts from the trustees. She gave a wonderful speech saying how much she just enjoys cooking for everyone. We look forward to many more of her delicious meals in 2023.