We recently held our first outreach keepsake boxes project to a local care home, hosted the first birthday party of Driving Miss Daisy and held our first Chaos Choir , a child-friendly choir for new parents. Click here for photos and some comments on how it went.
As part of Dementia Awareness Week, we ran a moving and intimate Take Care drama session on Tues 17 May, specifically for carers of people with dementia. These pilot sessions will continue in the autumn.
Waverley’s Living Well Week 2016
Waverley’s Living Well Week 2016 ran from Monday 26 September to Sunday 2 October encompassing national Older People’s Day on 1 October and Silver Sunday on 2 October. This seven day programme of activities, events and information pop-ups is aimed at supporting older people to stay healthy, active and enjoy life. Please see the brochure link below for more details, including the telephone number to book.
We would appreciate your support in promoting Living Well Week to Waverley residents by sharing this brochure, especially with the older people in your community or that you or your colleagues work with. Hard copies are available.
October 1st – United Nations’ International Day of Older Persons
Events happening in and around Farnham..
Free Celebration Event for Older Adults
As part of Waverley’s Living Well Week 2016, we are delighted to announce a special celebration event on the afternoon of Saturday 1 October at Godalming Masonic Hall. The event includes participatory dance and music (although participation is not compulsory!), quizzes, inspirational speakers and afternoon tea. Transport is available to enable residents from across Waverley to attend.
It will be a chance to celebrate the contribution that older people make to our communities in Waverley, as well as providing an opportunity to get involved in new activities and meet new people.
We would be grateful if you would encourage older residents in your community and those that you or your colleagues work with to attend. We sometimes hear from residents that they can feel isolated at the weekend, so we hope that this Saturday event will be an opportunity for older adults from across Waverley to enjoy a fun and sociable afternoon for FREE.
Booking is essential and places will be offered on a first come, first served basis to Waverley residents only.
Surrey Age UK – open garden event Come and celebrate Older People’s Day, Saturday 1st October, at Timber Hill a beautifully kept and stunning 15 acre park like garden and woodland with views to the North Downs and fine autumn colour. Timber Hill is part of the National Garden Scheme. Light lunches (pre-bookable) and refreshments will be served in the beautiful old Surrey barn.
Open to all – a wonderful opportunity to treat an older person, relative or neighbour to enjoy the beauty of the autumn colours in the garden and woodland. Nature and wildlife trails for children.
- Date: Saturday 1st October
- Open: 11am – 4pm
- Light lunch (bookable in advance, please telephone: 01932 873875)
- Address: Timber Hill, Chertsey Road, Chobham, Surrey, GU24 8JF
- Free parking
- Entrance fee: £5, children free.
Timber Hill is supporting Age UK Surrey and NGS (National Garden Scheme) and proceeds from the day will go to these charities.
For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org alternatively telephone: 01483 503414