Senior Men’s Group – Fridays 1pm – 4pm
The Senior Men’s Group meets from 1pm to 4pm. Members gather together to share common interests, tell stories, listen to talks, go on outings, eat lunch – and simply enjoy the company of their peers. To date, the members have enjoyed presentations on topics as varied as bee keeping, the planets of the solar system and cycling in your senior years. Members are mostly 70 years plus.
Suggested donation: £4.00 per session
The Good Neighbour Club – Tuesdays 10.30am – 3pm
For elderly people aged around 70 plus who are still mentally and physically active and can make their own way here. For members of this Morningside Club, Tuesdays are a day of friendship, fun and laughter.
Our morning and afternoon programme of activities is very varied, adapted to the different interests of our members: musical entertainment, talks, slide shows, quizzes, gentle exercise, reminiscence, games, crafts and a whole lot of fun. Members and a lively team of volunteers gather for coffee between 10.30 and 11am. Soup and filled rolls are served for lunch around 12.30pm and the day ends around 3pm.
Membership £12.50 per session
The Thursday Club – Thursdays 10.30am – 2.30pm
For frail elderly, usually living independently. Referral is by GP, social worker, hospital staff, other professionals or family members. From 10.30 to 2.30pm, The Thursday club provides lunch and a varied programme of activities for frail older people, some of whom may have memory loss. Transport can be provided if needed for less mobile members, although
we do appreciate any support friends and family can give.
The day starts with coffee and a chat, followed by gentle exercise to music before sitting down to a two course lunch. Afternoon activities include crafts, art, music, talk, floor games, quizzes, reminiscence and a whole lot more. During the summer months there are outing to places if interest or just a nice lunch on a canal boat.
Membership £8.50 per session
The Saturday Break – Saturdays 10am – 3pm
The Saturday break provides a safe and stimulating environment for those living with dementia while carers enjoy a few hours to themselves. Referrals are made via Social Care Direct.
The morning starts with tea, toast and a chat around the table sharing news.Activities are tailored to suit the abilities and interests of members and there is always a choice of either quizzes, games, craft activities, reminiscence, music and gentle exercise. We have enough volunteers to work on a one-to-one basis with individuals, ideal when coping with memory loss. Everyone sits down to share a freshly cooked lunch and during the summer months there are outings to be enjoyed by all.
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