Loneliness is bad for you! In these days of smaller families and movement away for work, many older people are left feeling isolated. Older men in particular are at risk of isolation as a result of bereavement or a change in health.
We offer a twice weekly Drop-in coffee morning on Tuesday and Friday between 9.30am – 12noon to offer information and advice. Our services also include:
- A home visit to introduce our service and to assess if/how we can help
- A follow-on support visit at times of change
- We hold a lot of information in leaflet form about services designed to support older people. This is available in our centre on Station Road or can be delivered to you after a telephone conversation, if mobility is a problem.
- Limited transport to our activities for people who can’t otherwise access them
- A befriending service for people who are housebound
- Dementia support for people living with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease
- A monthly dementia support group in partnership with Alzheimer’s Society
- A monthly carers’ support group working in partnership with Carers Leeds
- Monthly bereavement support including a Drop In and a ‘Stepping Out’ a group for older people bereaved in the last year or so. This is an easy way to be together and get some fresh air, exercise and company.
- Our More than a Mealtime project help to reduce isolation through sharing a meal together.
- Seasonal events and celebrations
- We have internet access available during the Drop-In on Tuesday and Friday, so that you can search online. We will support you in this if you need our help and offer one to one computer lessons with a volunteer mentor to get you started.
Visit our What’s on page for more information about what’s happening now.