Now that Spring finally seems to be here, the Caring Together Walking Group will resume. They have planned some very nice walks for the next couple of months, starting with a walk from St Chad’s Church to Kirkstall Abbey on Wednesday 18th March. Other walks planned include: a canal side walk from Rodley to Kirkstall, Roundhay Park, Woodhouse to Meanwood Park, Cragg Farm – Horsforth and a riverside walk in Ilkley.
The walks are open to Caring Together members (if you are over 60 and live in Woodhouse or Little London you can join us – it’s free!). If you would like to know more please contact us on 0113 2430298 or email@example.com
The Pay as You Feel Cafe is at Woodhouse Community Centre again tomorrow. From lunchtime onwards.
Come along for a nice meal – we don’t know what it will be but it’s sure to be delicious! The cost is very reasonable as it is whatever you feel you can pay.
Also today at the Pay as You Feel Cafe in Armley there will be a Knit & Natter group at 4.30pm and a ‘Waste Food Feast’ from 7pm. Details on their Facebook page
Lots happening at Woodhouse Community Centre today.
The Real Junk Food Project are running their fortnightly Pay as You Feel Cafe – lovely meals made from food that would have gone to waste and the Princes Trust are holding a Fun Day from 12noon to 3.30pm. Jumble, books, buns and activities.
So you could come for a nice lunch and then grab yourself a bargain – into the bargain!
Many thanks to Lovell Park Hub, who gave us the space, to Leeds Library and University of Leeds students who gave their time for free to enable us to help some of our members learn that new technology is not always as scary as they might think it is – and to have fun!
Often older people can be intimidated by the gadgets that the younger generation take for granted so it has been lovely today to bring the generations together to learn how to get the best out of their i-pads and just maybe open up a whole new world of opportunities!
We are so grateful to everyone who has helped today
Caring Together’s Memoirs Group have been taking part in the Sporting Memories project recently and this week they have appeared in the Yorkshire Evening Post.
“THAT FEELING when Geoff Hurst’s hat trick helped secure victory for England in the 1966 World Cup, the pride when Roger Bannister broke the four-minute mile or even the excitement when Leeds won the 1957 cup final at Wembley.
Unlocking sporting memories has become a powerful tool to help tackle loneliness, depression and dementia among older people across Yorkshire…………………” To read the rest of the article click here
We are really pleased that Harrison & Potter Trust have awarded us a grant of £5,000 towards our costs for accessible transport. This is good news for us as transport is a major expense for us – we spent £12,500 on it last year.
This grant will help us to continue to provide subsidised transport to our groups, activities and outings and helps us to make sure that older people who would not be able to attend without transport help can participate in all the things we offer
A big thank you to Harrison & Potter Trust
Thank you to the group from People Matters who were serving delicious home made Pea and Mint or Carrot and Cheddar soup along with home made bread at their pop up cafe in Woodhouse Community Centre today. Just the thing for an Autumn Day and for the bargain price of £1.50 too!
The next one is on Tuesday December 2nd and it will be ‘something seasonal’ so come along to support them and eat a very nice home cooked meal
It will be in the Doreen Tinker Room at Woodhouse Community Centre 11am-1pm
Caring Together has an Advice drop in and social group at Little London Community Centre every other Monday afternoon between 2pm and 4pm.
If you would like to call in and see us you would be very welcome. If you would like advice about anything we will do our best to help at the time or arrange an appointment to come and see you.
Or you can just come for a cuppa and a chat (maybe biscuits too!)
The upcoming dates are:
Monday October 20th
Monday November 3rd
Monday November 17th
Monday December 1st
Monday December 15th
Many thanks to Councillor Adam Ogilvie (Executive member – Adult Social Care) for coming to visit us today. We had a really positive meeting about some of the challenges facing Caring Together and how the council can support us
We think he also enjoyed the cake!
Our members of the Computer Group and our volunteers prove that you are never to old (or young) to learn something new.
The group meets every fortnight and the discussions and content of each session are always varied and fun, dependent on their needs. The session yesterday saw them each doing something different from searching for DVD’s, looking for decorators, listening to music from their own collection, and You Tube, sending emails, catching up on the latest news via BBCi player to watching Rugby and East Enders. Some of our members also updated their profiles on Facebook, with another exploring some online dating! Safety is also paramount and something we never take for granted.
You might think this is nothing remarkable and probably for some just an average day but for our group it is remarkable because we have been with them all on their learning journey, from not even knowing how to switch on a computer, to now confidently navigating around their own computers, and the internet, and in some cases helping each other, and us as staff and volunteers too, which is always a delight.
Anyone over 60 and living in the Woodhouse and Little London area wishing to know more about this group or our beginners classes then do get in touch we would love to hear from you.