‘Lively and Colourful’

Thanks to a wonderful partnership with Dance On and Yorkshire Dance, members of Caring Together will be performing in the Ageless Festival this weekend at Yorkshire Playhouse. We do wish them well. They have definitely worked hard in rehearsals. And if the flash-mob at the White Rose is anything to go by, it will be lively and colourful.

Staff, Volunteers, Members and Supporters of Caring Together are continuously breaking down stereotypes of ageing and this playful look at stereotypical views of ageing is another example. Do get in touch if you would like to know any more of what we do at Caring Together and how you too can get involved. Or call us if you have other ideas of how we can create new, fun and interesting opportunities and activities together.

Get Set Leeds – Have your say!

 

Get Set Leeds! Are you ready to make Leeds more active?

Caring Together joined in the City Wide discussion last week with our members, volunteers and staff members having their say with ‘Get Set Leeds’. Some of the team visited three of our regular Let’s Get Active Approved Exercise groups where our members fed back on what being active means to them, and what helps them get moving, and what would help further.

Accessible and reliable transport came on top for most. And although we don’t have our own vehicle, thanks to secured funding, Caring Together are able to hire a minibus to offer this to our members where needed. This is door to door with support too.

We also talked about moving more and as I am sure most already know that is not always about being at the gym. It’s walking in a park, house work, playing a game with friends, the kids, or grand-children, gardening, or dancing to a song you love. As they noted:

“it’s what you might be doing as part of your day anyway, but by doing it more often or more vigorously you could make a real difference to how well and happy you feel”

Their vision is to “get everybody moving more and for Leeds to be the most active city, we need to think differently and change what we do, together”.

We are delighted to say our members definitely make the most of what is on offer at Caring Together with well attended exercise sessions each week. We also have Yoga, Walking, an Allotment, regular outings and so on. And they also access other activities in and around Leeds too, so to have more would be a delight, as would better transport links so they can get to them.

Thanks to our members for getting involved and having a say. If you wish to add anything further, or find out more yourself then go to getsetleeds.co.uk

Or if you wish to find out more about our activities then please do get in touch.

Many thanks Lisa Argyle

Community Resilience Worker@Caring Together

University of Leeds Volunteering Fair

Caring Together, as we do every year, had a presence at the Leeds University Volunteering Fair on Tuesday. As always, it was hectic and vibrant. Lisa attended on behalf of Caring Together. This is a great opportunity to make local students and the university aware of what we do and of the myriad opportunities available.

If you wish to explore the range of ways in which you can volunteer with Caring Together phone Lisa on:

0113 2430298

and we can make you aware of what we do and of the ways that you can make a difference to the lives of older people in our area.

Go on, give it a try.

Volunteers Week -Two

There are many volunteering opportunities in Leeds – Caring Together being one 🙂

Along with other local organisations, some of our volunteers and staff will be at

‘Leeds Volunteer Recruitment Fair’

Volunteer recruitment fair organised by Leeds Volunteer Managers Network.
 
Tuesday 25th June 2019 12noon to 5pm
The Event Space, Leeds Kirkgate Market 
 
Come along to find lots of volunteering opportunities within Leeds

Dance On – Starts next week!!

Our Dance On sessions start next week  With tutor Ella from Yorkshire Dance. Movement to Music. A fun way to get moving, socialise and have a laugh. 55 upwards, all abilities – we will ensure the moves match your mobility and ability.

Dance On Classes are 10.30am to 11.30am.
Yorkshire House, Greek Street, LS1 5SH from Wednesday 24th April.

Call Ella or Adie at Yorkshire Dance on 0113 2439867 or Caring Together on 0113 2430298 if you want to know more – or just turn up you will be very welcome!

Members/Volunteers Spring into Action for our Spring Newsletter

Our Spring 2017  Newsletter went out to our members and supporters last week.  Lots of useful information and details of some of the things coming up at Caring Together in the near future.

We send this by email to many of our supporters but most of our members like to get the paper copy, which as you can imagine is a lot of newsletters!!

As always our Caring Together members and volunteers came to the rescue.  First we had a small team in the office sticking on labels and packing envelopes and then we had an amazing team effort to get the newsletters out to older people in the area.  From delivering batches to a specific area or just dropping off a couple to neighbours it all added up to over 250 newsletters being either hand delivered or passed on in groups.

This saved Caring Together almost £140 in postage costs!!

So thank you to each and every one of you – you were amazing (and we hope no-one got caught in the rain)

You can see all our most recent newsletters here

OPAL – New Community Centre Open Day – Saturday 25th February

Our friends at OPAL (a scheme similar to Caring Together supporting older people in the Leeds 16 area) have been working very hard on renovating their new building and they are having an Open Day.

OPAL say, ‘Come along this Saturday 25th February​ 11am till 3pm to find out what’s happening at the Welcome In Community Centre.

We’re very lucky to have Brett Delaney & Keith Galloway from Leeds Rhinos visiting from 12 till 1pm and Ronnie the Rhino from 12 till 2pm.

There will be tea, coffee & cake plus face painting, craft and other stalls’

A lovely Community Lunch at the Community Cafe

SAM_2315Wednesday is Community Cafe day at Little London Community Centre and some of our members joined us there for a nice lunch and a chat.

The cafe is open every Wednesday 12noon to 1pm and you can get a very nice and very cheap meal.

Caring Together’s ‘Eating Together’ group meet there once a month – on the second Wednesday of the month.  If you would like to join us, the next time we will be there is Wednesday 9th December.  Just come along if you wish or give us a ring so we know to look out for you!