Age Concern Winter Newsletter


Dates for you diary

Social Centre This is held every Wednesday afternoon in the Island hall 2pm till 4.00 All members are welcome to join us for afternoon tea, quizes and lots more.......................

Holiday 2021 We are not sure if we will be able to visit the UK again this year due to Covid, however, if there is enough interest we will look at having a staycation in Guernsey probably in early June. Please let one of us know if you would be interested.

WEDNESDAY 20th January We are pleased to let you know we are having a return visit from the school children who entertained you all last year. They will be coming to the Island hall for 2.15. If you do not usually attend the social afternoon please come along to join us, especially if you had a pen pal throughout lockdown, all of the resident children who had pen pals will be joining us.

WEDNESDAY 24th February We will be having an outing, we will give you more details nearer the time.

WEDNESDAY 17th March We will be making easter decorations and easter Bonnets in preperation for the following week. Please bring with you anything you may have to add to the decorations.

WEDNESDAY 24th March Easter party, this will be held at the Island Hall usual time 2pm till 4pm,

Following the easter party we will be taking our eater break, we will return to Age Concern Social afternoon on Wednesday 7th April

Taxi's As you are probably aware, Rob has decided to retire as of this month, those of you who use taxi's through Age Concern I am pleased to say we now have an arrangement with BJ's Taxis so please ring him on 07911730303 and he will be happy to continue with the service you have already recieved from Rob.

Ambulance Service As of 2021 Everyone is now covered automatically, your subscription is now part of your Anual Rates, so please do not be afraid to call this service if you need it.

Please remember we are still at risk of COVID, it is important that you still take care, regular handwashing, use of Anti Bac hand gel caution when socialising. The good news is, there is light at the end of the tunnel with the vaccine.

Please see overleaf for useful information.

Other useful community resources for older people in Alderney

Domiciliary Cate Service is charged at £16 per hour and hours are agreed between the client and Connaught care home representative who will visit at your home or at the MMH before discharge. Tel 07781123637 or ring the Connaught directly on 822756 or pick up a leaflet, Monthly accounts for this service will be sent to clients from the Connaught care home.

Day Care A variety of day care is available at the Connaught, Half day, Full day, Night, Night and day. For Charges and availability please ring Liz on 822756 Ext 5.

Meals on Wheels operated 7 days a week, there is a charge of £7.50 per day, Main meal and Dessert this can be arranged by telephoning the Connaught on 822756 Ex 1. Delivered by a team of volunteers.

The Connaught Activities. All Alderney residents and their carers are welcome to join the Connaught and Jubilee activities delivered weekly in Connaught Lounge for;

Crafts and Knitting Group 2pm until 4p.m. on Thursdays.

Sing-a-Long on Friday afternoons at 3pm

Chair Yoga on Monday mornings at 10:30am.

Art Club Not sure of the day

Gardening Club Not sure of the day

Contact Annie Savage on 822756 for more information on the above.

Voluntary Services

  • Age Concern. Support in the community for all elderly residents along with a Weekly Social Afternoon Held on Wednesday afternoons at the Island Hall 2pm till 4pm. Community Vehicle. (Offers Transport to and from appointments) Contact Barbara Benfield for further information on 07781123637.
  • Home Aids. These are supplied by Age Concern, small items can be collected and returned Via the charity Shop, larger items can be delivered and collected by arrangement, please ring Barbara on 07781123637 for further information.
  • Derby and Joan. Monthly Social evening. Contact Dilla Wright on 07781131689 for further information.
  • Salvation Army Open door every Tuesday afternoon, Coffee morning every Saturday morning
  • Lunch Together Organised by the Methodist Church and held on alternate Thursdays, please contact Methodist Church for more information

Milly's Foundation. Dementia support and events. Siting service available. For more information contact Leslie Cairnduff on 07781149908 or Liz Bowskill, Manager of the Connaught on 822756.