Care for the Elderly
Living in a beautiful area undoubtedly has many benefits, but for some it can be a very lonely place. Lack of transport can create isolation and vulnerability; the loss of a partner or loved one, can leave people wondering how they can ever start to live their lives again. Loneliness affects the health and wellbeing of many older people in the UK and is one the biggest issues of today.
The aim of the Riverside Club is to bring people together to have fun, mentally and physically; laugher is the best medicine. A typical day would start with a cuppa and biscuits, a themed quick-fire quiz or word wheel, followed by an art, craft, baking, musical, travel or historical activity, then some gentle exercise followed by a two-course lunch. The afternoon might include some lively activities such as balloon tennis, seated basketball or skittles, giant board games, group games or some external entertainment. It’s different every week as our days are planned/themed appropriately to fit the time of year.
There is no pressure to participate in all activities, but most members enjoy getting involved! The Riverside Club runs twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays, from 9.30am-3.00pm and members may attend one day a week or both. We are able to care for the elderly and frail, and for those affected by memory loss.