Tag Archives: older people

Age UK Inter-generational Allotment

Age UK and St. George’s School need your green fingers! Age UK Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin is linking up with St. George’s Junior School in Copthorne, Shrewsbury in an inspirational first-of-its-kind project – an inter-generational allotment. The project aims to bring … Continue reading

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Age UK works to influence the BBC

Age UK is working nationally to promote a new BBC consultation on TV licences due to the potential impact on older people. The campaign is also being promoted by local Age UKs across the country. The Age UK campaign aims to ensure the … Continue reading

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Omega Care for Life Fundraising

Delphinium Omega care for life is one of the local organisations working to try and secure an Aviva Community Fund grant to launch the Delphinium Companionship Service, an exciting new initiative to tackle loneliness. Delphinium is an innovative, not-for-profit, pay-as-you-go, community … Continue reading

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Age UK STW – News

Penny the Piggy bank visits Shropshire on Age UK tour to highlight social care crisis Age UK’s ‘Penny the inflatable Piggy Bank’ is coming to Shropshire to highlight the urgent need for more funding for social care. The latest data … Continue reading

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Wem Co-op helps older customers keep cool

Staff at a local supermarket have been helping their older customers to keep cool in the summer heat by offering them free cold drinks and a rest in seats. Maria Leicester, a staff member at the Midcounties Co-operative in Wem, … Continue reading

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Check On Older Neighbours During Heatwave

Whilst many of us are enjoying this hot weather, spare a thought for older people who may need some help during these extreme temperatures. Local charity Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin is urging people to check on older neighbours … Continue reading

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Walking Football Team Lend Support For Men’s Health Screening Service

Members of the Shrewsbury Walking Football Club for players over the age of 55, have been raising awareness of the abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening programme offered by The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH). The team leading the … Continue reading

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Preventative Services for Adults

As part of the review of preventative services for adults we have identified additional information that would be really helpful in fully understanding the current picture and to assist our planning to meet emerging or future needs. The attached questionnaire … Continue reading

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Make Your Voice Heard – Shropshire Older People’s Assembly Meeting Invitation

The spring meeting of the Shropshire Older Peoples Assembly (SOPA) will take place on Tuesday 17th April at the University Centre, Shrewsbury. With pressures on Health and Social Care, the meeting is themed around alternative medicine and assistive technology in … Continue reading

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News from Age UK STW

See below 3 press releases from Age UK Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin launches new dementia respite service Dementia currently affects around 800,000 people in the UK* and this is predicted to increase to one … Continue reading

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