New social group launches for Exeter's elderly

Older people in Exeter are set to benefit from a new weekly social event thanks to an initiative launched by students at the University of Exeter.

 

Senior Socials At St Sidwell’s (SSASS) will provide the City’s over 60s with a chance to meet new friends and enjoy tea, cake and regular activities ranging from computer lessons and Wii Games to arts and crafts.

 

The weekly event is open to anyone aged over 60 and takes place every Wednesday 2pm-3.30pm at the St Sidwell’s Community Centre on Sidwell Street, Exeter.

 

A launch event tea party will take place on Thursday January 26th between 2-4pm. And the first session on 1st February will be a “Bingo and Boules” afternoon.

 

SSASS is being set up by a group of students from Community Action, the University of Exeter Students’ Guild volunteering group.

 

"Getting older can be lonely and when Exeter becomes dominated by the large student population in term time this can be intimidating for the local residents,” says SSASS Project Leader Sophie Myers. “SSASS has been set up to provide a friendly environment for the elderly members of the community which will hopefully encourage friendships to form both between those attending and with the student volunteers. We hope SSASS really makes a difference in the local community of Exeter,” she adds.

 

The sessions will start with tea and cake followed by games or skills, such as learning to Skype so grandparents can stay in touch with their grandchildren. The first session on Wednesday 1st February will be a ‘Bingo and Boules’ afternoon.

 

SSASS will complement Community Action’s SWITCH project, where students visit the residents of Eaton House every Thursday for tea, cake and activities.

 

While anyone is welcome to just turn up, those wanting to come along are encouraged to register their interest by calling 01392 723561 or emailing s.a.morton@exeter.ac.uk. Participants will pay £1 ‘subs’ each week to cover costs.

 

The St Sidwell’s community centre is located on Sidwell Street in the heart of Exeter. It aims to build a stronger, healthier, more inclusive community in Central Exeter by providing  activities, learning opportunities and support services developed with local people and other organisation. 

Comments

Please login to comment.

Paco Wilson
6:18am on 17 Oct 14 This is awesome information, If you want to know more about home security system please check our our website. We are offering 16CH security DVR
Joni Anwar
10:04am on 5 Oct 14 Aku pengen sewa mobil rentalmobilyogyakarta.net dimana disewa dengan harga yang murah , mobilnya bisa di check disini http://rentalmobilyogyakarta.net sebenarnya masih banyak sekali tawaran yang bisa kami sampaikan , mulai dari http://sewamobiljogjatravel.com jasa jasa mobil rental mobil semuanya untuk anda , kami sajikan murah untuk anda sewamobiljogjatravel.com beberapa hal yang harus kamu tahu, bahwa aku sayang kamu sewabusyogyakarta.com/ rental mobil jogja akan selalu memberikan garansi kenyamanan untuk anda http://sewabusyogyakarta.compokok e joss banget rental mobil yang paling murah joss gandoss rental-sewamobilsolo.com/rental mobil soolo juga okehh ,karena mobil solo jalanya murah murah , selain iut juga http://rental-sewamobilsolo.comkami akan memberikan kursus bahasa inggris untuk anda englishcafe.cobagi yang sudah penasaran dengan kursus bahasa inggris kami bisa klik link dibawah ini http://englishcafe.co beberapa modifikasi yang bisa anda klik http://motorbaru.com selain itu juga kami memberikan garansi motor motorbaru.com jika anda ingin membeli komputer bisa klik disini http://www.jogjakomputer.com atau klik link dengan laptop anda Toko Komputer beberapa homestay yang bisa anda kunjungi Jasa SEO Murah dengan harga murah , anda sudah bisa homestay di jogja memiliki homestay dirumah sendiri http://homestaydijogja.netSelain itu anda akan mendapatkan kursus seo murah banget,klik disini yak Kursus SEO http://www.blogginspired.com/peperiksaan-pegawai-tadbir-diplomatik-m41.html pegawai tadbir diplomatik m41
Game House
12:29pm on 22 Aug 14 I enjoyed a new staff of your post. It is quite a useful and great thing.Im fairly positive theyre likely to be informed a great deal of new stuff here than anyone else! fiverbrakebooster.com
 
Share


University of Exeter Students' Guild is a Charity and Company limited Registered Charity Number: 1136468 Company Number: 7217324; registered in England and Wales Registered office: Devonshire House, Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4PZ