The local Age Concern makes later life a fulfilling and enjoyable experience for all Senior Citizens living in the local area. They do this by promoting their well being and independence by:
· working in partnership with Local Authorities and Statutory bodies
· caring for clients in our purpose built day centre
· providing support for carers
· offering transport to our day centre, for nail cutting, and for hospital appointments
· organising holidays, outings, and entertainments
· providing Christmas hampers for 500 vulnerable older people
· providing information fact sheets on a variety of subjects
· offering insurance schemes developed with the needs of the over 50s in mind.
Click on the link for more information on Age Concern in East Berkshire - http://www.ageconcernsabe.org.uk/
Telephone: 01344 624923 Website: http://www.rotaryascot.org/daycentre/
The Ascot District Day Centre has been a home from home for the elderly of Sunninghill, Ascot and Sunningdale for more than thirty years keeping elderly residents in the neighbourhood alert and active, by providing an opportunity to meet friends and to socialise, in a structured and safe environment.
A team of volunteer drivers transport members by minibus to and from the Centre. Coffee is served on arrival and a hot two course meal at lunchtime with tea and biscuits in the afternoon. Each weekday morning the Day Centre is a hive of activity with members playing darts or indoor bowls while others join in Tai-Chi or Chair Based dance classes, or quietly socialise in the conservatory with friends. After lunch there are usually a few rounds of bingo, a quiz or a raffle, while others prefer a game of cards.
The North Ascot Drop In, founded by Jane Moss and still runs - 16 years later - by Jane & Geoff Moss and others, meets on Wednesday afternoons in the North Ascot Community Centre, Fernbank Road, North Ascot. Geoff Moss was recently honoured for his community work, by being selected to receive Maundy Money from H M The Queen.
The Drop In will also be honoured with a visit from a very special guest - the Bishop of Oxford - on Wednesday April 17th.
Many people have become regulars at the group, but new people are always very welcome to enjoy tea, chat and homemade cakes. As well as the weekly get-togethers, the group enjoys outings and parties, such as Christmas and birthday parties, and day trips to the Kennet and Avon Canal - not forgetting last year's huge Diamond Jubilee party ( CLICK HERE ) to see report.
The North Ascot Drop In receives donations from major sponsors such as Ascot Round Table, as well as the Waitrose Community Matters scheme. The group also raises money itself, with Bring & Buy sales and similar events.
The Ascot Probus Club meets on the fourth Monday of each month at Englemere in Kings Ride, for lunch and to hear the guest speaker. Probus is an organisation for retired business and professional men (or those approaching retirement) to meet on a regular basis and socialise. For further details and inquiries about membership contact the Honorary Secretary on 01344 620060.
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Another AscotRetirement Fair will be held at Ascot Racecourse on August 20th 2014 . The Fair comprises over 100 stands, offering advice and information on services, hobbies, entertainment and much more. These covered financial advice (Kirk Rice) - pictured, legal advice, mobility, accommodation, art, bowling, tap dancing, flower arranging, therapies, Tom French jewellery (pictured below) The event was organised by the Ascot Project and attracts a large number of visitors from the surrounding area.
The Ascot Volunteer Bureau, which matches volunteer drivers with people who need lifts to appointments, can be contacted on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursday and Fridays, 10 am - 12noon. Local trips cost £4, longer trips have a 45p per mile mileage rate. Visit www.ascotvolunteerbureau.org.uk Call 01344 625520.
Sunningdale Bowling Club welcomes new members. Tuition is given if required. For more information call in at the Club on Whitmore Lane Sunningdale or contact Brian Munden on 01344 621207.
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