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 - 17 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 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 .
If you’re retired or soon to retire plan a visit to the Retirement Fair which will be held between 10.00am and 4.00pm on Wednesday 20th August in the Grandstand at Ascot Racecourse.
The day is designed to be both informative and enjoyable. Advice will be available on pensions, tax and legal issues. If you know someone who is at a difficult time in their life there will also be professionals from the health and caring services who will be ready to provide the advice that you may need.
Throughout the day there will be cookery demonstrations, a fashion show and live music from Trad Jazz and a Steel Band to enjoy. Retirement may be an opportunity to try new experiences. Many clubs and local voluntary organisations attend the Retirement Fair and would be delighted to meet you.
For further information visit our website: www.ascotretirementfair.com
The Ascot Project
Charity registration 1146466
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.
Set within 20 acres of mature woodland and picturesque landscaped gardens in the beautiful village of Sunninghill on the outskirts of Ascot, the exclusive Lynwood Village is a thriving community within a community. Very few places are so sought after as the area around Ascot. There are over 1,000 acres of stunning landscape for beautiful walks, including Windsor Great Park, Savill Gardens and Virginia Water, to explore all within a few miles so spending time outside is a real pleasure, whatever the weather. Some of the country’s leading golf clubs, including Wentworth, Sunningdale and Royal Ascot, are located within 5 miles of Lynwood Village.
With a full range of village amenities including superb social, leisure and spa facilities, everything you could possibly need is provided – and then allow you to choose how you want to live your life and enjoy your retirement. Life is as simple and carefree as possible.
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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