Welcome to our Summer edition of HOOT.
This quarter’s edition includes a profile of one of our Home from Hospital team members, Doreen Fletcher. Doreen Fletcher explains more about the service and why she is so passionate about the work she and the rest of the team do.
We also have a focus on our day services.
Based in Cheltenham and Gloucester they provide a variety of activities for older people with a range of interests and abilities.
If you think you or someone you know or care for would benefit please do get in touch to find out more. The service includes transport to and from our centres and we aim to provide a service tailored to individual needs.We also have information about where you can get advice on planning to pay for care costs, a footcare event in Tewkesbury and active balance exercise classes in various venues around Cheltenham.
Find out too how you can help us by getting involved in our annual ‘Big Knit’ fundraising campaign or by becoming a Trustee.Other articles feature a recent ‘Dementia Adventure’ event and news about our Rural Ageing Campaign in partnership with Age UK nationally.
Enjoy the summer!
Chief Executive Officer
Welcome to our Winter edition of HOOT.
This edition includes the second part of our ‘Get Set for Winter’ advice which we hope you will find useful. Don’t forget you can always contact our Information and Advice staff for help if you are struggling to keep warm, for example because of high energy costs.Other features include information about our new telephone friendship service ‘Call in Time’, which aims to reduce loneliness and isolation, a report on our latest ITea and biscuits event, aimed at encouraging older people to access the internet, and details of our forthcoming ‘Carols in the Cathedral’ event in December.There is also a thank-you for everyone who helped us raise money by knitting little hats and to the local branch of the Tesco Retired Staff Association, who recently donated £400 raised at coffee mornings.Stay warm and have a lovely Christmas and New Year. In the meantime we hope to see many of you at the Christmas event on 21 December.
Age UK Gloucestershire
26 Station Road
t 01452 422 660