Charity

A Message from Age Concern Sandwich

Age Concern Sandwich is a community-based independent charity providing social support to the over 50’s. Our mission is to promote the well-being of mature adults, to help make their future a fulfilling and enjoyable experience, and to enhance the social aspects of life.

Based in the heart of the local community the Centre provides a caring and friendly environment where people can meet up and join in with the many services and activities offered. The charity also has two shops which are regularly stocked with a variety of bargains.

We provide help, advice and information on issues affecting older people, and offer support to those who may require assistance with forms.

No membership needed – everyone over 50 is welcome. Simply drop in and have a chat over a cup of coffee. The Centre is open weekdays from 9am-4pm (closed Bank Holidays/Christmas).

Services Include:

Meals on Wheels
Sunflower Dementia Centre
Information & Advice – Form Filling
Curative Therapy
Befriending Service
Talking Therapy and Hypnotherapy
Foot Care
Personal Bathing
Dover District Council Help Desk
Hearing Aid Clinic
Two charity shops
NHS Social
Prescribers visits
Hair Salon

Activities Include:

Pet Therapy
Chess
Regular entertainment by local singers
Fun Bingo
Music and Movement
Regular visits from local school children
Arts and Crafts Chair Yoga

From Monday to Friday, we serve delicious two-course lunches in the Centre and deliver with our Meals and Wheels service to those unable to leave their home. Available to book.

Sunflower Dementia Centre is a day centre for people over 50 who are living with dementia. We promote person-centred care in a safe and stimulating environment with fully trained staff who understand that finding the right support for memory loss and dementia can be difficult. We partake various activities that help maintain skills and memories such as quizzes, arts and crafts, music, games and reminiscence. This gives carers a little respite, knowing the people they care for are receiving a high standard of support. COGS club is every Friday for people with mild dementia or memory loss. Our outreach services include a monthly ‘Drop In’ clinic supported by Gregory House and Memory Café offering advice from a range of services.

Become a Befriender

If you have some spare time, enjoy chatting to others, are empathetic and a good listener, then why not become a Befriender. As people get older, some find they spend more time on their own. This can sometimes feel lonely and boring, or make people miss friends or family. We offer a telephone befriending service for older people so they can enjoy chatting with someone over the phone. As a volunteer, you would befriend someone who is 50 or over. From the comfort of your home, it's a fun, safe, and easy way to get to know someone new. Befriending can mean the world to people who feel lonely and isolated, so if you would like to make a difference to an older person’s life please do get in touch.

Volunteers are always welcome to join our friendly team. If you would like to help with any of our services, we would love to hear from you.


SANDWICH

For more information about Age Concern Sandwich services and activities please call the Centre on 01304 614237 or visit our website www.ageconcernsandwich.com

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