Royton & Crompton Over 60's Group

Shaw, Oldham

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Friendship, Fellowship and Fun

Group introduction

We are an Over 60's Group our aim to reduce Social Isolation and Loneliness for those in their Golden Age. We meet every Thursday afternoon doing a variety of activities in a warm, welcoming and safe environment. We also meet once a month on a Saturday starting with lunch at 1pm followed by an afternoon of Fellowship and Fun. Our members, most of whom live alone find Saturdays one of their loneliest days, so having the opportunity of lunch then an afternoon were they have a choice of partaking in games, crafts or simply to sit and chat, is of great benefit to them. Our older and more vulnerable members feel less isolated through engagement in new community activities.

How would this funding have an impact on your community?

The funding would be spent on purchasing Craft materials of various kinds. We like to do a different project every week with them, from making Cards, to painting, recycling items like old jam jars which we decorate and use as pen/pencils holders. Silk painting. Making Table mats and coasters. Christmas decorations, jewellery making and a host of other projects.

"One of our recently widowed members said she didn't think it was possible to have so many new friends from one group of folks who understood how low she can sometimes get, but by attending the group her spirits are lifted and it encourages her to move forward one step at a time."

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