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Supporting Older People in Harrogate

Supporting Older People in Harrogate

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Home Visiting Scheme

When you join Supporting Older People, our dedicated Activities & Befriending Manager, Julia, will personally visit your home for an informal chat. During this meeting, Julia will take the time to learn more about your interests and your expectations from our Home Visiting Scheme.

Julia’s expertise lies in carefully matching individuals like you with like-minded volunteers. These volunteers have committed to spending one or two hours regularly visiting one or more of our members. Importantly, all our volunteers have been thoroughly screened by the Disclosure & Barring Service, and we’ve diligently collected references from two people who know them well.

Once we’ve found a suitable volunteer match for you, Julia will reach out, schedule a convenient time, and arrange to come and introduce your chosen volunteer. At Supporting Older People, we take pride in our meticulous approach to matching members with volunteers, and we have a solid track record of creating enduring friendships through this process.

Our Home Visiting Scheme is a complimentary service, but we graciously accept contributions to help cover its costs.

Telephone Befriending

Could a friendly call from a dedicated volunteer brighten your day? Whether you want to discuss your interests or simply have a pleasant chat, contact and conversation play a crucial role in our overall well-being.

Sometimes, staying in touch with loved ones can be challenging. You might have lost touch with old friends or family, or health concerns could be limiting your interactions. In such cases, a regular phone call from a trustworthy and amiable volunteer can make a world of difference. All our volunteers are enthusiastic about listening, conversing, and getting to know you.

We offer flexible call schedules that can be weekly, fortnightly, or monthly—whatever works best for you. Additionally, we can even arrange ad hoc phone calls if you’ve had recent changes in your life. We’re here to keep you connected and engaged.

Join us for Tea & Talk, a delightful monthly gathering where we come together to enjoy great conversations and afternoon tea. These meetings take place on the second Tuesday of each month at 2 pm, usually at the Crown Hotel in Harrogate, unless otherwise specified.

Date Schedule:

  • 10th January
  • 14th February
  • 14th March – Special Event: Harrogate Town Ukes
  • 11th April
  • 9th May
  • 13th June
  • 11th July
  • 8th August
  • 12th September
  • 10th October
  • 14th November
  • 12th December

Dining Out Club If you have a passion for exploring local dining options, our Dining Out Club is perfect for you. We meet on the first Monday of every month and carefully select restaurants known for their accessibility and independence.

Pricing: Prices typically range from £8 to £18 per person, and all charges include a £1 booking fee.

Upcoming Dining Out Club Dates:

  • 6th February – Buon Gusto
  • 6th March – West Park
  • 3rd April – Taverna
  • 1st May – Wetherspoons
  • 5th June – The Inn at Cheltenham
  • 3rd July – The Majestic Hotel
  • 7th August – Istanbul Turkish Bar & Grill
  • 4th September – Buon Gusto
  • 2nd October – The Crown Hotel
  • 6th November – Portofino
  • 4th December – To Be Confirmed

Outings We also organize exciting outings to various places of interest. Here are some of our upcoming outings:

  • 26th January: Horticap Lunch (£5, lunch not included)
  • 16th February: Salts Mill with fish & chips lunch (£10, lunch not included)
  • 15th March: Wentworth Garden Centre (£10)
  • 24th April: Burnby Hall – Tulip Festival (£12)
  • 11th May: Skipton Canal Trip (£30)
  • 19th June: Seaside, Filey (£15)
  • 19th July: Shibden Hall & Piece Hall, Halifax (£15)
  • 17th August: Harewood Arms (£10, lunch not included)
  • 14th September: Yorkshire Museum, York (£15)
  • 12th October: Marks & Spencer In Time Exhibition (£12)
  • November: Shopping Trip
  • December: Music & Movement Group

Music & Movement Group Join our friendly Music & Movement Group, where we gather at the Green Hut, 44 Harlow Avenue, Harrogate, every Tuesday at 10 am. Enjoy an hour of seated exercise followed by delightful conversations over tea and coffee. The cost is £4 per session.

Harlow Friendship Group Our Harlow Friendship Group meets at the Green Hut every Wednesday afternoon at 2:30. It’s a great place to meet new friends, enjoy a cup of tea, and be entertained with a variety of activities, including speakers, presenters, singers, musicians, quizzes, and more. The cost is £4 per person or £6 per couple.

Cinema Club Join our Cinema Club, which takes place on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at the Odeon Cinema Club. We announce the film to be shown a week before the screening. If you’re interested in joining, please let us know, and we’ll provide you with further details. The cost is £3.50, which includes a cup of tea or coffee.

We hope you find an event that piques your interest in our Activities Brochure. To book any of these activities, please call 01423 531490. Please note that bookings are on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you have any questions or need further information about these activities, don’t hesitate to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.

Any questions? Feel free to reach out to us at:

Lorna, Julia, and Kate The Team at Supporting Older People Supporting Older People Community House 46-50 East Parade Harrogate HG1 5RR Phone: 01423 531490 (Office) Email: Larger print materials are available upon request.

At Supporting Older People we:

  • Assess and match older people with volunteer visitors
  • Organise social activities, outings and events
  • Liaise with our family, statutory agencies and voluntary organisations
  • Host events where volunteers and the people we support join together, these include our Christmas party, quizzes and International Day of Older Persons’ Lunch

Supporting Older People in Harrogate and districts. We are very proud to be Harrogate Bowling Club’s chosen charity. They are holding a charity afternoon this Saturday, 28th August, and have invited members of Supporting Older People along. Please could we ask you to share this with your contacts if you think they would be interested in attending. The afternoon starts at 1.00 with some bowls. An afternoon tea will be served at 3.30 during which the raffle will be drawn, and then finally an auction will start by 4.30. We would need to let them know numbers by Thursday so please let us know. – Community House, 46 – 50 East Parade, Harrogate, HG1 5RR – Phone: 01423 531490

North Yorkshire Sport who are based at Bilton Health & Wellbeing Hub, (the old Bilton Youth Club on Biltin Lane) regularly donates food for the Salvation Army foodbank and at Christmas they collect gifts for disadvantaged children and families who find Christmas a particularly challenging time (financially).
The Salvation Army have contacted them again this year hoping we will be able to support them as they are expecting an increase in numbers as many more people face hardship.
This year they specifically request presents for babies, older boys (aged 8 to teens) gifts for adults, and chocolates/sweets
If you could consider donating something that would be brilliant, it doesn’t have to be anything flash or expensive as ANYTHING helps.
The drop bin is available in the waiting area but the collection date is much earlier than usual w/c 15th November. If you are willing and able to help then please do drop in and donate. Together we can help give a little comfort to someone else this Christmas.

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