General Election 2017

Cuts to social care and the NHS, pensioner poverty, and loneliness are all
difficulties that face millions of older people in the UK. The General Election on June 8th is a great opportunity to change this situation.

Handyperson Service

Do you need help with DIY, repairs and maintenance around the house? We have handypersons to help you with these household jobs.

Our handyperson scheme is here to help older people, their carers and the disabled in the Dacorum area, Watford and Three Rivers.

Contact Linda on 020 8386 4214 for a quote or an estimate for a job.

Information & Signposting

Our information and signposting service can offer information on a range of issues relating to older people.

We can also provide information about local services available in Dacorum.

Call our information line on 01442 259049

Dementia Services - Cogs Club

We run five 'Cogs' Club in Dacorum (Aldbury, Berkhamsted, Leverstock Green, Bennets End & our newest one in Tring). Our Cogs Clubs are modelled based on Cognitive Stimulation Therapy with specially-designed activities to support people experiencing mild to moderate memory problems.

flowerMay Opening Times

Aldbury Cogs Club will be closed on Spring Bank Holiday 29th May.

Loneliness

Shockingly, more than 1.2 million older people feel chronically lonely.  In later life, loneliness can be overwhelming, with many feeling like there is no way out.  Older people are particularly at risk of being lonely as they are more likely to experience deteriorating health or the death of a loved one.

The health impact loneliness has on older people is huge, with research suggesting that it can be as bad for your health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day or being morbidly obese.

Services to alleviate loneliness

Age UK Dacorum's Befriending services can connect a lonely older person with a volunteer who can visit their home or give them a regular call.

Age UK Dacorum's Tea and Chat Clubs, Active Living Clubs and Cogs Clubs are places where older people  can meet to make new friends, learn new skills and socialise with others in their local community. 

Caring for a loved one can be a lonely and isolating, join our Carers Support Groups for some friendly emotional support.

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News and Happenings at Age UK Dacorum

  • ⚽ Walking Football

    Stay Active and Get Fitter!

     Venue:  Hemel Hempstead Town Football Club
    Vauxhall Road, Hemel Hempstead, Herts HP2 4HW

    Hemel Town FC

    Walking Football

  • The Big Knit

    The Big Knit is back! 

    Please support Age UK Dacorum with your knitting needles!

    The Big Knit is a joint campaign between Age UK and Innocent drinks to help vulnerable older people. For every hat submitted Age UK Dacorum will receive 25p

    Hats can be dropped off to our office in Half Moon Yard or send then to us in the post.

     

    The Big Knit

  • ~ HIdden Talents ~

    An exhibition of artworks by members of the Active Living Clubs and Carers Support Groups

     1st June - 15th June 
    Frogmore Paper Mill
    Fourdrinier Way, Apsley
     Hemel Hempstead HP3 9RY

    Special Fundraising Event
    Sunday 4th June
    11am until 4pm

    Find out more

  • Relaxed Classics Film Screening

    singing in the rain

    Singin' in the Rain
    Thursday  25th May at 2pm

    Old Town Hall, High Street
    Hemel Hempstead, HP1 3AE

    Tickets £4 include tea or coffee & biscuit. Accompanying carers free.

    Find out more

Volunteering

Would you like to make a difference to the older people in our community? Meet people? Make new friends? Learn new skills? Have fun? 
There is a wide variety of volunteering opportunities within Age UK Dacorum.

About us

Age UK Dacorum is an independent charity working across Dacorum to improve the quality of life for older people.

Our mission is to promote the well-being of all older people and to help make later life a fulfilling and enjoyable experience

Events and Activities

We run a number of exciting fundraising events throughout the year. Join us to help raise essential funds that will ensure our work with and for older people in Dacorum can continue