Day services and centres offer support for older people who live within the local community.
The service provides opportunities for time out of the house, in a safe, stimulating and fun environment.
The services are managed by our staff, but led by our older members, who choose the daily activities or plan ahead for special events.
Benefits of our day services
A regular day or morning out provides good company and fun, as well as improving general well-being, maintaining skills and independence offering the opportunity to learn something new and providing mental and physical stimulation. Day services are also key to combatting loneliness for older people.
The time out is also a way of providing regular respite for carers and those who require care.
Activities and facilities
Our members have chosen a wide range of activities
• Crafts & Gardening
• Speakers on a wide range of subjects
• Music therapy and singing
• Theme for the day, pub lunch the wild west
• Exercises - music and movement
• Computer skills
• Outings to places of interest, the theatre or classic cars and a picnic
• Games, quizzes
Other opportunities available (depending on location)
• Nail care and hand massage
A hot nutritious meal and refreshments throughout the day are provided, taking into consideration any special dietary requirements and personal choice. Early birds can also have breakfast if they wish, or take home a packed tea.
Age UK Suffolk also provides a number of special day services for people living with dementia.
Many of the people attending day services have care needs which have been assessed by Suffolk County Council and therefore may be eligible for sponsorship by the County Council. All of our services are available to those people who self-fund and a free taster day can be arranged at any of our centres.
Where are our services?
Foxhall Day Care Centre
110 Parliament Road
A day service for up to 28 older people.
Open: Tuesday and Friday, with a specialist focus for people with dementia on Wednesday and Thursday.
Phone: 01473 724144
Open: Tuesdays to Fridays
Phone: 07713 215171
A specialist day service for up to 12 older people living with dementia.
Open: Mondays to Fridays
Phone: 01787 376990
You can visit our day centres for the whole day or part of a day, whichever suits you. For general enquiries about Age UK Suffolk day services, please call 01473 351234