Support during Coronavirus epidemic
Our telephone lines are manned Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm - 01254 266620
Please ask us to receive a free winter wellbeing pack full of hints and tips for keeping warm and well this winter plus delicious recipes, crafts and puzzles to try. The pack also contains a handy room thermometer and a pen.
With winter now upon us, we are working hard with local partners to help you stay safe and well. Each week we will be sharing a short bulletin, with tips and hints around different themes. We are keen to hear from local older people who can act as winter wellbeing warriors and help us get these messages out to those who need to hear them If you belong to a local interest group and would be willing to share these messages to older people within your community then please get in touch
If you want to get active at home then join in with our Tai Chi classes via Zoom. New for December working with Blackburn College we also have some online chair based exercises and zumba classes too. If you prefer to exercise alone then follow Alison our Active Ageing Coordinator's online sessions on our You Tube Channel (link below). There is something for everyone regardless of fitness or ability.
Contact us on 01254 266620 for the login details for the Zoom Tai Chi and other sessions
Our Darwen Charity shop will reopen on Wednesday 2nd December. Customer opening hours will be Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm and we will also be open on Sundays in the run up to Christmas from 11am to 3pm
Where possible please bring donations between 9am to 10am and 4pm to 5pm Monday to Saturday and ring the doorbell as we are unable to accept large numbers of donations during shop public opening hours
Ecclesiastical 12 days of giving. Please nominate us for the Ecclesiastical Insurance 12 days of giving to receive £1,000. This would usually be our busiest fundraising time of the year but we have had to cancel our plans so £1,000 would make a huge difference
Our quality marks
Age UK Blackburn with Darwen has achieved the Age UK Charity Quality Standard (CQS). The CQS is externally assessed by quality assessment experts, SGS.