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News Archive

Past news and events from Age UK Herefordshire & Worcestershire

October 2015 Events

Sunday 4th October 2015: Silver Sunday is an annual day of fun and free activities for older people across the UK

This Silver Sunday Age UK Herefordshire & Worcestershire, along with the University of Worcester, the Worcester Ramblers and the County Sports Partnership, offered a 'morning of walking' for over 50's, family, friends and carers.

Sunday 4th October was a fresh bright sunny day, perfect for walking! 12 walkers set off from the car park at the University at 9.00am for a 6 mile hike, another 24 walkers set off at 10.00am from the University Sports Centre for a 4 mile walk on surfaced paths, and 5 people set off at 10.30am for a gentle 1 mile stroll around the university grounds. All 41 walkers returned happily to the Sports Hall around 12.00pm for tea and homemade cakes (and seconds!).

While the walkers had a well-deserved tea and cake, and chatted with new friends, information was made available from the Worcester Ramblers and Worcestershire County Council Walking for Health about regular walking opportunities.

Look out for more 'Active Age' celebrations. Coming up: the Active Age Festival on Saturday 4th June 2016 (date tbc) and the next Silver Sunday on 2nd October 2016!

Group Photo

June 2015 Events

Saturday 6th June 2015: Don't miss our 4th Active Age festival to be held at Worcester University Riverside Centre. Read more in our latest Active Ageing Newsletter.

February 2015 Events

Friday 6th February, from 10am until 3pm, at the Crown Gate Shopping Centre: Age UK Herefordshire & Worcestershire will be hosting an information day to raise awareness as part of our Campaign for Warm Homes.

January 2015 Events

17th January 2015: Charity bag pack at Morrisons Supermarket in Bromsgrove – helpers required to pack bags of shopping to help raise funds for the charity.

December 2014 Events

Saturday 20th December 2014: Worcester high street Christmas collection – helpers required to hold a collection tin during a busy Christmas shopping day.

November 2014 Events

Sunday 2nd November 2014 11:30am -12:30pm: Charity Dog Walk, at Worcester Countryside Centre, Spetchley Road, Worcester, WR5 2NP

27th November 2014: Santa's Sleigh in Cleeve Prior area – an organised walk between 6-9pm whilst having a collection in aid of Age UK Herefordshire & Worcestershire in conjunction with the Rotary, the idea is Father Christmas visits the residential area.

October 2014 Events

Tea PartyWednesday 1st October 2014: Tea party to celebrate International Older People’s Day at Mode, Angel Place, WR1 3QN, cakes and tea dance, 3-5pm (next to Tramps nightclub in the city centre, disabled access).

Sunday 5th October 2014: Sabrina Steps: Join us this Silver Sunday to walk all, or any part of, the ‘Sabrina Steps’ circular riverside walk from Sabrina Bridge to Diglis Bridge and back

September 2014 Events

Wednesday 3rd September 2014: Coffee morning for the ‘Big Chinwag’ at our Vine Street office, 12 Vine St, Evesham, WR11 4RE, 10am-12pm, everyone welcome.

Saturday 6th September 2014: Coffee morning at Eco Hub in Cathedral Plaza shop. Reminiscence & art exhibition to help raise awareness for Alzheimer’s month, 10am-1pm (at the back of Next just off Worcester high street).

Thursday 18th September 2014: Come and view a range of local services available to people over 50 and have a chat to service providers over a cup of tea.

Enjoy a demonstration of a light exercise class – and even have a go if you want to!

Thursday 18 September, 10am – 2pm at the Guildhall, Worcester

August 2014 Events

Wednesday 6th August 2014: Trace your History & Family Tree. Come along on Wednesday 6th August 10am – 3pm to an Open Day at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Canada Way, Worcester (opposite road to Bromwich Road off the roundabout).

Wednesday 13th August 2014: Coffee morning for the ‘Big Chinwag’ at Powell & Family funeral home, 54-56 Barborne Road, Worcester, 10am-12pm. Join the fun and get together to help raise awareness and funds to help end loneliness.

Friday 15th August 2014: Coffee morning for the ‘Big Chinwag’ at Powell & Family funeral home at 15 North Street, Droitwich, WR2 4BN, 10am-12pm. Come along and pay a pound to make a wish and blow out one of 46 candles on Catherine Powell’s birthday cake.


Active Age Festival 2014

Jun 2014

Age UK Herefordshire & Worcestershire's 3rd annual Active Age Festival is on Saturday 7th June 2014, at the University of Worcester’s Riverside Centre on Hylton Road.

For older adults, a day of taster sessions, workshops, music, dance and entertainment - all free of charge! Running from 10.30am to 3.30pm this is an opportunity to meet many clubs, groups and activities from the local area who welcome the ‘over 50s’, and have no upper age limit.

Try out beginner-level taster sessions in Tai Chi, line dancing, badminton, Just4Fun exercise, art, craft, computers .......and many more. All sessions are conducted by qualified, experienced instructors.

Make a day of it with inexpensive refreshments and lunch available through the day. Groups are welcome. Transport is being offered from the Age UK Worcester & District shops to the Festival (please call to book). A timetable of activities available on request.

Walking Land's End to John O'Groats for Age UK

May 2014

Our volunteers Paul and Diane Jackson are walking 1100 miles from Lands End to John O'Groats in aid of Age UK Herefordshire & Worcestershire setting off on 17th May 2014.

They are in their sixties, so they are hoping to inspire others to be active in later life whilst raising some awareness for the charity but if they don't complete the distance for any reason please still pledge the money.

It doesn't matter how small, a penny raised for every mile or a penny for every 10 miles walked.

Visit their Justgiving page, or sponsor them via text: text LEJG62 followed by £1, £2, £4, £5 or £10 to 70070.