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  • Can you spare an hour to share an hour and change a life?

    Are you a good listener? Can you spare an hour a week? Would you like to help us fight loneliness? If so, our Befriending team would love to hear from you.

    "It is a warm feeling knowing that you have improved someone's day by doing something so little." Age UK Hertfordshire Befriending volunteer.

    To celebrate Volunteers Week, Age UK Hertfordshire's befriending Service is hosting 2 drop-in events locally for people who are interested in finding out more about supporting older people who are experiencing loneliness and isolation. These events will be held:

    6th June, 3:00pm - 4:30pm at Clitheroe Wellbeing Centre, Clitheroe Gardens, South Oxhey, WD19 6RP

    16th June, 1:30pm - 3:00pm at the United Reform Church, Homewood Road, St Albans, AL1 4BH

    Please come along and speak with the team about volunteer Befriending or you can call us on 07525 070472 to find out more. Alternatively, you can contact us by email: Volunteering@ageukherts.org.uk or visit us at www.ageuk.org.uk/Hertfordshire 

  • Alzheimer's Society Dementia Action Week

    Alzhiemer's Soceity's Dementia Action week takes place between 16th - 22nd May. This year's focus is on Diagnosis of Dementia.

    This Dementia Action Week, they want to encourage those who might be living with, or close to someone who might be living with, with undiagnosed dementia to: 

    • be able to understand and recognise potential dementia symptoms 

    • be able to access appropriate guidance and support 

    • feel empowered to take the next step improve the diagnosis process for both them and healthcare professionals.  

  • ‘It’s Never Too Late to be Active’ Campaign

    Hertfordshire County Council is working with local organisations to launch a countywide campaign to help older adults become more active.

    Being physically active for 30 minutes at least five days a week is known to provide important physical and mental health benefits for older adults. This is particularly important as we start to reverse some of the effects of COVID-19 and Lockdown.

    ‘It’s Never Too Late to be Active’ runs for 12-weeks from 9 May to 29 July 2022.

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