Support during the coronavirus epidemic
We're offering a range of services to help older people stay happy, healthy and socially engaged during the coronavirus lockdown.
Help us support the older people of Oldham who still need us during the COVID-19 lockdown. Demand has increased dramatically for our essential services, which we have extended to run 7 days a week. Donations can be made online through JustGiving or by cheque.
The CEO of Age UK Oldham, Yvonne Lee, shares how Age UK Oldham has supported vulnerable housebound people throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
We regret that from Monday the 20th July for a number days we will be unable to accept donated goods. As we re-open more of our charity shops we need to expand our sorting premises to ensure the continued quarantining of donated goods. We do hope you understand and will update you soon.
Do you want to be more active, but find exercise difficult? Find information and short videos you can do at home!
This month the World Health Organisation launches its Decade for Ageing looking forward from now until 2030. Our role in the project will be to help older people keep as active, both physically and mentally, as they can in later life.
October 1st is International Day of Older Persons (it was passed by the United Nations in 1990).
Age UK Oldham would like to recognise this and celebrate it by holding a virtual exhibition.
Our request is for people to send us anything we could include in the exhibition.
Some of our ideas:
- Achievements done now or in the past
- Something you are proud of
- Pictures of art work, embroidery, stories or poems
- If you have learnt something new - tried a new recipe or something else
- Tell us about your unusual or interesting hobbies
…anything at all really that we could include for an exhibition, visual or recorded.
Please send paper copies to Older People’s Day Exhibition, Age UK Oldham, 10 Church Lane, Oldham, OL1 3AN.
Or email Sophie Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org
Take part in neighbourly volunteering and help support older people who are staying at home due to the coronavirus epidemic.
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Information about the symptoms of coronavirus and how you can reduce the risk of catching the virus and spreading it to others.
Whether you're after somewhere for a meeting, business function, or a party, wake or wedding; George Street Chapel is a unique central venue well worth a viewing!