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Great North Run
ACTS had four runners who completed this years’ Great North Run raising essential funds to help us continue our valuable services to older people in South Tyneside.
Please support our fantastic runners efforts by donating online to help us reach our fundraising target of £1,000 at: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/ACTS
All funds raised will go towards supporting older people in South Tyneside.
Causes for Carriers
A big thank you to Causes for Carriers for their recent grant to ACTS, which has funded our new uniform for staff and volunteers. This is helping to promote our trusted reputation to older people in South Tyneside.
Here are some pictures from our Christmas parties held for our volunteers and clients.
You are never to old to try something new
Our client Jessie Holmes aged 80 years old recently completed an abseil to raise money for a local charity. It just goes to show that your never to old to try something new. Why not try and learn a new skill this year.
ACTS runs a variety of IT sessions, heritage sessions and activities like seated exercise, tea dances and art groups. Just gives us a call to find out more.
Celebrating International Older Peoples Day
To celebrate International Older Peoples Day ACTS held a week of activities commencing 2nd October.
International Older People’s Day occurs annually on 1st October, with this years’ international theme being “Tapping the Talents, Contributions and Participation of Older Persons Society”.
ACTS held an information fair on Monday 1st October at Cleadon Park Medical Centre. There were 30 plus information stalls providing information on health, fitness, finance, housing, and social care. Over 400 older people came along. The Mayor Kenneth Stephenson launched the event speaking to stall holders and attendees alike.
Refreshments were served by ACTS throughout the day.
Information and Advice
ACTS staff were in attendance to give advice to clients regarding the products and services available in house, or at their homes.
iPad and Tablet taster
ACTS in partnership with local libraries highlighted the benefits of getting online. Emphasis was attributed to the courses and assistance that can be gained by the sessions that are available.
Get online week
At the event clients were advised that between the 15th October and the 19th October there will be Information Technology sessions held at ACTS headquarters at Beach Road, South Shields. They will include use of Laptops, iPads, and tablets and their use in modern society.
Sessions will be held to advise clients about online shopping and security.