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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 2 October at Cleadon Park Medical Centre. There was 20 information stalls providing information on health, fitness, finance, housing, and social care. Over 300 older people came along. The Mayor and Mayoress launched the event highlighting the need to address social isolation and loneliness in older people.
Refreshments throughout the day were kindly donated and facilitated by Sainsbury’s and their staff.
Down Memory Lane
ACTS attended the Friends Together Group held at St Mark’s and St Cuthbert's Parish at Cleadon Park on Wednesday as part of the celebration of Older People' s Day. The group had fun looking at old photos of the area and recalling stories and memories from the past.
iPad and Tablet taster
ACTS in partnership with Jarrow Library ran an iPad and Tablet taster session as part of Get Online Week. The event was well received with the Mayor and Mayoress in attendance.
Step back to the 1950's event
Our Older People's week activities ended with a fabulous 50s event at St Bede's Church Hall, South Shields on Friday. Over 90 older people came along and enjoyed listening to our singer Eric McNally and took part in our 1950's quiz. Beamish Museum and South Tyneside Museum came along with fantastic interactive displays which brought back many memories. Asda kindly provided and served the food which was enjoyed by the recipients.
Many thanks to St Bede's, Beamish Museum, South Tyneside Museum and Asda for their support.