For the Young at Heart (Adamsdown Day Centre Partnership)

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The project aims to further improve the health and well-being of the older people who come to our Day Centre in Adamsdown, Cardiff. Many who attend have no family members to care for them, many would have no contact with others and if they did not come here, their lives would be very lonely and isolated. As well as providing them with a nutritious meal, we also provide services to enhance their lives, such as a hairdresser, aromatherapy sessions, the services of a chiropodist, weekly exercise classes to assist their mobility and ‘Golden Oldies’ every 4 weeks provide a happy hour of singing and dancing; we must not forget their daily game of bingo too!
Unfortunately the loss of grant funding means that we are now struggling to continue this vital and necessary service for a group of people often overlooked in our Society today. It is essential that we do all we can to ensure that we not only continue our work, but go from strength to strength. I urge you strongly to please support our project and thus help us in our fight to ensure the health and well-being of these older people and also ensure that their long-term independence continues. Many who attend say that it is their only lifeline and a place where they feel safe and loved. As well as all this, we have regular day trips, an annual holiday, regular ‘meals out’ , trips to the theatre and interaction with local school children (this we have found to have a beneficial affect on both the youngsters and the ‘oldies’). It must be emphasised that the The Day Centre has a wonderful relationship with the local community, many of whom are active volunteers. By the end of our project over 100 elderly people will report feeling less isolated and have improved social networks.

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Posted by stowie39 on 16 Nov 2014
A wonderful centre they helped and supported my late mother in law in the last two years. Nothing is to much trouble for them . It gave her tremendous comfort and companionship in the last years of her life.
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Posted by lisaobrien84 on 16 Nov 2014
Please vote for our project for The Young at Heart, we are not just a Day Centre we are 1 big family. Voting commences on Monday 24th November between 9am & 12 midnight. Our future Kay's in your hands.
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Registering and supporting us on this website does not count as voting. The voting phone number will be advertised here and in the Daily Mirror on the day. A short video about this project and the competing project will also be shown on the ITV regional news between 6.00pm and 6.30pm.

Nid yw cofrestru a’n cefnogi ni ar y wefan yma yn cyfrif fel pleidleisio. I helpu For the Young at Heart I ennill grant mae angen i chi bleidleisio dros y ffon rhwng 9am a hanner nos ar 24 Tachwedd 2014. Bydd y rhif ffon pleidleisio yn cael ei hysbysebu yma ac yn y Daily Mirror ar y diwrnod. Bydd fideo fer am y prosiect yma a’r prosiect sy’n cystadlu’n ei erbyn yn cael ei ddangos ar newyddion rhanbarthol ITV rhwng 6.00pm a 6.30pm.

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For the Young at Heart

Adamsdown Day Centre Partnership St.Germans Church Hall Star Street Adamsdown Cardiff CF24 0JY


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