Local charity Care4all have succeeded in their bid for some funding to purchase equipment for activities for older people and people in the local community, to be held at Grimsby’s new extra care housing development – Strand Court, on Albion Street.
Project Manager Jane Fox and Business Manager Karen Tait, who initially applied for the funding, found out earlier this week that they had won the required funding from Awards for All to purchase activity equipment.
Jane Fox said ‘This will not only be for the benefit of the older people who will be moving into Strand Court, but also for people who live in the local community who may wish to join in with some activities.’
‘Activities are a crucial way that older people can build and maintain social networks with other residents, staff, and others in the nearby community. Activities can become important sources of social interaction for residents.’
‘Items we are looking to purchase include arts & crafts materials, board games, music, CDs, nostalgic games, reminiscence, outdoor games, items for relaxation, items for physical activity such as a Wii console; beans bags; balls etc, and outdoor furniture and garden implements.’
‘Of course as a charity we welcome any donations from members of the public.’
Care4all are a local charity, based in North East Lincolnshire, who provides services for older people and people with disabilities, with the aim of enriching their lives and eradicating social isolation. The charity will be building the activities programme on their already hugely successful community events programme that is run from the Curzon Health & Wellbeing Centre in Cleethorpes.
Strand Court is due to open to residents this summer.
To find out more information about Care4all, or about their work at Strand Court, visit www.care4all.og.uk, or call 01472 629066.
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