News and Events
October / November 2016
Federation for Positive Ageing update
Since our successful launch events we've been working to set up a programme of activities to respond to the interests and needs of older peoples clubs and groups as expressed at the events.
Opportunities for networking and sharing information scored highest in all our feedback, followed by some specific interest in learning how to successfully promote clubs, groups and organisations, intergenerational working, attracting new volunteers, dementia awareness and fundraising.
The programme of events we're organising aims to provide sessions which cover each of these topics while providing plenty of time for networking too and will take place in various locations all over Bolsover, Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire.
So far we have set up a Dementia Friends Training session as part of Chatsworth Road Festival 1st October at St Thomas's Church, Brampton, and a networking event at Loundsley Green Community Centre on 12th October. Other events are close to being finalised so watch out for flyers and further information.
We've also been working with Clowne Community Transport, Housing and Care 21, Thoms Blokes in Chesterfield and Bolsover District Council to set up a mens group in Bolsover - Bosa Blokes. We're doing this because we've found very few men are attending general older peoples groups, so are providing a space to cater for male interests in male company. If the project succeeds we will roll out the idea across other areas. The next meeting is 15th September 2.30 pm at Freedom Project Rooms, Methodist Church, Hill Top, Bolsover.
A monthly newsletter has been established as a platform for everyone involved in working with older people to contribute updates on their activities. The first 2 versions are available on this website, with more to come.
Download June newsletter HERE.
Download July newsletter HERE.
Download August newsletter HERE.
Download September newsletter HERE.
Federation membership continues to grow and we are constantly finding new groups and projects working for the benefit of older people. Onwards and upwards.....
.........Working together for Older People
Telephone Befriending Service Volunteers
Age Concern Chesterfield and District is looking for enthusiastic and motivated individuals to join our dedicated Careline Telephone Befriending Service at Age Concern Chesterfield and District.
If you are Interested or would like more information please
Age Concern Chesterfield and District
on 01246 273333
87 New Square,
Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S40 1AH