Activities of the project will include the following: -Healthy Living Programme -- Cooking session on healthy eating to encourage maintaining healthy diet , learning to cook different traditional foods from different countries. -Gentle physical activity (e.g. indoor activities, group walking.). - Holding health events tailored to older women
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
The idea was born from the community on how to tackle the need for older generation; they have a range of needs from physical health issues to isolation. A community meeting was held to discuss the needs of the older generation in the community and a list of activities and ideas have been drawn from the feedbacks to support the older women. The project involves 15 to 20 older women, a coordinator and 5 to 10 volunteers who will organise activities for the club and will provide support to the elderly. The project will offer the community more cohesion, the older people will feel less isolated, become more knowledgeable about their health and wellbeing. Activities in the clubs will help and contribute to the maintenance of good health reducing psychological issues.
Steps to get it done:
the organisation has been relying on volunteers’ goodwill for the running of its day to day work. This alone makes it difficult to meet schedules and deadlines. As much as people want to help, they have other responsibilities and sometimes cannot commit to regular participation. Employing a coordinator will enable us to provide a more consistent and efficient service that is streamlined and well organised. Older people improve their health and wellbeing in physical and mental terms, access services in the community such as GP’s, hospitals and statutory support services, participate in activities improving their cultural maintenance, reducing isolation and enabling them to enjoy time with their peers in a social setting. The community will be more cohesive, strengthen links between older and young generation by sharing and collaborating for the good of the community.
About the space
London Borough of Wandsworth