Tackle elderly isolation by sharing the hobbies you love.
1-2 hours a week
What is LinkAges?
Nationwide, around 10% of old people feel lonely often or always; over half of all people aged over 75 live alone; and over half of all elderly people say that television is their main form of company. LinkAges is a project aiming to tackle elderly isolation with just as little as an hour of your time per week or even fortnight.
Nubian Life specialises in activities for the elderly community with memory loss conditions such as Dementia and Alzheimer's. Link Ages allows you to learn more, take part in fun activities and have an impact in a lonely older person's life.
Deadline: 30th May
What: This is your life (book making) / Interactive Games Where: Nubian Life, Shepherd's Bush When: Tuesday's 11:45-12:25
What: Sit and stand tall/ Family Fellowship Where: Nubian Life, Shepherd's Bush When: Tuesday's 13:45-14:50
What: Read and relax / Modelling Where: Nubian Life, Shepherd's Bush When: Wednesday's 11:45-12:25
What: Modelling / Living Medicine/ Gardening Project Where: Nubian Life, Shepherd's Bush When: Wednesday's 13:45-14:50
What: Mind Games / Singing, drama for those with Dementia Where: West 12 Shopping Centre, Shepherds Bush When: Thursday's 11:45-15:00
What: Men's Group and a Women's Group Where: Nubian Life, Shepherd's Bush When: Thursday's 11:45-14:50
What: Kite Making / Personal Care (Hair and nails) Where: Nubian Life, Shepherd's Bush When: Friday's 11:45-12:25
What: Personal Care / Art Session Where: Nubian Life, Shepherd's Bush When: Friday's 13:45-14:50
What: Weekly walks (20 min) Where: AGE UK Merton When: Once a week day and time flexible
What: Befriender (meet with an older person in their home for one hour a week) Where: AGE UK Merton When: Once a week day and time flexible
What is your role?
Volunteering in care homes can play a huge part in making residents feel connected to their community and the outside world and making care homes fun and vibrant places to live and work.
Attend weekly or fortnightly volunteering sessions to support elderly residents.
All training you need for your role will be provided
Your travel expenses will be covered.
What will you gain?
Develop your leadership and communication skills
Develop your own CV through practical experience
Make a real lasting impact in someone else's life
Experience with vulnerable groups for volunteers interested in care professions
Experience with people with memory loss conditions for volunteers interested in future medical/ psychological/ neurological/ pharmaceutical research and professions.
We strongly encourage applications from BME individuals and other under-represented groups.
Kingston Hub is committed to making our activities inclusive to all students. We can make reasonable adjustments to application processes, selection workshops, training sessions, volunteering projects and other activities on a case-by-case basis. We also provide ongoing support for the students we work with, so if you have particular accessibility needs, including special educational needs, please do get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know how we can make the activity more accessible.