Volunteer with LinkAges and support us to reduce the social isolation of older people in Kingston
KingsGate Church 161A Clarence St, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1QT
Wednesdays 2 - 4:30pm (starting from the 22nd April)
LinkAges is a student-led volunteering programme which aims to reduce social isolation experienced amongst older people. We aim to foster connection and understanding across the generations, through fun and engaging activities.
We will be suporting a brand new porject in Kingston called Abundant Life. It is especially aimed at reaching older people in our community, to encourage and enable them to live life to the full.
As you may well be aware, there are over 8500 people (65 yr+) in Kingston who live at home and many struggle with social isolation or long term physical and mental health problems. From the 22nd April, Abundant Life will run every Wednesday during term time, 2 - 4.30pm and is a weekly opportunity for people to connect with others over delicious refreshments and to access a variety of sessions. Sessions range from a Strength & Flex exercise class to singing in a Choir. People can play games, enjoy a beauty treatment of learn new Creative Arts.
There are a variety of role avalible from simply socialsing with the clients and joining in to the activities to supporting the staff lead a session. There really is something for everyone!
The programme will start on the 22nd April and will run weekly on Wednesday 2 - 4:30pm. We ask that you commit to a minimum of 4 session.
Yes you will recieve training before starting the programme. Training is currently scheduled in for Tuesday the 24th of March at 7pm at Kingsgate Church.
At the Kingsgate Church in Kingston (next to the KFC). It is right near Kingston Station and around a 10 minute walk from Penrhyn Road.
This is a brilliant opporunity for anyone looking for experience in health care, working with the elderly and clients with Dementia.