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Who we are
Reconnections is a new programme aimed at tackling loneliness amongst older people living in Worcestershire. The Reconnections team is a partnership of local organisations, led by Age UK Herefordshire & Worcestershire, who have experience and understanding of the issues people face in later life.
What We Do and How it Works
Reconnections will provide tailored, one to one support for lonely older people which will enable them to identify, talk about and overcome their feelings of loneliness by reconnecting them with interests and activities in their local community.
Following a detailed conversation, Reconnections will support the individual to design a plan which is personalised to their needs and wishes around reducing their feelings of loneliness. A locally based volunteer will then partner with the individual and help them to achieve their plan through confidence building and maintaining their connections with activities and interests in the lo
Why We Do it
- There are 15,000 older people in Worcestershire who are potentially lonely
- 9% of people over the age of 65 feel cut off from society
- 50% of all older people consider the Television as their main form of company
- 5% of people over the age of 65 spent Christmas Day alone
- Feeling lonely is as bad for our health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day
- 17% of older people have less than weekly contact with their family, friends and neighbours
By connecting people to those around them, they can stay happier and healthier for longer.
Age UK Herefordshire & Worcestershire
Bromwich Road, Worcester, WR2 4BN
0800 195 8040
Our aim is to ensure that parents, carers and children within the community can access education, parental support, health care services, activities and advice. We are a small, friendly and dedicated team, here to work for you and your family during and after pregnancy, and throughout your children's early years.
We cover Bewdley and surrounding areas.
Coffee Morning - is a great morning to connect with not only other people from Riverside but with the community of the Wyre Forest. Running every Wednesday it is a place for people to come and relax, share good company over tea, coffee and, of course, cakes
Rock Choir is described as being the United Kingdom's original, and the world's largest, contemporary choir. It holds three Guinness World Records – 'biggest hit act in the UK', 'largest musical act to release an album' and 'largest song and dance routine held at multiple locations'. Rock Choir offers teenagers and adults the chance to sing pop, Motown, gospel and chart songs without the need to audition, read music or have any previous singing experience. On 16 July 2010 the Daily Mail called it "Britain's biggest choral movement." In November 2014 it had more than 16,000 members rehearsing in 300 locations throughout the UK. In August 2011, Coutts Woman Magazine described Rock Choir as "a community singing phenomenon that is sweeping the country," and "one of Britain's biggest brands
Kidderminster Branch of Rock Choir rehearses every Monday night at the Severn Valley Railway in the Valley Suite from 8.30pm onwards. Go along for a free taster session.
Local Walks 2015/2016
Free Guided walks along our footpaths and bridleways, off the roads and into the countryside.
Learn the right way to walk with good company and great local scenery. Everyone is welcome
Alan tel - 01299400304
Regular activities - Bridge Club - Dance Fest - FlICK IN THE STICKS - Knit'n'natter - Little Acorns Stay and Play - Millennium Green Wild Life Group - PILATES - Pound the Bounds - Rock Monthly Walk - Rock Show - Rock W.I.