12
Jan

Cherub Day Nursery links up with local care home

Congratulations to Cherubs Day Nursery Edwinstowe which has done a great job integrating their children with their local Nightingdale Care Home. We have experienced similar success with visits by residents from the Lark Hill- Clifton centre to elderly members of our Together Club. (the subject of the BBC’s Under 5’s in Care Homes series). Such […]

31
Dec

Heart Church Christmas Fundraiser

The Wainman Trust is thrilled to announce that the Heart Church Christmas Fundraiser has so far raised £1,647 to help us equip and open our fourth ‘Together’ Friendship Club for the over 60’s. It is planned that the club will be situated in West Bridgford. A huge THANK YOU to Heart Church for choosing us […]

22
Dec

Remembering the Late Great Dame Barbara Windor’s fight for Dementia Care

The Late great Dame Barbara Windsor tried to raise the issue of inadequate dementia care with the government, soon after she had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. (Left Picture) Barbara Windsor: Source: Sky News (Right Picture) Barbara Windsor and Scott Mitchell at Downing Street 2019 ‘Fix Dementia Care – Alzheimer’s Society Source: Sky News The problem […]

17
Nov

Loneliness in older people

Loneliness in older people has been a concern long before this pandemic hit.  Many of the programmes designed to help, such as our Together Clubs, have had to stop.  How do we move forward in our changed world to ensure that older folk who are experiencing loneliness are not left behind feeling lonely and isolated?  […]

23
Oct

Winter Dread: How can we support vulnerable people during the pandemic?

Age UK has warned that millions of older people are facing a potential public health emergency as they struggle alone, physically and mentally deteriorate and cannot properly grieve during the pandemic. Apparently, Covid-19 has hit the fast-forward button on ageing with a substantial group of people left frightened, depressed and very much alone. As cases […]

15
Jul

Celebrated as war heroes but denied their TV licence

So – the people we have been celebrating as heroes during two world wars have not only been dealt a massive blow by being largely ignored by the government during the Covid-19 pandemic but must now lose their TV Licence! The BBC plan to go ahead with their plan to scrap free TV licences for […]

15
Apr

4 Quick ways over 60’s can stay healthy during self-isolation

We are living in a constantly changing digital world in which technology can be a massive help for those of us wishing to maintain links with family and friends.  Universal access to social media has made it easier than ever for older people to tune in and engage. The current COVID-19 pandemic makes the need […]