Evesham College, in collaboration with The Rotary Club of Evesham, is organising a series of events where young and older people can mix, interact and enjoy themselves. An ageing population, family members not living nearby and hearing, sight and/or mobility challenges can lead to social isolation of more and more people within our communities.
The objective of the project is to organise events where guests can enjoy a lunch followed by a social interaction activity such as a quiz, bingo, music etc., with College students taking part. The interaction between young and older people benefits both groups.
The catering students prepare meals for a ‘real’ events and can interact with the guests serving the meal and after that take part in the social event. The care and hospitality students learn to organise events and learn to interact with older people. And at the same time, both groups have fun.
The events take place at Evesham College, Acquired Brain Injury Building, Davies Rd, Evesham WR11 1LP. The main entrance is off Cheltenham Road and drop off and pickup and wheelchair access are available. General parking is available at Evesham College (Davies Rd).
The events take place on Mondays from 12 noon to 2.00 pm. Arrival 11.45 to 12.00 and departure 2.00 to 2.15 pm. The dates for 2017/18 are:
● 16th October – Lunch and Bingo
● 13th November
● 18th December
● 15th January
● 12th February
● 12th March
● 23rd April
● Final Summer Event in May / June2018, date to be confirmed.
Cost: £ 5.00 pp
To book a place, please contact Carol Stayte at Evesham College (Tel. 01386 712682; email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Places are limited (20 per event) so please book early to avoid disappointment. Bookings can be made for one future event at the time. After taking part, a new booking can be made for another future event.
Some guests will be able to arrange their own transport. If that is not possible other options can be considered such as taxi’s or the community transport scheme run by the Evesham Volunteer Centre (01386 45035). This is a scheme for people who don’t have access to public transport and who have no other means of getting to places on their own. For more information go to www.eveshamvolunteers.org.uk/community-transport.