Last week the England Cricket team was celebrating winning the Ashes – this week as we reach the half way point of the Summer of Age programme we also have reason to celebrate, reaching 430 people in the programme to date with a real variety of activities!
We have already seen our iTea4U sessions continue to be booked up, with young volunteers supporting those over 55 with their technology needs, as well as a Green Bristol themed Art project taking place in North Bristol. New Age Kurling has been attracting all ages across the City, with the success now driving local people to set up weekly sessions in their community with the support of LinkAge. 39 people came along in the glorious sunshine for a tour of the Harbourside in search of Shaun the Sheep, with families, grandparents with grandkids and those 55 plus all getting to know each other and making new friends.
We have also been working with Young Bristol and Youth Moves to support the National Citizen Service programme by running interactive and engaging workshops for young people that really help to challenge some of society’s stereotypes around age, aging and raising awareness of the realities of living with loneliness.
When we say these activities are open to all ages, we really mean it, with the youngest of 9 months checking out Shaun the Sheep with mum and nan in tow, through to a lady of 95 playing New Age Kurling.
With 2 weeks still to go you can still get involved in water sports, cooking, IT sessions, high ropes and bush craft or arts and crafts. For more information, call Ricky on 0117 353 3042.