A Wellbeing Day buzz in North Bristol!



Shirehampton and Lawrence Weston held their Wellbeing Days the first week of July at The Tithe Barn and The Rock. The events attracted many people with several activities taking place. In Shirehampton there was a beginners photography session, singing session, new age kurling as well as displays by the art and craft class and the garden club, whilst in Lawrence Weston the activities were an art and craft session, line dancing and chair yoga. There were many organisations in attendance including Macmillan Cancer Care, LinkAge, RNID, Bristol Old People’s Forum, SCAF, Alzheimer's Society, Penpole Lunch Club, Wiltshire Farm Foods and Wecil giving out advice and information.

“The wellbeing days were a fantastic opportunity for local older people to find out about activities happening in their area and learn more about organisations and groups locally to support. It was lovely to see so many new faces and hear people trying out new activities in their area after the wellbeing days.” said Laura Burchett, Community Development Worker with LinkAge.

This event is being followed up by the Summer of Age that is taking place from the end of July and throughout August. Activities taking place in Shirehampton, Avonmouth and Sea Mills include Arts and Crafts classes on 31st July, 7th/14th/21st August, Table Tennis on 6th/18th/20th August, New Age Kurling 30th July,  13th/26th/27th August and iTea For You on 30th July. Several of the activities are intergenerational where children can join in.

For more information on activities in North Bristol please contact Laura Burchett by calling 0117 353 3042 or 07930559293 or alternatively you can email: lauraburchett@linkagewestofengland.org.uk

For more information on activities that are taking place as part of the Summer of Age please contact Ricky Bush on 0117 353 3042 or 07807 706 310

Kathryn Courtney