Group Activities and Clubs
Azalea Day Club
Launched in January 2016, our new Azalea day clubs provide a friendly and sociable environment where people feel safe and supported. The activity based day club is for people who have care needs or who may feel socially isolated.
The clubs give people the opportunity to have time out of their home socialising with others in a supported and caring environment. It also provides the opportunity of a break for their carer. They run from 10am to 3pm and we provide a freshly cooked, two course lunch. Transport to help get people there is available and with a wheelchair accessible minibus we can accommodate people with mobility difficulties.
The activities that take place at the clubs are what the people who attend have chosen to do but have included: gardening and growing vegetables, music and singing and arts and crafts. Sometimes when the weather is nice we just all go out for a trip.
We currently have clubs in:
- Prestbury, Cheltenham
- Hatherley, Cheltenham
- Moreton in Marsh, North Cotswolds
If you would like to join or know someone that may benefit from this service then call us on: 01452 302542 Ext 3
Download our Azalea Club leaflet here: Azalea Club final leaflet May 16
Out and About
Do you feel that because of your caring responsibilities or your disability or health condition you:
- Have no personal free time
- Are not experiencing a social life
- Are unable to establish friendships
- Feel isolated
- Feel that life is passing you by
If you enjoy the company of others and want to do things our “Out & About” service, which offers a changing full month’s program of activities, is there for you.
Whatever you need to make your life more complete we can support you in achieving it. Whether it is recreational or social activities our Out & About service offers trips to the Theatre, Cinema, Concerts, Rugby and Football matches, Car Boots, shopping trips, Fitness groups such as walking, swimming and Badminton as well as full day trips to places such as Weston-Super-Mare and London
We provide door to door transport in fully accessible vehicles. The activities are all community based and run from Monday to Saturday from 9am up to midnight and are in a small group format. Every trip is risk assessed to ensure its safety and suitability for you and your loved one.
We ensure that at all times the people who use our service are at the centre of our work and therefore if you have any specific requests for particular activities or trips we will endeavour to offer them.
Crossroads Care Central & East Gloucestershire respects the individuality of you, the carer, and the person you care for and seeks to promote your choice, independence, safety and dignity. We believe you should have access to high quality services that enable you to have a break from your caring responsibilities.
If you are interested in finding our more about this service please call us on: 01452 302543 Ext: 3 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
View our current program of events:Feb 17 OUT and About activities details and programme
Crossroads Care Central & East Gloucestershire is working in partnership with Memory Clubs UK C.I.C . Crossroads Care has funded three Young at Heart Memory Clubs in Prestbury and Hatherley in Cheltenham and Tewkesbury.
The Memory Clubs are FREE social clubs where people with memory difficulties, Dementia, friends, families and carers can relax, have fun and share their experiences in a positive environment.
Anyone who has an interest in memory is welcome: people who are concerned about their memory, or that of someone they know, people who are living with dementia (diagnosed or not), and people who are caring for someone who has memory difficulties, can all relax and socialise at the club. We believe that bringing people with dementia together strengthens their collective powers of recall, boosts their confidence and relieves the anxieties that can accompany Dementia. The Memory Clubs are a dementia friendly place and offer people with dementia a reassuring environment filled with a variety of opportunities for positive interactions and activities.
Carers are encouraged to join us at the Memory Clubs. We believe that Carers’ confidence, and thus their ability to care effectively, is greatly enhanced by opportunities for sharing their experiences and gaining knowledge from other Carers, as well as from Professionals. Our specialised Carer Respite Service, with a person centred focus, is also available and affordable.
Club members determine the programme of activities at each club, which might include:
- singing, arts and crafts, circle dancing, quizzes, games and puzzles, reminiscence, hand massage, seated exercise, guided meditation……. And, of course, delicious refreshments.
For information on all of the Young at Heart Memory Clubs that take place all over Gloucestershire or if you are interested in joining a Memory Club please contact – Lorna: 07971 929258