Age UK during the Coronavirus Pandemic

By | July 9, 2020

A message about Age UK Lancashire from U3A Trustee, Sue Watkinson:

1.  Age UK continues to support older people during the Coronavirus crisis.  Services are available by phoning the central number 0300 303 1234 or email

The office is Ormskirk remains closed but the staff still offer these services to our community:

– Providing shopping services and collecting prescriptions
– Taking people home from hospital and settling them in
– Good Day calls – a telephone call to check well-being every day
– Information and Advice
– Dementia Support

2.  Another initiative from Age UK is a Zoom online Dementia Support meeting.  This is being run fortnightly on Friday afternoons to provide support and socialising for carers of those living with dementia.  There is usually a Guest Speaker.  They provide help to use Zoom or there is a telephone option if preferred.  A computer or tablet is needed but they have some available on loan.

Contact Anne Oliver on 07807 338783 or email

3.  And finally, Age UK has a project ongoing called the Art of Isolation.  They are collecting examples of art/craft, poems/ short stories, photographs of newly made garden features or anything that has been created during lock-down.  A Lancashire storyteller and curator is working with Age UK to collect and assemble the examples into a professional publication.

If you would like to make a donation in the form of a photograph or text document then please contact me in the first instance and I will forward them onto the appropriate person at Age UK Lancashire.

Sue Watkinson on 01695 422423