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 advice@ageuklancs.org.uk

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 aoliver@ageuklancs.org.uk.

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