Being aware that older people can sometimes feel isolated Flitwick Town Council organise a variety of activities and groups for people over 60. The activities are aimed at but not restricted to Flitwick residents.
Over 60’s Lunch Club
The lunch club takes place on the 2nd Friday of each month at Flitwick Village Hall. Click HERE to download the lunch club diary.
Cost is £6.50 for Flitwick Residents & £7.50 for Non Residents
All places must be pre-booked 3 days in advance
Call Flitwick Town Council for more information & to book your place – 01525 631900
This is a social club aimed at over 65’s that meet weekly to play darts, dominoes, pool & Wii games. They also organise trips to local places of interest
Takes place on Monday Afternoons at Flitwick Club, High St , Flitwick between 1.30 – 3.30pm
Cost is £2 per week with the first week being free. Click HERE to download their flyer.
If you are interested in coming along please contact Emily at Flitwick Town Council on 01525 631900
Forget Me Not
This is a peer support group for carers of people with memory problems or Dementia. The group meets on a monthly basis at The Rufus Centre, Flitwick between 1.30 – 3.30pm.
Flitwick Town Council describe how the group helps carers:
“The sessions provide vital support because not only are loved ones looked after by devoted volunteers, but carers can spend time sharing their experiences and supporting one another whilst facing the intensely challenging process of caring for somebody with Dementia or memory problems. It is also possible for carers to come along without their loved one.
We spoke to four carers recently who regularly attend the group and heard how the sessions help with ‘letting off steam’, providing access to important information, offering a way of laughing and crying with one another and coming up with suggestions for moving forward with personal situations.
The main message we got from the carers was the benefit of sharing of experiences in a confidential and safe environment. The carers said that the group helped to build their confidence up and that the volunteers were ‘excellent’. This is very important because the carers feel comfortable leaving their loved ones with the volunteers who all have a friendly nature and some have backgrounds in the mental health sector.
One carer mentioned that ‘it’s not about literature’ because sometimes you are given irrelevant leaflets etc. upon receiving a Dementia diagnosis. Throughout the year Flitwick Town Council line up relevant speakers to present to the carers in a separate room, which may be about financial support, information on services available and so forth.
It can be quite daunting to turn up to a new group but one thing’s for sure, if you want to speak to people in a similar situation to you, Flitwick Forget Me Not Group is a good place to start. Healthcare professionals do not run it but the carers who come along regularly say they get a lot of invaluable help from it.”
Click HERE to download the Forget Me Not diary.
If you would like to find out more about the group call Flitwick Town Council on 01525 631900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org