Age UK Cambridgeshire and PeterboroughBack to Activities
Age UK Cambridgeshire and Peterborough is dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life. They provide activities, companionship, advice and support for older people.
This activity is good for wellbeing because
- it helps to reduce isolation and loneliness, which can have a negative impact upon health and well-being;
- making friends increases your support network;
- taking part in activities is fun!
“I feel so much safer knowing I have people around me I can ask and trust. When you can’t go out and enjoy a good natter it’s really nice to have someone come to me.”
“I lost my wife some years ago now, I really thought that was it for me, I gave up. My son phoned the centre to arrange for me to come for a visit and I really enjoyed it, there’s lots to do; crafts, games and I love the quizzes.”
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Age UK CAP provides opportunities for older people to socialise. This includes friendship and support in the form of regular contact from a fully trained volunteer, either by a visit to your home (Sharing Time) or a telephone call (Telephone Befriending).
Age UK CAP offers various other types of support as well.
Volunteering is another free activity to consider.
There are many benefits, including improving your own mental health, reducing loneliness, meeting new people, keeping active, engaging with community activities, sharing skills or acquiring new skills, making a difference, feeling valued, and gaining confidence.
These services are free of charge.