Monday 17th July Whats on Where (WoW)

This week we start with a bang welcoming 4 new Care Professionals to our team who are starting their training with our Director and Care Manager Georgia.

Also Dan our community engagement will be on the road at the below groups including some of our own upcoming events

Weekly Groups

  • Tuesday – MemorabLEIGH-Railway Road Leigh Tuesday 1 PM-3 PM

MemorabLEIGH local history/ reminiscence group which is led by professional writer and local history specialist Julie Mckiernan. During the workshops, they will share local history information about Leigh and the surrounding area in the form of artefacts, videos, photographs, audio recordings, newspaper articles, family trees, and personal memories.

You don’t need to be an expert in local history or even know much about the local area just have a lively interest and curiosity.

Wednesday- Leigh Dementia Café at Leigh Cricket Club-

Leigh Dementia café based at Leigh Cricket Club is run on the Third Wednesday of every Wednesday month from 10.30 am until 12.30 pm rub by Alzheimer’s Society.

Chat to people who have been affected by dementia in a friendly and relaxed, social environment at the dementia café. Dementia Cafes provide useful information in a structured and relaxed setting that gives the opportunity for people with dementia, families and carers to ask questions and learn from the experiences of people in similar situations.

Thursday Morning- THE Hub CIC

The Hub CIC is Located in Little Rainbows 2 Nursery on East Bond Street in Leigh, they are a home-like environment which engaging and stimulating day-to-day activities that are designed to promote independence for those over 50.

Thursday- Wigan Athletic Extra Time Hub at Leigh Miners

The Extra Time Hub run by Wigan Athletic Community Trust help bring people in their retirement years together to socialise and do things they enjoy and also try new activities also.

The Extra Hubs are Communities of like-minded people, they are weekly gatherings every Thursday from 1 pm until 3 pm. They are a great way of maintaining friendships and being socially active as these are important parts of healthy, happy ageing.

There are always a variety of activities on offer they can vary from quizzes, arts and crafts and music to seated volleyball, table tennis, cricket or just having a chat and a cup of tea. Every week there can be something else to try.

Friday- Veterans Breakfast- Wigan Armed Forces Community HQ    

Armed Forces Community HQ is a not-for-profit organisation which was established in 2018 to provide a safe space for the Armed Forces Community to belong, become socially included and access better life chances. They UNITE the community, INSPIRE access to positive activities that impact health and well-being and support the community to ACHIEVE better life chances.

Up Coming Events

Thursday 27th July

VR Session At Wigan and Leigh Carers Centre

Virtual Reality at Wigan and Leigh Carers Centre Open to All Ages.

 The session will be a great opportunity for people to try VR for the first time if people haven’t tried it before.

Virtual Experience can help improve cognitive health in older adults. Studies have suggested that VR can help strengthen neural connectors that help support our sensory, motor and cognitive skills and allow us to improve cognition.

Because of Virtual Reality older adults can take virtual trips and visit new places or experience new activities together.

Friday 28th July

Filly My Cup at Café Camaraderie

For those Living with Dementia and their families/ friends/ carers. Every two weeks. Come along and chat, enjoy good food and take part in activities.